2016 Teachers Workshop
|Theme:||China’s Place in a Changing World Order|
|Conducted:||Wednesday-Thursday July 27-28, 2016 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Place:||San Mateo County Office of Education,
101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, California
|Workshop Goal:||Enable middle and high school teachers to include modern China in their curriculum.|
|Stipend or CEU Credit:||Bay Area Teachers – $200 stipend OR 1.6 SFSU Continuing Education Units (CEU)
Out-of-Town Teachers – $300 stipend OR $100 stipend plus 1.6 SFSU Continuing Education Units
For more information, go to:
Workshop Program : for the Workshop schedule of events
2016 Teachers Workshop Booklet : for the complete Workshop booklet
SFSU CEU Credit : for Continuing Education Units that teachers attending the Workshop can receive from San Francisco State University
Hawaii State Travel Fellowship : for travel fellowships extended to Hawaiian teachers
Workshop Speakers and Authors : for bios of speakers and authors that participated in this Workshop and earlier workshops.
The national ramifications and international implications of China’s rise were explored at this workshop — from merits/perils of government by a single political party, Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, slowing economic growth and Internet/media control to the UN Paris climate agreement, turmoil in the financial markets, and regional military/security concerns.
These critical issues were addressed from both historical and contemporary perspectives, and took into account China’s evolving complex relations with the world community—especially the United States.
Morning sessions included speaker presentations, panel discussions, and questions/answers. Afternoon sessions were used for developing lesson plans that teachers can use in their classrooms. In the afternoon sessions, teachers formed small working groups to develop lesson plans, facilitated by experienced teachers. Speakers stayed in the afternoon to provide further consultation.
STIPEND OR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
Workshop attendees were able to opt for 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) from San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning.
As part of the Workshop, Jeffrey Wasserstrom’s book on China in the 21st Century – What Everyone Needs to Know was mailed to each Workshop applicant for a pre-Workshop reading assignment.
Jessica Beineke (Bai Jie), Tencent Investment Partner Victoria Wu, and journalist Mary Kay Magistad also gave presentations.
| THOMAS GOLD, MODERATOR
| JEFFREY WASSERSTROM
| CHRISTOPHER TWOMEY