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Professional Development Workshops

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota offers a variety of free professional development opportunities for Minnesota's K–12 Chinese language teachers. Recent workshops include:

Past Workshops

November 1, 2013

Martial arts instruction in Chinese language classrooms with demonstration

March 9, 2013

Students as Linguists and Diplomats

January 31, 2013

The Ins and Outs of MN State Teaching Licensure

January 19, 2013

Developing Proficiency Through Performance Assesments with Ayumi Stockman

May 19, 2012

Addressing the needs of Minnesota’s Chinese language teachers with Dr. Shuhan Wang

May 5, 2012

The Art of Chinese Calligraphy with Weiming Lu

October 1, 2011

Two Lectures: Activity Design and Language Training in the Chinese Language Classroom and Cultural Immersion in Second Language Teaching

May 7, 2011

Music as a Tool for Creating Mandarin Language Classes

April 27, 2011

What Can Students Do, or Do They Meet the Benchmarks?

April 13, 2011

Options for Formative Classroom Assessments

March 9, 2011

How to Teach Chinese in the United States

December 16, 2010

Using spontaneous interaction in Chinese class

November 6, 2010

Planning a student trip to China

October 27, 2010

Matteo Ricci, Li Zhizao, and Zhang Wentao’s World Map of 1602 and other University library resources

October 12, 2010

Working with Parents and Conducting Conferences

May 29, 2010

Working in the United States: A Chinese Experience and Reflection

May 8, 2010

Chinese Painting

April 19, 2010

Chinese Calligraphy and Culture

March 25, 2010

Understanding Administrative Evaluation

December 12, 2009

Total Physical Response and Storytelling for Chinese Classrooms

December 5, 2009

Minnesota State Licensure for Chinese Language Teachers

October 24, 2009

Chinese Phonetic System and Mandarin Pronunciation

October 17, 2009

Advanced Technology Tools in the Chinese Language Classroom

September 26, 2009

Introduction to Using Technology in the Chinese Language Classroom

February 7, 2009

Creating a Successful Learning Environment Through Effective Classroom Management

December 6, 2008

Using Technology in the Chinese Language Classroom