Chinese Innovation Forum 2018
Request for Proposals
Venue and Local Information
While there has been tremendous growth in Chinese language programs over the past two decades, with the slowing of interest in Chinese and language learning in general, we now find ourselves at a crossroads. How do we continue to build our programs? How can teachers convince administrators not to cut our programs? How can we sustain student interest in learning Chinese for the long term with innovative pedagogical approaches? How can we leverage online and digital tools to create learning communities without boundaries?
This year’s forum seeks to build capacity amongst our communities to collaborate on these topics, and to build networks on working on innovation in these areas. Our format will be a little different than in past years - we wish to have presenters highlight their work in innovating Chinese pedagogy, program growth and sustenance, community building and uses of technology, and immediately follow up with a round-table discussion with participants to identify goals and areas for continued work. This work will continue into the future, beyond the day’s activity for Forum, sharing via the Chinese Innovation Forum website.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Chinese American International School
Educators in Chinese language field
Here is a general overview of the day-long forum.
DEADLINE: September 15, 2018
The registration fee for this full day forum is $40. Registration includes breakfast and lunch.
888 Campus Location
CAIS’s 888 Campus is located at 888 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
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.
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.
Metered street parking is available on Turk and Gough close by the campus.
For More Information
Sara C. Chao
Dr. Jinhuei Dai
Professor and Coordinator of the Chinese Studies Program
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA