The New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Seminar
On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the China Program Center and the Confucius Institute at UMass Boston will host the 30th New England Chinese Language Teacher Network Seminar in collaboration with STARTALK Programs at UMass Boston, Primary Source, CLASS (Chinese Language Association for Secondary-Elementary Schools), and the Fulbright-Hays Chinese Culture Enrichment Program.
The 2016 Fall seminar theme, Meeting Success, will provide opportunity for Chinese language teachers to meet three experts to discuss teaching and learning. The three, expert World Language Chairs from local public schools will provide numerous examples of delivering instruction, meeting ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, and being successful Chinese Language instructors.
The format is a series of small group, round table discussions with World Language Chairs for conversations to occur, where questions can be answered, and personal concerns raised.
World Language Experts and Discussion Topics
Nancy Marrinucci, World Languages Department Head, Newton North High School
Voice of Choice: Building Relationships and Student-Centered Instruction
Richard Chang, Esq., Co-Headmaster, Josiah Quincy Upper School, Boston Public Schools
The 3 R's: Relationship, Rigor and Relevance: Implicating ACTFL Standards and Classroom Management
Kristina Dahlen, PhD, Foreign Language coordinator, Sharon Public Schools
Differentiated Instruction: Consciously Forming Groups and Packet of Ideas
Jointly hosted by the Confucius Institute and China Program Center at UMass Boston.
Wanli Hu, PhD, Director, The China Program Center, College of Advancing and Professional Studies
|10:00-10:30am||UMass Confucius Professional Development and Resources
Baifeng Sun, Director, UMass Boston
|10:30-10:50am||Programming and News from Primary Source
Peter Gilmartin, Program Director, Primary Source
|10:50-11:00am||Day’s topics and format: Round Table Discussions with Experts
Renee Covalucci, Associate Director, The China Program Center
Go to discussion groups (groups at their locations)
|11:15am-12:00pm||Round 1: Discussion Group A, B, C|
|12:45-1:30pm||Round 2: Discussion Group A, B, C|
|1:35-2:20pm||Round 3: Discussion Group A, B, C|
|2:25-3:10pm||Seminar Forum: Whole group report and findings|
|3:15-3:30pm||Seminar Evaluation and Closing Remarks|