2019 Chinese Immersion Forum

The Confucius Institute at the Michigan State University (CI-MSU) is hosting the 2019 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

Chinese Dual Language and Immersion Education in Michigan

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Yvonne Caamal Canul, Superintendent of Lansing School District
  • Steve Urbanski, Director of Curriculum, Minnetonka Public Schools

Presenters

Tracy Ojerio, Principal, Post Oak Academy, Lansing School District

Dr. Sue Gutierrez, Principal, Northern Trails 5th/6th
Jesus Santillan, Immersion Coach/Administrator

Forest Hills Public Schools

Hollie Stephenson, Immersion Programming Coordinator

Greenville Public Schools

Time and Location

Time:
Friday, August 16, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, EST
(Please check-in at 8:30 am 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 Friday, August 9th, 2019. Please make sure you are able to attend before completing the electronic registration form below.

2019 Chinese Immersion Forum Registration

Tentative Agenda

Time Agenda
9:10-10:00amOpening Plenary   Dr. Yvonne Caamal Canul, Superintendent of Lansing School District
10:00-10:30am Steve Urbanski, Director of Curriculum, Minnetonka Public Schools
10:30-10:40am Break
10:40am-12:00pmShowcase: Chinese immersion programs in Michigan   Tracy Ojerio, Principal, Post Oak Academy Dr. Sue Gutierrez, Principal, Nothern Trails 5th/6th
Jesus Santillan, Immersion Coach/Administrator
Forest Hills Public Schools Hollie Stephenson, Immersion Programming Coordinator
Greenville Public Schools
12:00-1:00pmLunch
1:00-2:00pmRoundtable I: Preparing for the first day of school
2:00-2:10pmBreak
2:10-3:10pmRoundtable II: Instructional strategies for Chinese Immersion teachers
3:10-4:00pmPlenary: Reflection

Travel Information

Hotel: We recommend the Candlewood Suites Hotel-Lansing which is right next to the Henry Center where the Forum will be held. Please make your own reservation. For more hotel recommendation 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 lansing.org.

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

Previous Immersion Forum

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