Chinese immersion and the Common Core
Common Core State Standards
In order to better serve the community, the organizing committee of Chinese Language Education Forum (CLEF) has decided to re-shape this annual event. From this year on, CLEF will be held in the Spring rather than at the end of the year. The exact dates and location of CLEF 2015 will be announced later.
As the transitional year, which allows us no time for call for and evaluation of proposals, CLEF organizing Committee decided downsize the upcoming CLEF 2014 to a single-themed one-day symposium. The event has been scheduled on May 11, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.
Downsizing the scale without losing quality, CLEF 2014 symposium will focus on one and the only topic: Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Chinese language education. The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has made some encouraging ground-breaking headways in their endeavors to incorporate Chinese language teaching into the CCSS. It has finished the K-5 part and is continually working on grade 6-8.
At this symposium, SFUSD will share with us what they have accomplished followed by a roundtable for all participants to exchange their successful experiences, discuss their most critical concerns and explore possible solutions.
Online registration will be open later soon. We will keep you updated.