Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Forum 2020

主讲人
Keynote Speaker

研讨会内容与时间
Schedule

注册
Registration and
Request for Proposals
研讨会地点
Venue and Local Information

Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Forum 2020 

Saturday, March 7, 2020
888 Turk Street, San Francisco 94102

Keynote Speaker Dr. Tara FortuneEarly childhood is an especially critical time for language learning, giving even more urgency for Chinese immersion educators to access one another and the collective wisdom of practictioners in this exciting, developing field. In partnership with a fantastic group of peer schools (see Planning Committee listing), CAIS is hosting the third annual Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Forum (ECCIF) for educators in Chinese immersion preschool and Kindergarten programs to network and learn from one another. The forum includes a keynote presentation by renowned immersion research Dr. Tara Fortune, breakout sessions led by conference participants, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities.

We are thrilled to gather early childhood educators to discuss topics and share best practices in Chinese immersion in these critical, formative years for students.

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主讲人 Keynote Speaker - Tara W. Fortune, Ph.D.

Language Immersion in the Early Years:  Exemplary Practices From Around the World

The research literature is clear and cogently argues the value of becoming bilingual and biliterate. Increasingly, immersion programs that commit themselves to developing additional languages through schooling are beginning with the early preschool years. What programmatic features and instructional practices characterize effective early childhood immersion education? Dr. Fortune will discuss key research-supported principles and practices for high quality early childhood immersion environments. She will also showcase specific examples from experiences observing and working with language immersion programs from around the world, including those that target English and Chinese.

Dr. Tara Fortune is an immersion researcher and founder of Tara Fortune Consulting LLC. She specializes in strategic planning and support for dual language and immersion education. For over twenty years she served as Director of the Immersion Research and Professional Development Project at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota. In this role she partnered with veteran practitioners and leading immersion researchers to offer professional learning experiences that bridge research and practice. Her work has involved schools, districts, state agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Fortune’s publications include two co-edited research volumes on immersion education, a research-to-practice handbook on struggling immersion learners, and articles in journals such as Foreign Language Annals, Modern Language Journal, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, and the Journal of Content-Based and Immersion Education (JICB). In 2016, she received the U.S. Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education. Current research examines achievement, language and character literacy acquisition in early total Mandarin immersion programs.

 

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Schedule Overview

Here is a general overview of the day-long forum. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

8:30-9:00

Breakfast

9:00-10:30

Keynote and Q&A

10:30-10:45  

Break and Networking

10:45-11:35

First Breakout Sessions

11:40-12:30

Second Breakout Sessions

12:30-1:20

Lunch and Networking

1:20-2:10

Roundtables 1

2:20-3:10

Roundtables 2

3:10-4:00

Resource Sharing Session

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注册 Register

DEADLINE: February 21, 2020

The registration fee for this full day forum is $60. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. 

Step 1: 

Via this link, complete registration form, then scroll all the way to the bottom of that page and click on the “Make a Payment Now” button to pay the registration fee: 

Register and Pay for ECCIF by February 21, 2020

Step 2:
(Optional) 

Submit a breakout session proposal (Optional)

The breakout sessions are an opportunity for conference participants to present, alone or with a team, some of the incredible work you’re doing at your school or a topic about which you have strong knowledge. Sessions can take any format you’d like and will be 50 minutes long. If you are interested in leading a breakout session, please fill out the section below by Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Submit a Breakout Session Proposal by January 15, 2020

Step 3:

Contact info@eccif.org with any questions.

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研讨会地点 Venue and Location Information

888 Campus Location 

CAIS’s 888 Campus is located at 888 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

 

Transportation

MUNI

Take either the MUNI 47 or the MUNI 49 to the stop at Van Ness and Eddy. Walk one block south to Turk and then walk two blocks west to reach the 888 Campus.

BART

Take BART to the Civic Center station and be sure to exit via the Civic Center Plaza. Travel west on Grove and turn right (north) on Gough to walk up to the 888 Campus. 

 

Parking

Metered street parking is available on Turk Street and Gough Street close by the campus.

 

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For More Information 

Contact info@eccif.org

QUESTIONS?

Contact info@eccif.org

 

FORUM SPONSORS

BetterChinese

China Sprout

iChinese Reader

Level Chinese

Mandarin Matrix 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Cristina Calcagno
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development
CAIS, San Francisco 

Kevin Chang
Director of Chinese Program
CAIS, San Francisco

Cindy Chiang
Nursery-8th Chinese Academic Dean
International School of the Peninsula |
Ecole internationale de la Péninsule |
半島國際學校, Palo Alto

Simona Chongo 钟文慧  
Head of Preschool
Presidio Knolls School 普利西学校

Britta Pells
Early Childhood Division Director
CAIS, San Francisco

Yi Que (阙宜)
Pre-K4 Class Teacher & Preprimary Director
Shu Ren International School/An IB World School, Berkeley

Xinyi Xu
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Yu Ming Charter School, Oakland

 

 

 

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