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ACPS in China U. S. - Chinese Bridge Delegation 2009
ACPS in China • Who went? • 1 School board member • 3 elementary principals • 3 middle school principals • 1 Director of Elementary Education
ACPS in China • Why these staff? • Each of these staff have the responsibility of either introducing, implementing, programming and/or budgeting for language program(s).
ACPS in China • Who paid for it? • The College Board and Han Ban paid for air, food, travel and cultural visits • ACPS paid the registration fee • Staff paid their own fare to Newark and N. Y.
ACPS in China • Where in China? We were in Beijing for three days, Wuxi in Jiangsu province for 3 days and then back to Beijing for two more days.
ACPS in China Why China? • Hong Kong and Shanghai are now global leaders, supplanting New York • China is the United States biggest foreign lender, holding more than 17 trillion in U. S. money • While the U. S. deficit has increased 102% percent since 2000, China’s surplus has increased by 841%
ACPS and China What languages does ACPS offer now? Level I - V Courses • Chinese • French • German • Latin • Spanish
ACPS in China • Currently we have • In order for ACPS Chinese at the students to middle school, continue studies Level 1 and Level in Chinese, we 2 have an online VDOE course at • They were first Minnie Howard offered in 2008 and T. C. Williams 2009
ACPS in China • And still others, • Because of the like districts in lack of qualified North Carolina, teachers and cost, have created no some districts rely less than 24 only on these partnerships with virtual programs Chinese schools in for the delivery of order to cost Chinese programs effectively facilitate language instruction
ACPS in China • Conversely in China, Primary, Middle and High Schools are creating partnerships with schools all over the world
ACPS in China • Schools in the Jiangsu Province have created partnerships with 30 countries and have organized 1000 students to go abroad on study tours • More than 70 schools in this province have employed foreign born teachers
ACPS in China • Why travel to China? • To create partnerships with educational leaders, both U. S. and Chinese, to expand opportunities for students • To learn about Chinese culture and China’s current academic structure
ACPS in China • What kind of partnerships? • Chinese Guest Teacher program • AP Summer Institute for ACPS teachers to travel to China • National Chinese language conference (Wash DC in 4/2010) • Study tours for students
ACPS in China Ingredients of a Successful Partnerships with Chinese Schools • Create a system that offers many forms of support (one size does not fit all) • Identify the goals of the partnership (fluency, cultural awareness, global understanding, etc. ) • Identify a dedicated person at each school in which you have a partnership to oversee the mission
ACPS in China • How do you know all this now? • Classes, meetings, and more meetings in China with educational leaders from all over the world.
ACPS in China • In my group of 70 • Edward B. “Ted” Fiske, the former Education Editor of The New York Times • NC State Board of Education Chair, William Harrison • Nine Superintendents from NC and VA
ACPS in China • Plus there were even more presentations by … • Bob Davis, Lang Dept Chair of Chicago Public Schools • Helen Small, Specialist for Foreign Languages, Virginia Department of Education • Matt Friedrick, Center for International Understanding, UNC - Chapel Hill.
ACPS in China Next steps • Team will be meeting with ACPS Language Dept Chair in January • Arlington County interested in potential partnership to save costs in Chinese language expansion
ACPS in China Questions?