The Asian Studies Collaborative Spring Conference keynote speaker is Dr. Yong Zhao, internationally renowned speaker, author, and distinguished professor of education from Michigan State University and most recently University of Oregon. Additional conference strands will include Sister Schools through the Chinese Exchange Initiative, Asian culture in curriculum, ACTFL Teacher of the Year, MAGPI global resources and the ZON virtual world.
The registration cost is $75 for Berks County Schools and $100 for out of county schools. To receive a reduced fee of $25 for university students call for assistance to Beth Kozloski at 610-987-8489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Calvin at 610-987-8639 email@example.com. For more information and to register please visit the Asian Studies Collaborative website.
The Asian Studies Collaborative is designed to establish a comprehensive framework to support Asian language and cultural education for K-12 and beyond educators. An advisory board has been created to support this work. The Advisory Board provides expertise and resources in Mandarin Chinese language and culture for the following: program design, professional development, standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The Advisory Board also provides guidance in the development of regional and global collaboration.