2019 Forum at Univ. of Puget Sound

Registration will be open in June 2019
The 5th Chinese Innovation Forum
October 25-26, 2019
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington

Forum theme contributes: Cindy Chiang, International School of the Peninsula, and Jinhuei Enya Dai, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Anna Vassilieva, Director & Professor, Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Christopher Livaccari, language educator, former US diplomat, author, senior adviser for China Learning Initiatives in Asia Society’s Center for Global Education, and Head of School at Presidio Knolls School
Jianhua Bai, Chinese AP Chief Reader, Professor of Chinese at Kenyon College, former Director of Chinese School of Middlebury College, and senior academic adviser to the American Councils for International Education

To rekindle passion in teaching is the key to success!
The 5th forum will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, innovation trade fair presentations, and many opportunities to meet and network with other K-16 educators, and to get to know their work. A key feature of the forum is to encourage exchange of ideas and to foster collaboration among peers.


1. Be inspired by leading experts and fellow educators!
2. Have Constructive dialogues! Meet K-16 educators and share ideas in workshops, at panel discussions, during meal times, and at the Innovation Trade Fair!
3. Present at the one-of-a-kind Educator’s Trade Fair–participants sign up for a table or with a group table to showcase their teaching, technology use, advocacy strategies, and other curriculum projects!
4. Reflection: Self-reflection in a group setting to allow all participants the chance to share their thoughts!

Oct. 25 (Friday) 1st half-day Conference Schedule
3:00 – 4:00 PM
4:00 – 6:30 PM Add-on Workshops 
Workshop 1:
Language and Beyond: 互动式教学活动设计, Presenter: Ya-Ching Hsu-Kelkis (K-12), Chinese American International School
Workshop 2: Student Centered classroom in Second Language Learning:
差异化教学的实例与分享 Presenters: Samantha Yang (K-2) & Miye Lin (3-5), Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley
Workshop 3: Teaching with Mobile Tech: 如何在教学中应用 GarageBand App 和 Extempore APP, Presenters: Juei-Chuan Hung, University Prep & Luna Yu, Annie Wright Schools (All Levels)
6:30 – 8:00 PM Opening Reception & Group Buffet Dinner

Oct. 26 (Saturday) 2nd full-day Conference Schedule

Morning Sessions
7:45 – 8:45  Check-in/Registration; Breakfast, Welcome
8:45 – 12:00 Keynote Speakers & Discussions
Noon Group Buffet Luncheon 
Afternoon Sessions
1:00 – 1:45
Educator’s Trade Fair Table Setup & Intro
1:45 – 3:15 Various Presentations at the Trade Fair
3:15 – 4:00 Discussions
4:00 – 4:30 Reflection & Concluding Remarks
4:30 – 5:00 Reception
4:30-7:00 Workshop 4: How to Teach Grammar 互动式的语法教学, Presenters: Yuwen Yao, UCLA & Liping Yu, University of Washington
(All Levels)

The 5th Chinese Innovation Forum Organizing Committee & Sponsoring Organizations
Conference Co-Chairs:
Jinhuei Enya Dai (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey)
Lotus Perry (University of Puget Sound)

​Kevin Chang (Chinese American International School)
Huitzu Cleo Lu  (California State University)
Jingyao Qi (Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley)
Liping Yu (University of Washington)

Chinese American International School
Chinese Immersion Parents Council of Fremont
Chinese Language Teachers Association – Washington
Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
National Kaohsiung Normal University
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco
University of Puget Sound
Washington Association for Language Teaching
Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley

The 6th Chinese Innovation Forum & the First Language Education Leadership Summit will be hosted in October 2020 (dates to be determined) by the International School of the Peninsula (ISTP)

Photo of University of Puget Sound campus in Tacoma, Washington, with Mountain Rainier in the background.

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