Teaching Resources Hub
For Remotely Teaching Chinese during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic—and Beyond
Asia Society's China Learning Initiatives team is pleased to curate an evolving hub of resources, tools, and perspectives to help educators succeed in this challenging time. These resources will be updated regularly, so check back often!
The views expressed herein are the authors' own and do not necessarily represent the views of Asia Society.
Professional Development Opportunities for Educators
ACTFL Resources—ACTFL is offering access to a variety of resources for language educators.
CELIN Master Webinar Series—To welcome the advent of a new school year, Asia Society's Chinese Early Language & Immersion Network (CELIN) offers a series of webinars presented by renowned educators experienced in Chinese as a world language and immersion education.
College Board Professional Learning Webinar Series—College Board is offering a series of complimentary webinars for K–12 Chinese teachers and school administrators, including a new session on the timely topic of “Online Teaching Strategies and Tools,” as many teachers work quickly to adapt their teaching to remote and virtual settings.
Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools Webinar Series—CLASS has been providing a series of “First-Aid Kits for Remote Teaching” on trending topics through webinars to help teachers succeed in this challenging time. These webinars cover tools and tips for online learning, new approaches toward rethinking remote teaching, as well as new changes to Advanced Placement testing, etc.
2020 Virtual Teachers Workshop—Asia Society Northern California and the 1990 Institute offered a free teachers workshop from Friday, July 31 through Saturday, August 1. The theme of the workshop is Technology & Humanity, featuring contemporary China and Asia for K–12 grade classrooms. Featuring Clayton Dube, Tom Gold, Dr. Anthony Jackson, Francis Lee, Heather Evans, Jonas Edman, and Christopher M. Livaccari.
NYU Project Developing Chinese Language Teachers—NYU Project DCLT has shared a series of stories with unit plans for teachers who are seeking inspiration for their online teaching.
In a time of social distance, staying connected to learn from one another is more important than ever. We're excited to share with you best practices of teaching and learning from K–12 teachers.
Standout Mandarin teachers who are members of the Asia Society Chinese Teacher Leadership Program, an online, part-time certificate program aiming to help its participants make a positive impact in their classrooms, academic institution, the greater community, and the Chinese pedagogy field. Check out Jessica Tan's best practices for using Zoom in the classroom; Jessica Fu's thoughts on using the Target Language (TL); Catherine Zhong on designing follow-up activities based on authentic materials; and Fangzhou Zhang on using the "preview phase."
Wang Yan, an accomplished Chinese language teacher in Lexington, Kentucky (and who was the recently awarded Kentucky's "Early Language Learning Teacher of the Year"), continues to think creatively outside the box while connecting students and educators virtually during this challenging time of the COVID-19 global pandemic. We are pleased to share a few video projects that were initiated and led by Wang and her colleagues; we also invited her to share a few behind-the-scene stories.
Thoughts on Teaching Chinese Online during COVID-19—Ping Wu, a Chinese teacher at Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, Ohio, understands that no one-sized online lesson plan will fit everyone's needs. A veteran educator, she offers a detailed outline of Essential Questions, Content, Instructional Activities, and Expectations/Ground Rules for your approach to remote teaching.
From Presidio Knolls School—While teachers have to adapt a new way of instruction, how can we rethink remote teaching? What are the unique advantages that online learning can bring to us? How to explore and utilize authentic materials to help students understand what is going on outside of their homes? Ophelia Mingyan Ma from Presidio Knolls School, a San Francisco-based innovative Chinese immersion school, shares her pioneer thinking and creative instructional practices during COVID-19. Note: These articles are written in Chinese:
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Teaching and Learning Contents around COVID-19 by Topics
Do you speak Corona? A guide to COVID-19 slang, including Mandarin Chinese.
How to cope with COVID-19–related racism:
- Standing Against Racism in the Time of COVID: An archived virtual event hosted by Asia Society Southern California (May 2020), to raise awareness and combat the escalating violence and intolerance towards those of Asian descent and other communities of color following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Countering Coronavirus Stigma and Racism: Tips for Teachers and Other Educators
- Coronavirus: Protect Yourself and Stand Against Racism
- Teacher Voice: Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate—let’s separate the myths from the reality
- How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism
Google has established a new webpage which features tools that may help educators teaching from home.