Workshop Theme: China on the Move

Date/Time: July 26-27, 2019     8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Place: San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE)
101 Twin Dolphin Drive Redwood City,  California
Workshop Goal Enable U.S. middle and high school teacher to include modern China in their curriculum.
Stipend  Based on your school’s location:
$200 – for schools within 65 miles from SMCOE.
$300 – for schools in the state of California but more than 65 miles from SMCOE.
$400 – for schools in states other than California (confirmation from your school required).
Speakers and Topics Please see 2019 Workshop Speakers




When possible,  speaker presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A opportunities are scheduled in the early part of the day.  Sessions for developing ideas on how modern China can be integrated into the standard 6-12 grade classes are usually scheduled later in the day. During the curriculum development sessions, teachers will have a chance to network and exchange ideas with each other and the speakers.  In addition, the UC Berkeley History and Social Studies Project team will be available to help teachers develop curriculum material based on the topics presented in this Workshop.

Lunch time may include informal presentations, special activities, and/or networking opportunities with fellow teachers and the speakers.



In order to receive the stipend,  or CEU credit, teachers are expected to:

  • Attend all sessions of the workshop on both days.
  • Fill out the Day 1 and Day 2 Feedback Forms (by August 15, 2019)
  • Submit at least one lesson proposal based on one of the topics at the workshop,  using the Instructional Planning Worksheet. (by August 15, 2019)



Attending teachers are paid the stipend after they have met all the Workshop Obligations.

The stipend is determined based on the following factors:

San Francisco Bay Area Teachers $200 Teachers living within 65 miles from SMCOE
Other California Teachers $300 Teachers of California schools living outside of 65 miles from SMCOE
Out-of-State $400* Teachers teaching in other states**

** Note that out-of-stated teachers need to ask their school administrator to write an email to to verify that the teachers is currently teaching full-time at the school.  The application is not considered complete unless we receive this confirmation.



Workshop attendees can opt to receive 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU), in lieu of all or part of their stipend, from San Francisco State University’s College of Extended Learning.  The fee for receiving these units is $200.  If you select to receive the CEU credit, the 1990 Institute will pay this fee to SFSU directly for you out of your stipend, after you have completing all the Workshop requirements (same as for receiving the stipend).   Information on how to register for the CEU credit will be available several weeks before the Workshop.


Meals and Refreshments

Free continental breakfast and lunch will be served each day.  We recommend that teachers do not go out to lunch as various activities can occur during lunch time.  Please bring your lunch if you think you will not be able to eat what we provide.  The facility has a lunch room with refrigerators, microwaves, as well as cleaning equipment and supplies.


Please contact for any questions.