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The 1st Online Chinese Teaching Forum & Workshop

The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University is pleased to announce that the first Online Chinese Teaching Forum was held at Michigan State University on December 4th-5th, 2015. This forum aims at promoting the collaboration and communication among educators in K-12 online Chinese teaching and learning field. Organized by the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU), the forum will focus on discussing topics around online Chinese teaching modes and curriculum development. The mission of this forum is to establish a network for all K-12 online Chinese course providers that are currently offered in the United States. We are now inviting administrators and instructors who are involved in online Chinese courses to participate and present at the forum.

The theme of the forum is Online Chinese Teaching Modes and Approaches. Mr. Jamey Fitzpatrick, the current President and Chief Executive Officer at Michigan Virtual University, provided a keynote speech on the topic of "Online language education in the future: Policy and practices". The morning session focused on introducing various models of online Chinese course and the existing affordances and challenges that online Chinese course providers are facing. The afternoon session was for online Chinese instructors to share instructional strategies and useful technologies to better facilitate online teaching and learning.

1. Theme

Online Chinese Teaching Modes and Approaches

2. Time and Place

Time: December 4th, 2015 (9am to 4pm EST)

Meeting Location: 
Brody Hall
241 Brody Srv Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Morning session (9am-12pm): Room 136
Afternoon session (1pm-4pm): Room 138

3. Topics

  • Online Chinese teaching modes
  • Online Chinese teaching platform design
  • The integration of technology in online instruction
  • Grammar, vocabulary, and Chinese character teaching in online environment
  • Online Chinese skills training
  • Online Chinese culture teaching
  • Classroom cases in online Chinese courses
  • Activity design in online Chinese courses
  • Instructional tools in online Chinese courses
  • Learning tools in online Chinese courses
  • Digital resources development

4. Language

English or Chinese

5. Agenda

Online Chinese Teaching Modes and Platform Development    Room 136

 

8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00 a.m.- 9:50 a.m.

Keynote Speech: Online Policy and language education in the future: practices

President & CEO at Michigan Virtual University

Mr. Jamey Fitzpatrick

 

 

9:55 a.m.- 10:35 a.m.

The World of Mandarin Chinese: an online experience

Dr. Stephen V. Hoyt    Obridge Academy

 

10:35 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.

Break

 

10:45 a.m.- 11:25 a.m.

Online Chinese Courses of CIKSU and Kennesaw State University

Hong Zhao   Kennesaw State University

Meimei Xu   Confucius Institute at  Kennesaw State University

 

11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Introduction of CI-MSU's Online Chinese Courses

Dr. Jiahang Li    Confucius Institute at Michigan State University

 

12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

 

Instructional Strategies, Useful tools and Technologies     Room 138

1:30 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.

Best Practices for Transitioning to Online Teaching

Henny Chen Moreau Catholic High School

Online

2:20 p.m.- 3:05 p.m.

My Best Teaching Practices in Distance Chinese Teaching via CIV and Blended Teaching Using Canvas.

Yanxin Liu

ASMSA Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts

Online

3:10 p.m.- 3:55 p.m.

My Approach to Teaching The World of Mandarin Chinese in the Online Setting

Harry Yang     Obridge Academy

Online

3:55 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remark

Dr. Jiahang Li, Associate Director & Assistant Professor at CI-MSU.

 


6. Registration

Deadline for Speakers and Face-to-face Participants: November 20th, 2015.

Deadline for Online Participants: November 27th, 2015.

Instructions for Speaker Registration: All are welcome to submit an abstract for the forum presentation. Please click the Speaker Registration linkto start your registration. When prompt, please fill in relevant information and submit an abstract (within 400 words) of your presentation. We will notify you shortly if your presentation is accepted.

Instructions for Participant Registration: Please click theParticipant Registration to start your registration. After submitting the registration information, you will see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email frominfo@msu.edu, both include a link to the payment website. You may click the "Pay for the registration" link and follow the prompts and finish the payment through the website. You may also choose to pay the registration fee on site by cash or personal check.

