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CFI 2017 - Taiwan Teachers Exchange
International and Experiential Learning Coordinator Emma Loizeaux
February 02, 2017
As part of the ongoing China Faculty Institute program created by the ShowCAIS 2014 Fund-A-Need, CAIS is sending a team of 11 teachers and staff for one week over the February break to Taipei. The trip will include a multi-day visit to Chingshin Elementary and Middle School（靜心國民中小學), learning from teachers and administrators about the school’s dual-language immersion curriculum and observing classes. Participants will then explore Taipei to learn about Taiwanese culture and daily life.
Chingshin Elementary and Middle School is a Chinese-English dual immersion independent school in Taipei, Taiwan. A delegation from Chingshin visited CAIS in October 2016; the two schools are excited to build their relationship and continue learning from each other through this “CAIS-Chingshin Educator Exchange” program.
Last month, program participants designed individual “essential questions” that they want to explore at Chingshin to guide the visit schedule and help each participant gain something from the experience that is relevant to what they do at CAIS. Topics that participants will focus on include:
- supporting different types of learners in the classroom
- cultural identities of the school community and their influence on curriculum
- the interface between English and Chinese math
- structures for collaboration between English and Chinese teachers
This opportunity is made possible by generous CAIS community support. For more details on the inaugural CFI trip, visit the Yunnan Trip page.