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The 8th International Conference & Workshops on Technology & Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century (TCLT8) Bo...

Conference Main Theme
Technology Literacy and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century

Topics Included but Not Limited to

• Mobile-assisted Chinese language teaching and learning
• Cloud computing in Chinese language teaching
• Web/mobile participatory learning tools
• Intercultural exchange and web mediated communication
• Usage, assessment, device, curriculum design, and development of technology-based Chinese language teaching
• Virtual classroom
• Blended instruction
• Distance learning
• Network-based language testing
• Digital instructional materials development
• Multimedia instruction and second language acquisition
• Issues in CALL study
• Technology and second language acquisition
• Corpus study and database in Chinese language teaching
• Emerging technologies and their application in Chinese language teaching
• Other related topics on technology-enhanced Chinese language teaching

Online - NSTA Learning Center

NSTA provides ways to enrich your professional development with access to science web seminars and nationally acclaimed experts from a variety of fields.

Principal's Training Center for International School Leadership - Principals' Training Center

International schools are unique. They operate under special circumstances and have special needs. The Principals' Training Center for International School Leadership (PTC) was founded in 1989 to meet the professional development needs of leaders in international schools. Over 2500 international educators have participated in PTC training programs.

COETAIL @ Hong Kong - Info Session 13 Sep 2014 - Cohort Begins Feb 2014

Interested in a hands-on, practical and forward-thinking educational technology certificate program hosted at Renaissance College? Ready to get connected with other like-minded educators around the world? Then the COETAIL program is for you! COETAIL is a 5-course (15-credit) certificate program designed by, and for, international school teachers interested in developing their technology skills in an authentic, project-based environment.

Using Literature to Teach the Craft of Writing - Sep 20-21 - Singapore

Using Literature to Teach the Craft of Writing - United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) is a Kindergarten 1-Grade 12 international school in Singapore. UWCSEA is a member of the UWC movement, an IB World School and a member of the Round Square Movement.

The Brain Conference 20-21 September 2013 - Prague

The Aim of the Conference: This conference will provide a guide to the dynamic fields of neuroscience and brain research, including practical strategies and applications to enhance learning. Sessions are aimed at learning providers of all age ranges from early childhood to adult learners.The objective is to connect educators, scientists and researchers to develop a greater understanding into the latest research in brain function and how this can assist teachers.

Feedback for Effective Thinking | Nanjing International School 20-22 September 2013

20th - 22nd September 2013 Nanjing International School In 1998 Dylan Wiliam along with Paul Black authored the highly influential 'Inside the Black box': Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment. Since then Dylan has worked with educators around the world in developing research based formative assessment strategies.

Assessment for Learning - Dyan Wiliam 27-28 September 2013 Hong Kong

Overview: There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of, if not the most powerful ways to improve student learning. However, adopting formative assessment, or assessment for learning as it is sometimes called, involves far more than adding a few "quick fixes" to teachers' classroom repertoires.

Learning 2.013 - United World College Singapore - October 10-12, 2013

October 10 – 12, 2013 at United World College South East Asia – East Campus

Learning 2.0 is a transformative, challenging experience for all participants; it is the conference that leads the change in education. Every year the goals of the conference are to connect educators from around Asia and the world as well as to create an active learning experience that pushes their thinking about learning and technology.

Registration opens on April 29th!

2013 Fourth Annual Chinese Language Education Forum Oct. 18-19, 2013

CLEF 2013: Call for Proposals Due 10 June, 2013

CLEF is an annual event dedicated to bringing together K-16 teachers, scholars, educational administrators, policymakers and other professionals in the field of Chinese language education worldwide to share best practices, research findings and inspiring ideas.

Hosted by the Chinese Language Education and Research Center (CLERC) and in collaboration with the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS), the 4th CLEF will be held at the Westin San Francisco Airport, Oct. 18-19, 2013. Under the conference theme “Chinese: 21st Century Skill”, we welcome proposals for 30-minute sessions in the following topics and the topic of your choice:

• Techniques that today’s Chinese language educators must have
• Technology in and out of the classroom
• Research findings and the impact on K-16 Chinese language education
• Programs building, transitioning and expanding

Please submit your proposal online by June 10, 2013. The maximum length of a proposal shall be 450 words (in English or Chinese). Notice of proposal review results will be sent out via email by July 19, 2013. To submit your proposal and for more information, please go to Contact us by email:; Phone: (408) 380-8088.



