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Chinese Immersion Forum

The Confucius Institute at the Michigan State University (CI-MSU) and the Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) at the Asia Society collaborate to offer the Chinese Immersion forum.

Our aim is to bring together educators at school, district, state, and national levels; teacher developers; policy makers; community members; and researchers to hear about and share strategies and successes, seek advice in addressing challenges, and network with and learn from each other.

Theme

An Educator's Forum: Chinese Dual Language and Immersion Education in Michigan.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Yvonne Caamal Canul, Superintendent of Lansing School District
  • Dr. Shuhan Wang, Project Director, CELIN at Asia Society
  • Dr. Luyi Lien, Academic Director, Yinghua Academy, MN
  • Dr. Jiahang Li, Associate Director of CI-MSU, Assistant Professor, MSU

Panelists

Greenville Public Schools
Hollie Stephenson, Immersion Programming Coordinator

Forest Hills Public Schools
Dr. Sue Gutierrez, Principal of 5th/6th grade school
Tim Shaw, Principal of K-4 school
Jesus Santillan, Immersion Coach/Administrator

Post Oak Academy, Lansing School District
Tracy Ojerio, Principal
Ann Jones, IB coordinator

Time and Location

Time:
Monday, August 13, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Please check-in at 8:30am and enjoy breakfast)

Location:
Henry Center
3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

Registration & Deadline

This Forum is free of charge. Breakfast, lunch, and materials are included. You are responsible for all other expenses.

Please register as soon as possible because the space is limited. The registration deadline is Monday, August 6th, 2018.
Complete the electronic registration form below to sign up for the forum.

2018 Chinese Immersion Forum Registration
(Registration is closed)

Content

Time Credits
9-9:45am Opening Plenary
  • Dr. Yvonne Caamal Canul Superintendent of Lansing School District
    Download presentation HERE
  • Dr. Shuhan Wang, Project Director of CELIN
    Download presentation HERE
9:45-10:45am
  • How to make secondary immersion work Dr. Luyi Lien, Academic Director of Yinghua Academy
  • Support Chinese immersion in the age of Digital Learning Dr. Jiahang Li, Associate Director of CI-MSU, Assistant Professor, MSU
    Download presentation HERE
10:45-11am Break
11am-12:15pm Showcase: Chinese immersion programs in Michigan
  • Post Oak Academy:
    Tracy Ojerio, Principal
    Ann Jones, IB coordinator
    Download presentation HERE
  • Forest Hills Public Schools:
    Dr. Sue Gutierrez, Principal of 5th/6th grade school
    Tim Shaw, Principal of K-4 school;
    Jesus Santillan, Immersion Coach/Administrator
    Download presentation HERE
  • Greenville Public Schools:
    Hollie Stephenson, Immersion Programming Coordinator
    Download presentation HERE
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:15pm Roundtable I: Establishing a new program
2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30-3:30pm Roundtable II: Sustaining/expanding existing program
3:30-4pm Plenary: Reflection and Next Steps

Travel Information

Hotel: We recommend the Candlewood Suites Hotel-Lansing which is right next to the Henry Center where the WTC will be held. We blocked 15 studio rooms each night for Sunday (8/12) and Monday (8/13) at the rate of $94 per night plus tax. The hotel cutoff date is 7/27/18 and it is on a first come first serve base. Please make your own reservation and mention Confucius Institute at MSU for the discounted rate. For more hotel recommedation and information, please check HERE.

Airport: The closest airport is Lansing Capital Region International Airport (LAN). It is about 12 miles (one way) from the airport to Henry Center and Candlewood Hotel. Alternatively, you can fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and take Michigan Flyer bus (about 2 hours one way) to East Lansing.

For more travel information and things to do, please check HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Chen.
E-mail: chenyuc2@msu.edu
Phone: 517-355-3778

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