CLTA-WA 2019 Spring Workshop: Innovative Ideas to Foster 21st Century Minds (April 13, 2019)

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Westside School
10404 34th Ave SW
WA 98146

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, WA 98146

Cost: Free for CLTA-WA members; $20.00 for non-members                                    (CLTA-WA annual membership fee: $30.00 for July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)


This workshop will introduce a series of classroom-proven activities designed to meet the needs of 21st Century Learners. This will be an interactive session featuring student work samples, video demonstrations and tips on how to build a strong and cohesive student-centered learning community. A variety of practical classroom activities along with step-by-step instructions will be shared with the audience. The activities include Quiz Quiz Trade, Ask Ask Trade, Sentence Picture, Running Dictation, just to name a few.

This hands-on workshop will be split into two parts, the first mostly focusing on auditory strategies and the second on literacy strategies. The audience will be asked to actively participate in sample activities and will walk away with ideas that they can easily apply to their own classroom practice.

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

To register:
(If clicking the link does not open the registration page, please copy and paste the link into your web browser to register. Registration deadline April-10-2019)

Direction to Westside School:

Please note:

  • 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.
  • Refreshments and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

CLTA-WA extends our sincere appreciation to the co-sponsors of this event:

Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA)

Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT)

Westside School



Speaker Bio:   Ms. Ying Jin (金璎)

Ms. Ying Jin has more than 20 years Chinese language and culture teaching experience in diverse settings, including middle schools, high schools, and colleges in both the U.S. and China. She is currently a teacher of Mandarin Chinese at the Fremont Union High School District in Cupertino, California.

Ms. Jin is a board member of CLASS (Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools) and serves as the chair of National Chinese Honor Society.

Ms. Jin received her MA degree in Instructional Technologies from San Francisco State University, and BA degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Peking University, China. Additionally, Ms. Jin volunteers for numerous educational and cultural organizations in the SF Bay Area.

Ms. Jin received the 2018 Teacher of the Year from ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), 2017 Teacher of the Year from SWCOLT (The Southwest Conference On Language Teaching), 2016 Teacher Of the Year from CLTA (California Language Teachers Association), 2015 Outstanding Teacher Award from CLTA (California Language Teachers Association) and 50th Annual Murphy Educator of the Year Award in 2014.

Ms. Jin has presented many times in conferences, such as ACTFL, CLTA (California Language Teachers Association), and STARTALK. She enjoys interacting with other teachers and promoting Chinese language teaching in the K-12 realm.



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