今年大會主題是“中文:21世紀技能”。大會現面向全球徵集30分鐘演講報告提要,議題包括:課堂教學技能;課堂內外的科技應用;學術研究和發現;中文項目的創建、轉換和擴展,以及其他您感興趣的話題。我們誠邀您在2013年6月10日之前在線提交450字以內的提要。大會將於2013年7月19日前通過電郵發送評選結果。在線提交網站 電郵;電話:(408) 380-8088。

EARCOS Leadership Conference Nov 1-3, 2013

The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is excited to invite you and your administrative staff as delegates at the 44th annual EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC2013) in Bangkok, Thailand scheduled for November 1-3, 2013. We have a host of excellent keynote speakers and workshop presenters.

Google Apps for Education Philippines Summit November 9-10, 2013

The first annual Philippines Google in Education Summit is to be held on November 9th and 10th, 2013 in Manila. It will be a fantastic two day event with sessions from Google staff, Google Certified Teachers and Google Apps EDU Certified trainers.

The iPad Summit - The American Embassy School, New Delhi INDIA, November 16-17

iPads: A Vehicle for Transformative Learning

Pre-conference November 15, 2013
Real Techies: iPad Deployment and Management
Classroom Visits
Delhi and Around
Potential Leadership Strand

Conference November 16-17, 2013
Pedagogy and Learning, Application and Transformation

Creating a Culture of Thinking - 16th - 17th November - Ron Ritchhart - New Delhi

The Cultures of Thinking Project is a global initiative under the direction of Dr. Ron Ritchhart, a Principal Investigator and Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Learning is a product of thinking.

Learning Forward Annual Conference, Dec 7-11, 2013 Dallas, Texas

Learning Forward’s 2013 Annual Conference, Dec. 7-11, in Dallas, is the best investment you can make to promote professional learning that advances educator and student performance. Experience cutting-edge keynotes and general sessions, participate in interactive learning sessions, and form lasting professional relationships.
As leaders in education, we seek to transform thinking, systems, and organizations. Through modeling, coaching, and facilitating learning, we build capacity in others. An incredible learning opportunity led by some of the best leaders in education awaits you.

21st Century Learning Conference - Hong Kong - December 12-14, 2013

21st Century Learning Hong Kong is an annual conference in Hong Kong focused on promoting sharing of best practice 21st Century Learning. The next conference will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in conjunction with a major educational technology trade show.







“Edu Plurk” is a dedicated learning community of passionate educators who infuse technology in their pedagogy.

This emerging community first started on Plurk, where they exchange and share their best practice in teaching from K-12.

The “Edu Plurk” Annual Conference is sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Nantou County Government. It is different to the traditional Teachers Training but to in an “un-conference” format that offers innovative ideas and discussion forum. The conference aims to promote develop student-centered, responsible, independent learning and to nurture the moral, intellectual, physical, social, and aesthetic sterile balanced digital citizens.

The Annual Conference seeks for a variety of learning and teaching resources and instructional pedagogy that will help the front line teachers to infuse technology to enhance learning, and students to apply information technology skills in their learning as well as in their daily life, and for schools to create a high-quality learning environment.

Save the Date! 3-5 July, 2013 to May
for the 5th Edu Plurk Annual Conference Registration will open soon. We look forward to meeting you!

Edu Plurk:

EARCOS Teachers' Conference March 27-29, 2014

We are pleased to announce the 12th annual EARCOS Teachers' Conference (ETC2014) in Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand scheduled for March 27-29, 2014.
We have a host of excellent keynote speakers and workshop presenters. Our keynoters are: Mark Polansky, Catherine Steiner-Adair, and Yong Zhao. We think the conference will prove to be professionally stimulating and will provide you with an opportunity for networking and building camaraderie.

NESA: Spring Educators Conference April 4-7, 2014

Spring Educators Conference - NESA

Online - Education Degrees University of Nebraska

The online education degree programs at the University of Nebraska help prepare teachers for success in the classroom and in administration. Browse our online programs today!

Online - ASCD PD Online - Online Courses for Teachers

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

More than 80 user-friendly courses comprised of learning modules built upon the best work of ASCD’s

Online - University of Wisconsin-Stout Online Professional Development Courses for Teachers Continuing Education Univ...

2013 Online Courses Earn graduate credits Choose from a list of 34 online courses to meet your goals for professional development, continuing education, license renewal or to complete graduate credits for transfer to another university. The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

Online - Classroom Instruction that Works: Creating the Environment for Learning

This webinar focuses on the new research from the second edition of Classroom Instruction That Works, including a new instructional framework, which helps teachers understand when and why to use each strategy to support student success.