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World Languages Webinar December 2008 Robert Crawford Coordinator, World Languages West Virginia Department of Education

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1 World Languages Webinar December 2008 Robert Crawford Coordinator, World Languages West Virginia Department of Education

2 Agenda Program Showcase Program Updates Pilot Opportunities Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities Student Opportunities County Announcements

3 College Board Chinese Guest Teacher Program

4 China Initiative State Superintendent Steve Paine joins College Board trip to China 21 st Century Skills Initiative committed to World Language education and global awareness

5 Successes Eight districts in West Virginia currently host College Board Visiting Chinese Teachers (Barbour, Harrison, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Monongalia, Putnam and Wood) Cultural ambassadors that have generated awareness of China and Asia Diversity of language offerings Reciprocal sharing of culture, education and belief systems Connecting to the global world

6 2008/2009 College Board Teachers

7 Benefits of the China 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

8 About the Chinese Teachers Teaching certificate in China Speak Standard Mandarin Bachelors degree (or higher) Three or more years teaching experience Selected through rigorous screening process Travel with J-1 visa May work up to 3 years

9 Host Institution Responsibilities ( ) Sign contract with the College Board Pay administrative fee of $2,000 (cover visa processing etc.) Provide housing (school facilities, rented apartment, homestay) Provide local transportation Provide mentoring and access to regular professional development opportunities Verify intent to continue Chinese program by hiring a full-time teacher

10 Host Institutions Responsibilities (Potential 2009 Updates) Visa sponsor policy change Potential of increased funding required by districts Decrease in the number of basics and amenities required from districts

11 Application Process Notification of interest to WVDE by Friday, January 16, 2009 Application must be submitted to WVDE by Friday, January 30, 2009 WVDE will review applications, provide technical assistance, make recommendations & submit to College Board.

12 Selection Criteria- Making the Case! General College Board selection criteria: Potential for consistent or expanding student enrollment in a Chinese language course Evidence of program support Teaching Assignment Ability to serve as model for other districts/schools

13 Questions?

14 Program Updates Instructional Materials Adoption Materials were approved by the West Virginia Board Of Education https://wveis.k12.wv.us/nclb/Materials/public/ https://wveis.k12.wv.us/nclb/Materials/public/ RESA Caravan February 10 - RESA III February 11 - RESA V February 14 - RESA I February 16 - RESA VII February 19 - RESA IV

15 Upcoming Pilot Projects Middle School LinguaPod Program Piloting in the 2 nd quarter of spring 09 Application Deadline: January 9

16 Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities E-Learns World Language Course Start Date: March 11 Registration Opens: February 1 WVFLTA call for proposals Deadline: January 31 Access proposal

17 Student Opportunities ACTFL student podcast contest Will celebrate Discover Languages month during February For specific contest rules, go to or

18 Announcements & Questions County Announcements Questions ? Next Webinar: March 2009


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