Chinese Program and Curriculum Design

CALPER Professional Development Workshop
Jun 23, 2017 08:45 AM to
Jun 24, 2017 04:30 PM
Penn State University Park Campus

Jie Zhang, University of Oklahoma

This workshop will center on two topics of great interest to Chinese teachers:  program development and curriculum design at the tertiary level.  We will survey Chinese programs of different sizes regarding curriculum design, course offering and sequencing, and textbook selections.  Using case studies, we will discuss ideas for student recruitment and successful practices in program building. We will conclude with an open discussion on meeting students' needs in becoming global citizens.

For more detailed information, please go to the CALPER Workshop Registration Site (

Bridging Cultures Initiative 2017

Summer Professional Development Teachers' Workshop
Jul 05, 2017 08:00 AM to
Jul 12, 2017 05:00 PM
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Bridging Cultures offers American secondary school teachers the opportunity to establish relationships with international teachers that will stimulate partnerships and coordinated activities in their respective classrooms.  Hosted on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign, the program consists of an intense collaboration between participating American teachers and 20 visiting international secondary educators from the Global Institute for Secondary Educators, a U.S. Department of State program. Moving beyond the academic and theoretical approach of most teacher workshops, Bridging Cultures provides teachers with real-world comparative approaches.  

The Bridging Cultures program is an initiative of the Illinois-Northwestern African Studies Consortium (, with generous support from the Pennsylvania State University Center for Global Studies and University of Washington Center for West European Studies.

Online Application: To be considered for a space in this program you must complete an online application by May 1, 2017. Space is limited. An online application form is available at

For questions, please contact Terri Gitler (


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