2019 Forum

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中文教育创新论坛 | 中文教育創新論壇

Oct 25-26, 2019
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington


The 5th Chinese Innovation Forum is set up to maximize opportunities for participants to meet and network with other K-16 Chinese language educators in smaller and more intimate groups. All participants will have opportunities to showcase their teaching, student work, research results, published work, technology use, advocacy strategies, and other innovative projects. Registration is now open online at https://chineseinnovationforum.org/2019-forum/.

Registration fee is $50 (before October 10), included in the fee are complimentary food and beverage during the opening night reception and closing reception, as well as conference day lunch. Three additional add-on workshops are offered during the first half-day of the conference, and one additional workshop is offered on the second day of the conference. Workshop fee is $50 per session. 

The Chinese Innovation Forum also has an online community that allows students, teachers and other educators to connect and share ideas via blog submissions and comments via the discussion board. For more information, visit the Chinese Innovation Forum website at https://chineseinnovationforum.org/

1. Anna Vassilieva, Director& Professor, Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
2. 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
3. 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

Oct. 25 (Friday) 1st half-day Conference Schedule
3:00 – 4:00 PM Registration 
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  Night Reception & 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 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 Closing Reception
4:30-7:00 Add-on Workshop

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)


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

Conference Location:
Thomas Hall, University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA 98416