We are not the only ones talking about China’s growing role on the world stage. That’s why it’s so important to have a forum like our Teachers Workshop to provide U.S. teachers and students with accurate information about China today!
No standardized tests, no written homework, no tracking. These are some of the new actions China is taking to lessen student academic burden. The Chinese Ministry of Education released Ten Regulations to Lessen Academic Burden for Primary School Students this week for public commentary. The Ten Regulations are introduced as one more significant measure to reform China’s education, in addition to further reduction of academic content, lowering the academic rigor of textbooks, expanding criteria for education quality, and improving teacher capacity.
Our inaugural Teachers Workshop on China’s Growing Global Impact was held on August 5 – 6, 2013. China experts gave lectures and led discussions on China in Transition and Current Social and Political Issues. The workshop was attended by approximately 40 secondary school teachers, from 8 Bay Area county school districts, Virginia and Shenzhen, China!
There was so much excitement surrounding this latest 1990 Institute education program. We wish you could have been there! Here are a few snap shots featuring speakers and workshop participants. We will share with you the videos of the keynote speech, panel discussions, and curriculum development workshops once they’re available.
Special thanks to the co-chairs of the Teachers Workshop committee, Margaret Booker and Lucille Lee, as well as the committee members, Jim Caldwell, Paul Cheng, Alice Chiang, May Koo, Sandra Pan, Jeannette Wei, and Grace Yu. This was truly a team effort. What a dedicated group of board members and volunteers!
As we look towards building and expanding on the success of this workshop, we invite you to share with us any suggestions or recommendations that you may have regarding future topics, possible speakers, other locations, funding sources, etc.