Note: You may attend the forum and/or workshop Online or Face-to-face. We will send out instructions for online participation later.

Speaker Registration

Participants Registration

7. Fees

Registration Fee for Forum Speakers: Registration fee is waived for Forum Speakers. We will provide materials, lunch, and snacks between sessions. Participants are responsible for all other expenses.

Registration Fee for Participants:

Online Chinese Teaching Forum on December 4th: $50

Workshop on December 5th: $50

Forum and Workshop: $80

We will provide materials, lunch, and snacks between sessions. Participants are responsible for all other expenses. Registration fees will  NOT be refunded.

Keynote Speech: Online language education in the future: Policy and practices.

Mr. Jamey Fitzpatrick, President and CEO, Michigan Virtual University

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Jamey Fitzpatrick, President and CEO, Michigan Virtual University® (MVU®), has served as a catalyst for change and a champion of innovation in public education. As both an education and technology policy advocate, Mr. Fitzpatrick provides leadership for MVU, a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. MVU operates the Michigan Virtual School® (MVS®). MVU also operates Michigan LearnPort®, a web-based portal that provides online professional development programs for Michigan's K-12 community, and the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute™, a center for online learning research and innovation. Previously, Jamey served as the director of technology for the Michigan Department of Education. Mr. Fitzpatrick serves on the Board of Trustees for Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan.

 

The first Online Chinese Teacher Training Workshop was held at Michigan State University on December 5th, 2015. The workshop was specifically designed for instructors who are currently teaching or are interested in teaching online Chinese course in the United States. Participants had the opportunity to experience advanced technology (moving Robot) and how it is adopted in hybrid classroom settings. Participants also learned various instructional strategies and useful tools to improve online teaching and engage online learners.

1. Theme

Online Chinese Teaching: Engaging Online Learners

2. Time and Place

Time: December 5th, 2015 (9am to 4pm EST)

Meeting Location:
Brody Hall, Large Private Dining Room
241 Brody Srv Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

3. Language

English or Chinese

4. Agenda

 

Morning Session Brody Cafeteria

 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Engaging Online Learners

Dr. Chin-Hsi Lin, Assistant Professor, CEPSE, College of Education, MSU

Dr. Binbin Zheng, Assistant Professor, CEPSE, College of Education, MSU

Dr. Jiahang Li, Assistant Professor, CEPSE, College of Education, MSU;

Associate Director, Confucius Institute at MSU

Ms. Zilu Jiang, Online Chinese Instructor at Confucius Institute at MSU

 

10:45 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Break

 

 

11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Engaging Online Learners

 

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

 

 

Afternoon Session     Brody Cafeteria

1:30p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Robotic Telepresence in Hybrid Classroom:

Dr. John Bell,

Professor, CEPSE, College of Education, MSU;

Director, CEPSE/COE Design Studio

 


 

5. Registration

Participants Registration

Deadline for Face-to-face Participants: November 20th, 2015.

Deadline for Online Participants: November 27th, 2015.

Instructions for registration: Please click the Participant Registration to start your registration. When prompt, please fill in relevant information. After submitting the registration information, you will see a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email from info@msu.edu, both include a link to the payment website. You may click the "Pay for the registration" link and follow the prompts and finish the payment through the website. You may also choose to pay the registration fee on site by cash or personal check.

Note: You may attend the forum and/or workshop Online or Face- to-face. We will send out instructions for online participation later.

6. Fees

Online Chinese Teaching Forum on December 4th: $50

Workshop on December 5th: $50

Forum and Workshop: $80

We will provide materials, lunch, and snacks between sessions. Participants are responsible for all other expenses. Registration fees will NOT be refunded.

7. Contact information

Lisa Payne (lapayne@msu.edu); Zilu Jiang (zjiang@msu.edu)

Tel: (517) 432-4649

Address: 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

We are looking forward to seeing you in East Lansing!