CLTA-WA 2019 Spring Workshop: Innovative Ideas to Foster 21st Century Minds (April 13, 2019) 9:00 am
CLTA-WA 2019 Spring Workshop: Innovative Ideas to Foster 21st Century Minds (April 13, 2019) @ Westside School
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Time: April 13th 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm w/ 1 hour lunch break @ 12:00pm (6 hours total) Presenter: Ying Jin, ACTFL’s 2018 National Language Teacher of the Year Target Audience: K – 16 Chinese Instructors Location: Westside School, 10404 34th Ave SW, Seattle, … Continue reading
Dates and Times
- Chinatown Parade: Sunday, July 21, 4:30pm – 8:00pm
- Torchlight Parade: Saturday, July 27, 3:30pm – 10:00pm
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Check the flyer below for more details. This event is not sponsored by CLTA-WA and is posted as a courtesy to its host, ChongWa Benevolent Association
Time: August 17, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm w/ 1-hour lunch break @ 12:00pm (6 hours total)
Main Presenter: Dr. Wei-ling Wu, Independent Consultant
Co-presenter: Xi Sun, Chinese immersion program teacher
Target Audience: K – 12 Chinese Instructors
Location: Communications Building (CMU) 120, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Cost: Free for CLTA-WA members; $20.00 for non-members (CLTA-WA annual membership fee: $30.00 for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)
Going real in language instruction can fundamentally change the way we teach and dramatically improve learning outcomes for students. This workshop draws content from Asia Society (AS)’s professional development training. AS professional development training provides teachers with practical ways to make learning highly relevant and engaging in Chinese classrooms. The presenters will explore three overarching questions: 1) What is the essence of going real in language instruction? 2) How do we create relevant and engaging learning experiences for Chinese language learners? 3) How do we scaffold to improve students’ performance in communicative tasks? Participants will learn various communicative tasks and effective strategies that can be used for students of different ages and proficiency levels. They will be actively engaged in reviewing examples of classroom activities and the TEQ video lessons the AS has created. They will see how relevant and engaging learning makes a difference in our classrooms.
Session Schedule (The workshop will start promptly at 9:00am)
08:30-09:00 Sign in, networking
09:00-12:00 Session 1
12:00-13:00 Break and Announcements
13:00-15:30 Session 2
15:30-16:00 Evaluation and Wrap up
(If clicking the link does not open the registration page, please copy and paste the link into your web browser to register. Registration deadline August-14-2019)
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- 6 clock hours will be awarded to participants who attend the entire event from 09:00 to 16:00. No partial clock hours will be awarded. Please note the workshop will start promptly at 9:00.
- Refreshments and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.
CLTA-WA extends our sincere appreciation to the co-sponsors of this event:
Dr. Wei-ling Wu
Dr. Wei-ling Wu is a nationally recognized Chinese language educator and an experienced teacher of Chinese to American K-12 students. As an independent consultant, she has been a teacher trainer for the Asia Society’s Confucius Classrooms and also the designer, coach, and script writer for the Asia Society’s TEQ video lesson series. She has also taught college courses on K-12 Chinese instruction and served as a curriculum developer and lead instructor for STARTALK programs. Dr. Wu has published a range of Chinese textbooks for K-12 students. She holds a Ph.D. in Language in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Xi Sun is currently the third-grade teacher at Jingmei Elementary School. She is one of the teacher leader candidates in the Asia Society Teacher Leader Cultivation Program. As an Asia Society teacher fellow, she has created several TEQ Chinese teaching video lessons. She developed Dual Language Immersion teaching materials with the Mandarin Matrix. Xi is the board member of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Washington State. She holds master degrees in Teaching Chinese (K-12), and Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) from the New York University.
Our 2019 Spokane regional workshop will take place at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, WA on Saturday, August 24th, 2019, from 9am-4:30pm. We’re very excited about this full-day workshop led by our keynote speaker, Zoe Jiang. She is the 2018 Washington State World Language Teacher of the Year. Zoe will focus on how to incorporate culture into teaching. In the afternoon, we will include three 50-minute sessions facilitated by JingranWan, Huan-Mei (Ivy) Hall, and Lushi Hong.
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Time: 9am – 4:30pm with one-hour lunch break @ 12pm (6 hours total*)
Target Audience: K – 16 Chinese Instructors
Location: Eastern Washington University, Spokane campus. EWU Center (EWUC), Room 112 668 N Riverpoint Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202
Keynote Presenter: Zoe Jiang
Topic: 101 Things You Didn’t Know about Teaching Chinese Culture
This hands-on workshop will provide Chinese teachers with the expertise to guide students through exciting Chinese cultural activities. These classroom-proven activities have been designed to meet ACTFL standards and the needs of 21st century learners. This highly interactive workshop features year-round cultural themes ranging from Chinese festivals, tea ceremony, music, Kungfu, food preparation, clothing, traditional games, operas, to cultural field trips, and more. The presenter will add a new twist to common cultural activities to help teachers enrich their students’ classroom learning experiences. Going beyond other cultural seminars, this workshop introduces how to integrate the ACTFL standards of comparisons, connections, and communities in the cultural context.
Participants will be able to:
- Leave this workshop with access to a database featuring slides, handouts, and video links to enliven their Chinese culture lessons
- Integrate Chinese cultural elements into Western festivals, celebrations and holidays
- Connect Chinese culture to other disciplines through STEM projects and general cross-curricular projects
- Use cultural teaching and learning as a voice to make Chinese programs more visible in schools, school districts, cities, and states.
Presenter: Jingran Wan, Odle Middle School, Bellevue School District, WA
Topic: Adapting SIOP Model into Large-size Chinese Classrooms
Presenter: Huan-Mei (Ivy) Hall, Spokane Community College, WA
Topic: How to Use Games to Motivate Students to Learn
Presenter: Lushi Hong, former Chinese teacher in Lake Highland Preparatory School, FL
Topic: Feedback and Motivation
Cost: Free for current CLTA-WA members for both on-site and Zoom participants.
$20 for non-members for both on-site and Zoom participants.
(*CLTA-WA annual membership fee: $30.00 from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.)
Participants who attend the entire workshop are eligible for six clock hours. (Partial clock hours cannot be awarded. No clock hours will be awarded to Zoom participants at this point.)
8:30am – 9am Sign in
9am – 12pm Welcome & Presentation by Zoe Jiang
12pm – 1pm Lunch (Please bring your own lunch.)
1pm – 2pm Presentation by Jingran Wan
2pm – 3pm Presentation by Huan-Mei (Ivy) Hall
3pm – 4pm Presentation by Lushi Hong
4pm – 4:30pm Evaluation & Wrap up
(If clicking the link does not open the registration page, please copy and paste to your browser. Registration deadline August 20, 2019.)
- Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.
- This event is held in the EWUC building, labeled #5 on the map found at the link below. Please note the ORANGE 1 lot is the closest entrance to the EWUC building and costs $6 to park all day, the green parking lots are $4 https://spokane.wsu.edu/facilities/parking/campus-map/)
CLTA-WA extends our sincere appreciation to the co-sponsors of this event:
- Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (http://confucius.washington.edu)
- Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA) (https://clta-us.org/)
- Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) (https://www.waflt.net)
- Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, EWU (https://www2.ewu.edu/cale/programs/modern-languages)
For more information about the workshop, please go to Chinese Language Teachers Association -Washington at http://www.clta-wa.org/or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mark your calendars and save the dates for the following three workshops: