Think deeply, Go further-Strengthen cultural confidence & Create an enabling learning community
Xi’an Liangjiatan International School is located in Xi’an Hi-Tech Development Zone, and the campus is between the iconic Qinling Mountain range and the historic Feng River. From June 25th to 26th, the Chinese Conference of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools was successfully held in our school. This is a knowledge feast where ideas and wisdom collide, and it is also a personal professional development training for educators to reflect on themselves and embrace change in the context of the new curriculum reform and the post-epidemic era: study extensively, inquire accurately, reflect carefully, discriminate clearly, practice earnestly.
The conference started with the vigorous performance “We Are All In This Together” brought by the Primary choir. It was choreographed by Mr. Pyoung Gang Kim, the Performing Arts Director of XLIS, Ms. Lena Chen, the Music Teacher, and Mr. Nono, the Hip-hop Teacher. The Primary School students once again shined on the international stage. Furthermore, 6 students from the High School took the initiative to serve as volunteer photographers & videographers and put their service spirit into practice. They not only helped the conference to record beautiful moments but also practices their social skills and collaboration skills.
As an enabling learning community, many Chinese teachers from our school were also invited to this conference as peer presenters to communicate with teachers from all over the world and discuss effective teaching practices. The topics they share are various, involving immersive Chinese teaching strategies, inquiry-based learning, assessment, deep thinking, and building a powerful learning environment. Below is the feedback from the teacher presenters.
“Reflect, Adapt & Act. In the post-epidemic era, Chinese teachers from all over the country can gather in XLIS to talk about the beauty of Chinese literacy, discuss teaching strategies, express professional feelings, and share educational wisdom, which is valuable. The success of this ACAMIS Chinese Conference has allowed me to see the responsibility of the big team, the growth of the small group, and the happiness and value of being a lifelong learner!”——From Primary Mandarin Teachers Ms. Nancy Jing & Ms. Carol Wu
This is the first time that XLIS acts as the host school of the Chinese Conference of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools. It is a beginning, and we look forward to having more opportunities to organize other conferences in the future. We will spare no effort to empower our students and teachers, and to inherit Chinese culture to build stronger cultural confidence and tell true stories about China to the world.
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Emma Yang (MYP Chinese Assistant Coordinator, MYP/DP Language Acquisition Teacher)