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2  FACILITATE & CONNECT educational resources MISSION

3  ALIGN K-12 PROGRAMS with resources MISSION

4  PROVIDE COST-EFFECTIVE RESOURCES to many districts MISSION

5 ORIGIN  LAUNCH & TRIALS OF Mandarin language program

6  QUALITY CONCERNS outcomes of language instruction professional development development of curriculum & resources ORIGIN

7  BROADER CURRICULUM issues  SUSTAINABILITY  LIMITED CAPACITY availability of staff  MIS-MATCHED expectations

8 ...a partnership of the Berks County Intermediate Unit established to support the introduction and expansion of K-12 instruction in Asian language and culture.

9 CAPACITY BUILDING guest scholars distance learning professional development CURRICULUM & DESIGN shared curriculum standard assessments pooled materials curriculum audits k12/higher-ed partnerships INTEGRATION & OUTREACH community partnerships & education sister schools business partnerships

10 CURRICULUM & DESIGN shared curriculum standard assessments pooled materials curriculum audits k12/higher-ed partnerships INTEGRATION & OUTREACH community partnerships & education sister schools business partnerships CAPACITY BUILDING guest scholars distance learning professional development * FLAP GRANT

11 BCIU FLAP GRANT Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) – fuel for specific programs of the ASC Expand and Strengthen Mandarin Chinese Language Programs in Berks County Increase Student Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese Language Create an articulated sequential Program of Study for Mandarin Chinese Language Instruction Levels I, II, III, and IV Develop an Effective Approach for finding, retaining, and professionally developing Qualified teachers of Mandarin Chinese

12 Jun 2009 Apr 2009 Sept 2009 ASC Spring Conference Dec 2008 Jun 2008 Program conference NCTA BCIU Jan 2009 CI-Pitt partnership NCTA Delegation to China CI Teacher partnerships launched BUILDING THE FRAMEWORK

13 Apr 2010 March 2010 “Future of Korea” ASC Spring Conference May 7, 2010 Nov 2009 Oct 2009 FLAP Directors’ Meeting CI Mandarin Teacher Recruitment Jan 2010 NCTA Seminar Hosted by BCIU Joint Prof. Dev. Conference Summer programs NEXT STEPS Administrator visit Hanban CI Teachers Arrive Sept 2010 CEI Exchange “kick-off”

14 Confucius Institute at Pittsburgh University (CI-Pitt) –Masters degree candidate teachers –Specialize in Mandarin instruction to non-Chinese speakers –1 year assignment, with option to extend (J1 Visa) –Flexible program Teacher sharing Distance learning –Underwritten by Hanban (approximate one year cost = $13K) –BCIU serves as “satellite” center for administration of program MAGPI and Cleveland Museum of Art (examples) –Leverage Distance Learning technology (RWAN and video- conferencing) –One of a kind “video classes” (Chinese Tomb Art) BUILDING CAPACITY: PARTNERSHIPS

15 National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) –Locally host NCTA’s East Asian Studies Workshops –Provide ACT48 credits, teacher stipend, and materials at no cost to districts –30 regional participants in 2009 UPenn’s Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) –Regional opportunities for seminars and programs (low cost) –“vetting” of Curriculum resources and materials on behalf of the ASC World Affairs Councils (WAC) –Local presentations by representatives from Dept of State, National Embassies, etc. (example: The Future of Korea) BUILDING CAPACITY: PARTNERSHIPS

16 Shared Curriculum –Mandarin Language program collaboration facilitated by BCIU –Use of Performance Pathways environment –Standards Aligned Confucius Institute Resource Materials –CI funding affords district access to wide spectrum of tools and materials to supplement and support instruction Standard Assessments –Online assessment tools (STAMP) Curriculum Audits Leverage Partnerships (Ohio State, Univ. of Pittsburgh) for curriculum and assessment review and guidance CURRICULUM AND DESIGN: FRAMEWORK APPROACH

17 Community Partnerships – meet with local community groups –Heighten community awareness –Build goodwill –Explore possible collaborations (business/education partnerships) –Recent contacts: Chamber of Commerce Reading Chinese Association School Boards World Affairs Council Adoptive Parents Group Sister School Programs (China Exchange Initiative) –Leverage CEI framework to establish district to district exchanges –Afford students/educators the opportunity to experience other cultures –Aid district staff in establishing the infrastructure required to implement and sustain Sister School programs INTEGRATION AND OUTREACH: BUILDING SUPPORT


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