Attend professional development workshops

Critical Language Project
1 year 8 months ago
Gu Zhen received a CLP grant to develop and lead a workshop to share the effective teaching methodologies and teaching practices, that she learned in the United States, with English as a Foreign Language teachers from her home school and sister schools in China. She worked with other TCLP alumni to show how they apply what they learned from their TCLP experience to their home classroom teaching. Gu Zhen (Wright Elementary School, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 2015-16) organized a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Professional Development Workshop on November 8, 2019. Held at Qinzhou No.1 Middle School in Qinzhou, China, approximately 140 teachers from area schools attended five sessions including two led by fellow 2015-16 TCLP alumni Xia Zhi (Watson B. Duncan Middle School, Palm Beach Gardens, FL) and Li Long (Roton Middle School, Norwalk, CT) who presented on project-based learning and interactive classroom activities. Teachers shared best practices and are eager to participate in future workshops. Their intention was to create an atmosphere for the participant to experience a very interactive, participatory workshop. At the end, they introduced the participants to the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) and shared resources for online courses for professional development. They believe that they can always be better educators and want to share this expectation with their colleagues in China.
4 years 1 month ago
Alumni from China and Egypt met for a two-day virtual conference on Leadership in Education. Each day included dynamic round-table discussions on Educational Leadership. The sessions were facilitated by TCLP staff and featured alumni guests from China and Egypt who have achieved leadership positions in their schools, departments, and districts.   Thursday, December 15, 2016: Leading in Your Educational Community I TCLP alumni Yu Meihong (2008-2009), Samar Abdelfatah (2015-2016), Yu Yifang (2009-2010) and Mohamed Abdelsamad (2011-2012) discussed leading by example in your educational community, how to advocate for change in your school, and resources and best practices to cultivate leadership skills.   Friday, December 16, 2016: Leading in Your Educational Community II TCLP alumni Ezzat Gadelmola (2010-2011), Zhang Hong (2009-2010), Hanan Gawdet (2012-2013) and Cheng Ye (2011-2012) shared how they are using their international experiences as school leaders and best practices for effective leaders.   Each day, the sessions lasted for an hour starting at 3:00pm in Egypt, 9:00pm in China, and 8:00am (EST) in the U.S.   To watch each day of the conference click on the following links:     To access in China please use the following links: (Day One) (Day Two)   Please view the attached flyer for further details about the conference and biographies for the presenters.   The Teachers of Critical Languages Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by American Councils for International Education.