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2019 Teachers Workshop and Public Seminar
Co-sponsored by the University of Southern California U.S.-China Institute
China on the Move
Workshop: Friday-Saturday July 26-27, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE)
101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, California
Keynote Lecture by Clayton Dube on “Recalibrating US-China Relations”
Friday, July 26, 2019
Feature: Francis Lee on “The Rise of China in Technology Development“
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Teachers Workshop Background
Since 2013, we have provided a two-day summer workshop on contemporary China for 6-12 grade teachers. Since 2018, the general public were able to attend the “seminar” sessions of the workshop via live-streaming.
Expect to find the following at our workshops:
- Relevant Themes: Each year we select a currently relevant and thought provoking theme on contemporary China that would be interesting and exciting to study in the classroom.
- Inspirational Speakers: We invite uniquely qualified China specialists with background and experience to present diverse but balanced viewpoints. These speakers come from both academic and non-academic worlds, including lawyers, business people, advocates, journalists, authors, and university professors — both U.S. and Chinese nationals. (See list of speakers and topics this year.)
- Most Current Information/thoughts about China today: Speakers are equipped to bring most current information and thoughts about today’s China.
What’s the difference between attending the workshop and the simulcast?
If you are a U.S. grades 6-12 teacher, you are invited to attend this workshop. Besides the benefits described above, you will have the opportunity to:
- Direct Interaction with Speakers: Teachers are encouraged to interact with the speakers during the lectures with discussions, Q&A, as well as during other networking times such as lunch. (We invite the speakers to join us for lunch and stay afterwards in case teachers need more clarification.)
- Suitable for Teaching: We ask the speakers to present their material in a manner that would be suitable for teaching grade 6-12 students.
- Assistance in Developing Lesson Material: Pedagogy specialist (e.g. UC Berkeley History & Social Science Project members) will lead/help teachers develop classroom material based on workshop lectures.
- Network and collaborate with fellow teachers.
- Additional Resource Materials: Speakers are asked to provide PowerPoint files to go with their lectures. These files can be downloadable from our website during and after the Workshop.
- Stipend: Upon completion of all workshop requirements, teachers can receive a stipend from $200-$400.
- CEUs: Teachers have the option of applying all or part of their stipend to receive 1.6 CEU units from San Francisco State University. (The CEU registration fee is $200.)
- Meals: Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided both days.
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