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Pasadena immersion teacher wins 2012 Teacher of the Year Award

September 1, 2012

 

 

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) teacher Tina Chan won the 2012 Teacher of the Year Award at the National Two-Way Immersion Education Conference held in Newport Beach June 27, district officials announced today.

The award is conferred annually by Two-Way CABE, an association affiliated with the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) whose primary mission is to provide professional development and technical assistance to Two-Way Bilingual Immersion and Dual Language programs across the nation. The Teacher of the Year Award recognizes Chan as representative of the new era of dual language educators and the national movement toward world languages. Herhard work, diligence and unequalled enthusiasm for the language and culture have ensured that the PUSD Mandarin Dual Language Immersion program is growing in student population and popularity.

“I am very honored and grateful for this award. I am very thankful to my principal Ana Maria Apodaca for her support and nomination,” said Chan. “This award does not only belong to me; it belongs to the entire hard-working Chinese Dual Language Immersion team at Field Elementary School.”

Chan is a kindergarten teacher in the district’s Mandarin Dual Language Immersion program located at PUSD’s Field Elementary School. With the program since the program’s inception in 2009, she has translated curriculum for students, participated in professional development both locally and abroad and worked collaboratively with faculty, parents and community members. The program has grown from 28 to 190 students since 2009.

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巴沙迪纳小学教师詹雅婷荣获双语教师协会全美年度杰出教师奖
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巴沙迪納費爾德小學校長Ana Maria Apodaca (左)陪同詹雅婷前往領獎。 (照片由詹雅婷提供)

詹雅婷老师正在教授学生学習中文(实习记者赵纯摄)

(实习记者赵成心悦报导)巴沙迪纳费尔德小学(Field Elementary School)教师詹雅婷(Tina Chan),在学校首创“沉浸式教学”中文班,获得学校乃至学区很多家长的喜爱。詹雅婷在教学中努力克服各种挑战的热情,轻松活泼的创意,以及凝聚家长共识的能量,获得教育界的高度赞誉,日前被加州双语教师协会颁发2012年度全美双语杰出教师奖。每年全美只有一名来自小学的教师能获此一殊荣。
年仅27岁的詹雅婷,看上去像个甜美的大学生。在美国教中文是她从未改变的职业志向。但是,在费尔德小学开创沉浸式中文班时,她没有想到会碰到那么多的困难。沉浸式中文班,从该校幼稚园办起,一旦进入沉浸式计划,学生除英语之外的各科课程,包括数学,音乐,艺术等,都要用中文教学。

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