Conference Presentations: NCLC 2017

At the 2017 National Chinese Language Conference in Houson, TX, experts presented on the following:

Deepening Conversations and Practices of Chinese Language and Immersion Programs: Program Effectiveness and Teaching and Assessing Language, Content, and Culture
Organizers and Co-chairs: Shuhan Wang and Joy Kreeft Peyton, CELIN at Asia Society

In light of the fact that more and more Chinese language and immersion programs are established and striving to improve, this workshop engaged experts and participants in sharing strategies and resources for building program effectiveness in multiple dimensions. The presentations and roundtable discussions were built on a new CELIN document, "Key Features of Effective Chinese Language Programs: A Checklist" (Wang & Peyton, 2017), which includes the following features:

  • Feature 1: Program Design, Funding, Governance/Leadership, and Accountability
  • Feature 2: Curriculum
  • Feature 3: Instruction
  • Feature 4: Assessment
  • Feature 5: Staff Quality and Professional Development
  • Feature 6: Materials, Resources, and Technology Tools
  • Feature 7: Program Articulation
  • Feature 8: Family Support and Community Engagement
  • Feature 9: External Networking and Partnerships

Presenters and their PowerPoint slides are provided here:

Shuhan Wang and Joy Kreeft Peyton (CELIN and Workshop Overview)
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Maquita Alexander (Washington Yuying Public Charter School, Washington, DC)
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Sue Berg (Yinghua Academy, Minneapolis, MN)
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Jeffrey Bissell (Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA)
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Sharon Huang (HudsonWay Chinese Immersion School, NYC, and Summit, NJ)
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Panelists also discussed how to teach and assess language, culture, and content areas:

  • Kevin Chang (Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA)
  • Marty Chen (Utah Chinese Dual Language Programs)
  • Kyle Ennis (Avant Assessment)
  • Luyi Lien (Yinghua Academy, Minneapolis, MN)
  • Pearl You (Washington Yuying Public Charter School, Washington, DC)
     

Teaching and Learning Math in Chinese-English Dual Language Programs: A Discussion

Presenters discussed research findings about math education in Chinese and American classrooms and shared instructional strategies and resources about teaching and learning math:

Shuhan Wang: CELIN and Session Overview
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Xiao Liu
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Fang Wang
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Shen Yin
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