GO REAL! Creating Authentic Learning Experiences for Pre-K to Grade 12 Chinese Language Learners
A one-day workshop featuring Dr. Wei-ling Wu:
Dr. Wu is a nationally recognized Chinese language educator who focuses on primary and secondary school instruction. She has taught courses as an adjunct instructor at New York University. As a consultant, she has served as a curriculum developer and lead instructor for STARTALK programs across the country. She is also a teacher trainer for the Asia Society. The designer, coach and script writer of the Asia Society’s TEQ video lesson series, 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.
Co-sponsored by the Asia Society and Washington International School.
By creating authentic learning experiences for Chinese language learners, we can fundamentally change the way we teach and dramatically improve learning outcomes. This workshop draws content from professional development the Asia Society (AS) has offered in the past two years in an effort to explore ways of making learning highly relevant and engaging in Chinese language classrooms. The presenters will explore three overarching questions: 1) What do we mean by authentic learning in the Chinese language classroom? 2) How do we create learning experiences in our classrooms that are relevant and engaging for students? 3) How do we scaffold to improve students’ performance in communicative tasks? Participants will learn 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 authentic learning makes a difference in our classrooms.
Light breakfast and lunch included in registration fee of $35. Register here.
This workshop will be given in Chinese.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WIS Tregaron Campus 3100 Macomb Street NW (Cleveland Park neighborhood)
Plenty of parking on campus. 12-minute walk from Cleveland Park Metro Station (Red Line)
Washington International School (WIS) offers courses in Chinese language from grades 6-12, including International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Chinese B. WIS is part of the Confucius Classroom network and works in close partnership with Asia Society.
About Asia Society:
Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.