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San Diego State University

Chinese Symposium

2012 Itinerary

Day 1: Cultural Perspectives and School Governance

Monday, July 30, 2012

Time Activity
6:00 – 8:00
8:00
Breakfast at Hotel
Bus Departs for Alumni Center, San Diego State University
8:30 –11:30 Opening Welcome
Dr. Cheryl James-Ward, Symposium Coordinator
Welcome & COE Overview
Dr. Ric Hovda, Dean, College of Education, SDSU
Get to Know You Activity
Plenary Speaker - Presentation on Education Governance Structures
Dr. Randy Ward, Superintendent SDCOE
Morning Break 10:30
Keynote - Education for the 21st Century
Dr. Helen Griffith, Principal, Millennial Tech Middle School
11:30 – 12:15
12:15 - 1:00
Lunch – Faculty Lounge
University Tour
1:00 – 2:15
Review of the Chinese Education Reform Plan
Table Discussions on Schools/Education Governance Structure
2:15 – 2:45 Wrap-Up and Evaluation
3:00 – 6:00 Torrey Pines Reserve and Down Town Del Mar Tour
6:00 - 8:00 Welcome Dinner
Keynote - Preparing Students to Thrive in a Global Society
Mr. Bill Kowba, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District

Day 2: 21st Century Education K-12 - Site Visits

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Time Activity
6:00 - 7:45
7:45
Breakfast at Hotel
Bus Departs for Elementary Institute of Science
8:15 - 11:40 Presentation on Schools of 21st Century and Beyond
Olympia Kyriakidis, Principal, Riverview Elementary School and
International Academy

Presentation on Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes
School Comparison Research
Break and Site Tour 10:15-10:55
Roundtable Discussion and Share Out
11:40 –1:00 Lunch and Travel to Torrey Pines
1:00 - 2:00 Torrey Pines High School - Tour & School Showcase
2:00 –4:15 Presentation on Information Media and Technology Skills
School Comparison Research
Break 3:15-3:30
Round Table Discussion and Share Out
4:15 - 4:30 Wrap up & Evaluation

Day 3: School Visits - Elementary and Middle School

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Time Activity
6:00 - 7:30
7:30
Breakfast at Hotel
Bus Departs for Arroyo Vista Charter School - Elementary
8:15 - 11:15 Presentations on Life and Career Skills
School Comparison Research
Break and Site Tour 9:30-10:30
Roundtable Discussion and Share Out
11:15 – 12:45 Lunch and travel to Rancho Del Rey Middle School
  Site Tour 12:45-1:45
1:45 – 4:00 Presentation on Learning and Innovation Skills
School Comparison Research
Break 3:00-3:15
Roundtable Discussion and Share Out
4:00 –4:30 Wrap-Up & Evaluation

Day 4: Integrated Technology at the Educational Bureau and School Level

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Time Activity
6:00 - 8:00
8:00
Breakfast at Hotel
Bus Departs for San Diego County Office of Education
8:30 - 10:30 Keynote Speaker: Technology Use in K-12 Schools
Greg Ottinger, Director of Online and Blended Learning, SDCOE
Steve Clemons, Assistant Superintendent, Chief Technology
Officer, SDCOE


Roundtable Discussion
Break 10:30 - 10:40
10:45 – 11:30 Tour of the County Office of Education Facility and TV Station
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 1:15 Guest Keynote Presenter
Mr. Zhunmin Chen, Consul, Head of Education Office,
The Consulate General of P.R. China in Los Angeles
1:15 – 2:15 Closing Keynote
Dr. Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, Professor & Director
Confucius Institute at San Diego State University
2:30 - 2:45 Concluding Remarks & Presentation of Certificates of Participation
2:45 - 3:00 Symposium Evaluation