Presentation on theme: "Chinese Guest Teacher Program Informational Webinar January 18, 2011 9:00 – 10:00."— Presentation transcript:
Chinese Guest Teacher Program Informational Webinar January 18, 2011 9:00 – 10:00
Webinar Agenda History Program Overview Application Process Questions
History 2006- State Leadership Participated in Chinese Bridge Delegation 2007 – Initial Programs Implemented in West Virginia High Schools 2008 –Expansion to Middle School and Elementary Programs 2009 & 2010 – Continued Program Expansion Throughout the State
To ensure every child's success as citizens and workers in the 21st century, the West Virginia Department of Education and the Board of Education developed West Virginias 21st century learning plan. We call it Global21: Students deserve it. The world demands it. The program is a systemic approach to help West Virginia not only compete globally but to thrive. From the classroom to the district office to the state Department of Education, the program is a bold acknowledgement that we must change how we operate if we expect to change what and how children learn. At its core is the mission to develop self- directed, motivated learners who demonstrate the skills and knowledge that are fundamental to becoming successful adults in the digital world.
Program Overview Participating Schools: K-12 independent public schools and districts seeking to start or expand Chinese language programs Participating Teachers: Teachers apply to program in China, screened by Hanban and interviewed by College Board/NCSSFL. All teachers have: – B.A degree or above, teaching certificate in China, 3 years experience or more, Proficient in written and spoken English Teachers are assigned to a host institution for one year, and may renew up to three years if both school and teacher agree Schools assign the teachers a full-time teaching position and provide the teachers with a commensurate compensation to a local teacher (combination Hanban stipend, salary and/or housing and transportation)
Current Guest Teachers Over 450 Guest Teachers have served in the Chinese Guest Teacher Program since 2007 For 2010-11, there are currently 173 teachers in 121 institutions (260+ individual schools) 127 new teachers (July 2010)
Benefits of the Chinese Guest Teacher Program Chinese language program can be launched with minimal initial investment Similar programs in other states Students can learn authentic Chinese language and interact with native-Chinese speaker Teacher can serve as a cultural resource in other subjects School can build pipeline to AP Chinese classes
Institution Responsibilities Assign the teacher a full-time teaching position (no more than two sites and five classes/day) Pay Program Visa & Insurance Fees Compensate the teacher in an amount commensurate to that of a local teacher –Subsidized by stipend by Hanban –Can be in the form of partial salary and/or in-kind housing and transportation benefits – Provide a professional mentor (strong foreign language or teacher-leader mentor) – Provide a cultural mentor
Application Process Application is entirely online Go to: www.collegeboard.com/guestteacher www.collegeboard.com/guestteacher or more directly http://app.perfectforms.com/player.htm?f=vjVAggck http://app.perfectforms.com/player.htm?f=vjVAggck February 15, 2011 is the deadline to submit applications.
Completing Application Process 1.Once you have submitted your application, you will be emailed a copy for your records. The email will be sent from PerfectForms@PerfectForms.com. Please ensure that this email address is on your safe senders list so it is not blocked by your email server. 2. The application will then be routed by email to the authorized official specified in your application. You will be notified by email if the authorized official requests that you make edits to the application. Once approved, the application will be submitted to the Program for review 3.The College Board partners with the National Council for State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) to review applications and match teachers to schools. The College Board or your states Supervisor for Languages may contact you to request further information or edits to the application.
Additional Information Guest Teacher Informational Meeting January 31, 2011 Capitol Room of the Capitol Complex 1:30 -2:30 Robert Crawford firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com (304-558-0200)