2012 Annual Conference

 

2012 CLTA-TX Annual Conference Report       

德州中文教师协会2012年年会报告

德州中文教师协会2012年年会于2012年10月21日在休斯顿奥迪国际学校顺利举行,获得相当好的效果。年会当天从德州各地闻讯而来的有100多位活跃在中文教育园地的老师们。会上,从全美各地请来的经验丰富的中文教育界前辈们给德州的老师们传授经验,分享语言学习与游戏活动相结合的中文课堂,给德州的老师们带来了中文教育方面的春风。与会者们在会后领到了本次年会的培训证书。协会会员在午饭期间举行了年度会员会议。会长介绍了新任理事;财务汇报了上年度协会的财政状况。

这次年会得到了休斯奥迪国际学校(The Awty International School)的大力支持。学校赞助了场地,设备和礼品。年会当天奥迪国际学校的校长Dr. Steve Codrington在会上对德州的中文老师们表示了敬佩,并鼓励各位中文老师再接再励,为德州的中文教育发展做出更大的贡献。这次活动也得到了休斯顿总领馆的支持,教育组的徐白羽领事代表领馆参加了活动,给予精神和经济方面的大力支持。本次年会的其他赞助者是:全美中文教师协会(CLTA-US),IQ Chinese,Yes! Chinese,China Sprout,Better Chinese, Asia Society Texas Center。 年会当天的午餐是由奥迪学校Sage Catering名厨精心炮制的法国大餐,有法国小羊肉,烤火鸡,香蒜三文鱼,还有意大利奶酪和提拉米苏。老师们纷纷赞叹:来参加年会,不仅武装了头脑,而且也丰富了味觉,享受了一顿美味的法国大餐。

本次年会的主题是“生动有效的中文课堂“。年会安排了以下精彩的中文讲座: • 亚洲语言和文化教育协会会长Christopher Livaccari博士谈中文如何走向世界。 • 中华文华学院林询老师组织老师介绍休斯敦斯坦福学区的中文浸润项目; •  休斯顿大学维克多利亚校区的林欣慧等教授演示多媒体的中文课堂; • 莱斯大学学生Sarah Comstock谈中文学习的心得和表演古筝; •  休斯顿大学教授温晓红组织老师们介绍中文教学的技巧ˎ 方法与资源; • 下午,四位老师分别和与会者分享语言学习与游戏活动相结合的中文课堂。

德州中文教师协会成立近10年来,致力于德州蒸蒸日上的中文教育。协会每年在德州不同城市举办年会,从全美各地邀请活跃在中文教育园地的专家举办有关中文教学的讲座,造福于在中文教育道路上辛勤探索的中文老师。今年是德州中文教师协会有史以来第二次在休斯顿举办年会。协会不仅给老师们每年举办大型年会和各种培训活动; 发行有关专业和信息方面的季刊; 每年为老师建立和颁发基金;并及时给会员发送来自全美各地工作招聘的信息; 让会员全面了解德州中文教育的行情。该协会为德州的中文教育起了积极推动的作用。

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2012 Annual Conference – “Building Motivating and Effective Chinese Classrooms.”

Program:

   Click here to download the program in PDF.

Date: Sunday, October 21

Location: Awty International School – 7455 Awty School Lane, Houston, Texas, USA 77055

http://www.awty.org

Sponsors
The Awty International School
Chinese Consulate in Houston
CLTA-US
Other donors
We encourage our conference attendees to become a member of CLTA-US.

Conference Chairs

Conference chair – Jiayao Pang
Conference co-chair – Lei Deng
Program chair – Neal Liang

Target Audience: Teachers who teach Chinese as a foreign language for students of all ages and levels

Conference Program      Click here to download the program in PDF.

