Designing and Implementing AP Chinese Curriculum
A workshop for Chinese language instructors and other interested community members on best practice for designing and implementing AP Chinese curriculum. CEU's will be available for teachers.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: University International Center, Room 101
Address: 331-17th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


About the Workshop:
AP Chinese Language and Culture, as a rigorous class, has been offered at many schools; however, designing and implementing the AP curriculum is quite challenging. In this workshop, instructor Lilian Dang will take participants on a journey on how to use UBD (Understanding By Design) to design AP themes and units and share the best and effective practice of write and teach AP curriculum in Chinese language classrooms.

Participants will:

• Use backward design to analyze assessment performance in AP Chinese Language and Culture
• Integrate ACTFL language standard 5C’s (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities) into the AP themes and units.
• Understand the importance of International collaboration when designing and writing AP curriculum units
• Learn Instructional implication and strategies for AP Chinese class teaching and learning
• Best strategies for improving student performance in AP Chinese exam
• Use of the technology, such as iPad, and internet to bring real world to students to help them understand Chinese culture
• Share the AP textbooks and resources with participants

About the Instructor:
Lilian Dang was born and raised in China. She is currently a Chinese language educator and the Confucius Classroom Director at Minnetonka School District, MN. She received her M.A. at Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, and M.Ed. at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Dang’s expertise is Chinese immersion, AP, and IBDP program education and she has presented at NCLC and ACTFL many times.
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