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San Diego State University

Chinese Symposium

March 2013 Itinerary

21st Century Learning Environments

Preparing All Students to be Global Citizens

Day 1: Educational Systems - Monday, March 4, 2013
Time Activity
7:30 – 8:00 Depart Hotel for Payne Alumni Center, San Diego State University
Breakfast at Alumni Center
Morning Opening Welcome and Introduction to 21st Century PreK-12 Education

Dr. Cheryl James-Ward, Symposium Director

Dr. Patti Chance, Chair, Department of Educational Leadership

Delegation’s Introductions and Expectations

Welcome

Dr. Ethan Singer, Vice President, San Diego State University

  1. US University Admission Criteria
  2. University & High School Collaboration and Connection

Morning Break 10:15

Keynote – Comparison of Chinese/US education system

Mr. Zhunmin Chen, Head Consul of Education Office

The Consulate General of P.R China in Los Angeles
  1. Introduction of US Education system
  2. Review of the Chinese Education Reform Plan
  3. Comparison of the two systems

Round-Table Discussion

  Lunch – University Faculty Lounge
San Diego State University Campus
Afternoon

Old Town Trolley Bus Departs for San Diego City Tour (pick up on campus)

Pursuing a US University Degree as Chinese Nationalists, Dr. Ke Xu

Evening Dinner at Café Coyote – Old Town

Welcome & COE Overview

Dr. Ric Hovda, Dean of College of Education

  1. School Admissions
  2. High School to College Pipeline and Community Partnerships

Dr. Frankie Escobedo, Chula Vista Superintendent

  1. Transitioning Schools to 21st Century Learning Environments
  2. Teacher Evaluations and Support
8:00 P.M. Bus Departs for Hotel
Day 2: School Administration & Innovation - Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Time Activity
7:30 – 8:00 Depart Hotel for Albert Einstein Charter Middle School
Breakfast at Alumni Center
Morning Presentation on 21st Century Skills - Innovation

Dr. Cheryl James-Ward, 21st Century Skills – Creativity

Reflection and overview

Presentation on Learning and Innovation Skills

Vernon Moore, Principal, ALBA Continuation High School

David Sciarretta, Principal, Albert Einstein Charter Middle School

  Site Tour
 

Plenary Speaker - Presentation on Education Governance Structures

Dr. Randy Ward, Superintendent SDCOE

  1. US School Governance
  2. US School Organization Structure
  3. US School Operations

Keynote - Education for the 21st Century

Dr. Helen Griffith, Executive Director, e3 Civic High (engage~educate~empower)

  1. School aims and features
  2. Curriculum Settings to support 21st Century Learning Environments
  3. Curriculum Management and Supervision Charter and Small Schools
 

Lunch on Campus

Bus Departs for the Zoo

Bus Departs for Dinner

Evening

Dinner: Panda Inn – Horton Plaza

Discussion: School Governance and Transitioning to 21st Century Schools

8:00 P.M. Bus Departs for Hotel
Day 3: PLC’s and Educational Evaluation & Assessment Systems - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time Activity
7:30 Bus Departs for Canyon Crest High School, San Dieguito High School District
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast at Canyon Crest
Morning Presentation on 21st Century Skills - Collaboration

Dr. Cheryl James-Ward

Reflection and Overview

Presentation on Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s)

Dr. Ke Xu, Coordinator Lakeside School District Mandarin Program

Welcome

Brian Kohn, Principal Canyon Crest High School

  Site Tour
 

Presentation on Educational Evaluation & Assessment Systems

Dr. Eric Banatao, Principal, EastLake Elementary School

  1. Introduction of US Educational Evaluation & Assessment Systems
  2. Comparison of US to Chinese Assessment Systems
  3. Impact on Teacher Evaluations, Curriculum and Instruction

Round-Table Discussions

 

Lunch at Canyon Crest Academy

Bus Departs for the Sea World

Bus Departs for Dinner

Evening

Dinner: Bali Hai – Point Loma

Discussion: Student Assessment

8:00 P.M. Bus Departs for Hotel
Day 4: 21st Century Educational Approaches & Culture – Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time Activity
7:30 Bus Departs for Riverview International Academy, Lakeside Union School District
8:00 Breakfast at Site
Morning Presentation on 21st Century Skills – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Dr. Cheryl James-Ward

Reflection and Overview

Welcome

Dr. David Lorden, Superintendent Lakeside USD

Presentation on School Approaches to 21st Century Education

Olympia Kyriakidis, Principal, Riverview International Academy

  1. Three Research Based Approaches
  2. Transitioning Schools to 21st Century Instructional Approaches
  3. Supporting Teachers through the Transition
  4. Curriculum Resources
  Site Tour
 

Keynote Speaker – Culture and Diversity in the Global World

Dr. Li-Rong Lilly ChengProfessor & Director, Confucius Institute at San Diego State University

 

Lunch at Riverview Elementary School

Bus Departs for USS Midway

Bus Departs for Dinner

Evening

Dinner: Felix BBQ – S. Euclid Avenue

Discussion: 21st Century Approaches to Instruction

8:00 P.M. Bus Departs for Hotel
Day 5: Integrated Technology at the Educational Bureau & PK-12 Levels – Friday, March 8, 2013
Time Activity
7:30 Bus Departs for San Diego County Office of Education
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast at Site
Morning Presentation on 21st Century Skills

Dr. Cheryl James-Ward

Reflection and Overview

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

  1. Technology in 21st century districts, schools and classrooms
  2. Blended and online classrooms
  3. Supporting and evaluating teachers in a technology environment
  Tour of the County Office of Education Facility and TV Station
 

Round table discussion on morning topics

Dr. Cheryl James-Ward

 

Lunch at County Office

Closure and Evaluation

Bus Departs for Balboa Museums

Bus Departs for Dinner

Evening

Culminating Dinner: Fish Market, South Patio – Harbor Drive

Discussion: Technology in Education

8:30 P.M. Bus Departs for Hotel

 

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