8:15-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:15 Opening Remarks
Dr. Steve Codrington, Headmaster of the Awty International School
Educational Consul of the Chinese Consulate in Houston

9:15-10:15 Keynote
Christopher Livaccari, Director of Education and Chinese Language Initiatives Asia Society: “How Chinese Became a World Language: Teaching and Learning in the Age of Mandarin”

10:15-10:30 Break & Door prize

10:30-11:15 Panel 1
“Chinese Immersion program at Stafford MSD”
Panel Chair: Francoise Shih, President, Consortium of Texas Chinese Language Institute
Panelists: 1. Uyen Tieu, Dual Language Specialist, Stafford MSD 2. Lily Chiang, 2nd grade Chinese teacher, Stafford MSD 3. Louise Kong, Chinese teacher, Stafford MSD

11:15-12:00 Panel 2
Integrating technology into Chinese language learning”- Introduction to two web-based tools, podcast and Moodle, examples of using new technology to enhance learning outcomes
Panel Chair: Hsin-Hui Grace Lin, University of Houston at Victoria
Panelists: 1. Dr. Irene Linlin Chen, Professor, University of Houston-Downtown
2. Dr. Mandy Mei-Chih Wang, Assistant Professor, Uni. of Louisiana Lafayette
3. Dr. Grace Hsin-Hui Lin, Associate Professor, Uni. Of Houston at Victoria

12:00-1:30 Lunch & Book fairs & multimedia providers & Annual member meeting
12:00 – 12:25: Serve lunch
12:25 – 12:45: Special Presentation over lunch: “How to Utilize Yes Chinese Multimedia Teaching Platform”, by Anne Ke Wang, Chicago Chinese Language and Culture Center
12:00 – 01:30: Book fairs
01:15 – 01:30: Annual member meeting

1:30-2:00 Special guest and performance
“Feedback from a student” & Guzheng performance by Sarah Comstock, Rice University & Awty alumni

2:00-2:45 Panel 3
“Instructional strategies in a student-centered classroom”
Panel Chair: Xiaohong Wen 温晓虹, University of Houston Presenters: 1. Theme-based curriculum and task-based activities: Dinning in a restaurant; Yan Zhao, Pershing Middle School, Houston 2. Instructional steps in teaching the “ba” Construction: A cognitive approach; Zhiqun Song, San Jacinto College, Houston 3. Differentiated Instruction for Different Chinese Language Abilities in Chinese School; Xin Hao and Xiangping Liu, Hua Xia Chinese School, Clear Lake Campus and LingLiang Chinese School, Houston

2:45-3:00 Break & Receiving training certificates

3:00 – 3:45
Workshop 1: “Games in a Chinese language class” by Xuemei Luo, Awty International School
Workshop 2: “My experience of teaching AP Chinese” by Rong Wang from Huaxia Chinese School & Galveston Independent School District

3:45 – 4:30
Workshop 3: “Classroom management” by Wen Chen, Kolter Elementary School
Workshop 4: “Chinese Immersion: Multiple Methods of Conducting Effective Language Input to Young Second Language Learners” by Wei Liu and Meggie Chou, Chinese with Meggie Mandarin Chinese Language School, Austin

 

Please click here for the online registration form.   2012 年会注册请点击此链接

To pre-pay for lunch($12) or the conference registration fee (non-member $15),  please send a check payable to CLTA-TX to PO Box 311324, Houston, TX 77231 within 10 days after you submit the registration form.   If no check is received after 10 days, your lunch order or your conference registration (non-member) will be cancelled.

您完成在线注册之后10天内,请将预订午餐 ($12) 和支付年会注册费(非会员, $15)的支票寄至 PO Box 311324, Houston, TX 77231。 如果10天后没有收到支票,你的午餐预订或年会注册(非会员)将被取消。

Lunch Menu:
We are pleased to host the conference at Awty International school. As part of the hosting agreement, we are required to use Awty’s catering company. The lunch must be pre-ordered for a set fee of $12 to members and non-members. You may see the menu below, and there will also be a vegetarian option. For those not pre-ordering the lunch you are welcome to bring your own.

BEVERAGES
ICED TEAS
SPA WATER (FLAVOURED WATER WITH FRUITS)
TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
ASSORTED SODAS

SALADS
CHICK PEA TOMATO AND FETA
SALMON AND DILL SALAD
TOMATO MOZZARELLA

MAINS
SALMON PESTO
ROAST TURKEY
LAMB PROVENCAL
ASSORTED BREAD ROLLS

DESSERT
TIRAMISU
ASSORTED COOKIES
LEOMON SLICE