Paper: “Vietnamese Parents’ Attitude towards Maintaining Heritage Language in Their Children” This presentation examines Vietnamese parents’ attitudes toward heritage language. Results indicated that education, home literacy practices, and their children’s perceptions about heritage language affected attitudes. Presenters:Dr. Trini Lewis is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education at California State University, Long Beach. She has a doctorate in Literacy and Language Development. She coordinates the Master of Arts in Education with an option in dual language development. Professor Lewis’ research interests include issues related to teacher education, English learners, and parental involvement. May Bui is a graduate student in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach, and substitute teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District.
Huyen Nguyen Do is a graduate student in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach, and substitute teacher for the Orange Unified School District.
3:35-5:00 p.m., University Student Union, Room 306 Paper: “Examining Student Teaching Practice of Two Elementary Pre-Service Teacher Programs: A Comparative Study” This presentation examines student teaching of elementary teacher preparation programs in China and the USA. Two programs comparable in program design, course requirements and goals are selected for exploration. Examination of student teaching is focused on its unit ratio in a program, features of placements, written work by student teachers and evaluation. Findings indicate that these programs share the same basic elements related to student teaching but differences exist in student teaching sequence, focus on candidates’ practice to assume teaching responsibilities, participation in evaluation and level of peer interaction. Educational implications are discussed regarding the characteristics of the programs in an international context. Presenter:Dr. Ping Liu is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department at California State University, Long Beach. Her research interests are in the areas of comparative education, first and second language development, and dual language education. Paper: “Reconstructing Identity through Literature: Cambodian American Experience” The Khmer Rouge era in Cambodia (1975-79) decimated the intellectual infrastructure of the country, and caused the Cambodian diaspora: the resettlement of hundreds of thousands of Cambodians throughout the world, from Australia to France. The largest corpus of diasporic literature from 1975 to the present is testimonial discourse, a truth telling about the impact of the Khmer Rouge era on the personal lives of survivors. This presentation will explore the use of this testimonial discourse in the construction of a Cambodian American identity. Presenter:Dr. Teri Yamada is a Professor of Asian Studies and Vice Chair of the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Her two books, Virtual Lotus: Modern Fiction of Southeast Asia (2002) and Modern Short Fiction of Southeast Asia: A Literary History (2009), received an ALA Choice Outstanding Academic Title award. In 2001 she organized the Nou Hach Literary Association in Phnom Penh, an NGO that promotes the development of literacy and modern literature in Cambodia and publishes the only journal of modern literature in that country. In 2008 this organization received the Association of American Publishers’ International Freedom to Publish Award. She is currently a fellow of the University of Stockholm's Collegium of World Literary History for Southeast Asia.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration Karl Anatol Center, Academic
9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. First Concurrent Sessions 10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Second Concurrent Sessions 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Karl Anatol Center (Lounge/Patio) 1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Third Concurrent Sessions 2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Fourth Concurrent Sessions 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Executive Council Meeting, Karl Anatol Center SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
9:40-10:40 a.m., ED2 (Education)-158 Workshop: “Developing Educational Leaders among Asian and Pacific Americans” This workshop will provide advice and guidance for educators who may consider entering the educational administration arena of public education. The workshop presenter will examine the skills and knowledge of being and/or becoming an effective and efficient educational administrator in a site and/or central office administration. The Asian and Pacific American community needs to cultivate educational leaders who can effect changes in public education to support all students, in particular, those with the greatest needs in a very diverse setting. Presenter: Dr. Sally Chou has worked in urban public education settings for over 30 years as a teacher and an administrator. Her experiences including work in the Pre-K to 12 systems, adult education, and postsecondary education. She has also been involved in state intervention and recovery of a school district and a community college. Dr. Chou has earned two master’s degrees and a doctorate. 9:40-10:40 a.m., LA1 (Liberal Arts)-207 Workshop: “Using the Internet to Facilitate Language and Culture Learning” This presentation will introduce Internet-based technologies for language and culture learning. The session will start with an overview of the technology tools available and next examine ways in which these tools can be used to enhance learning, especially that pertaining to Asian languages and cultures. The tools that will be discussed include not only self-paced interactive tutorials but also those that students may use to express themselves, construct ideas and collaborate with others. Demonstrations of selected tools and examples for using these tools in lessons will be provided. A list of the resources discussed in the session will be available.
Workshop Leader:Dr. Teresa Chen is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). She joined CSULB in 2000, after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches classes in technology integration and coordinates the Educational Technology Graduate Program. She also publishes in the areas of computer-assisted language learning. 10:50-11:50 a.m., ED2 (Education)-158 Workshop: "Effects of Mandated State-wide/District Testing on History Social/Science Teachers’ Classroom Assessments and Instructional Practices" Cliff Kusaba’s research project explored the effects of high-stakes testing and other mandated tests on secondary History/Social Science classroom teachers and their students. Middle and high school History/Social Science students take semester and end-of-course exams that are generated by the district’s History Office. He also explored how teachers have reacted to mandated testing, whether or not classroom practices have been affected by the pressures of accountability, and if their own methods of classroom assessments have changed significantly. Further investigation is needed to understand how testing fits into the public schools’ curriculum. And the question still remains, does high-stakes testing improve teaching and student learning? Presenter:Cliff Kusaba, M.A.in Education, has been a teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District for 33 years. He has taught World History, American History and Instrumental Music. He has worked four years as the Assessment Coach in the History Curriculum Office, developing the End of Course Exams for Middle and High Schools. Currently, he chairs the Assessment and Testing Committee for the California Teachers Association. 10:50-11:50 a.m., ED1 (Education)-40 Paper: “East Meets West:Teaching Math Lessons in a Dual Language Immersion Setting” The presentation demonstrates how to provide Math instruction to both Chinese and U.S. children in a dual language immersion setting in the East Meets West Program. The goal of this project was to provide an opportunity for our graduates - U.S. classroom teachers in the Math education program, to develop strategies for teaching Math to children from both Chinese and U.S. groups in a dual language immersion setting in the East Meets West Program. Six hands-on, fun, innovative, and interactive Math lessons were designed and taught collaboratively by our graduates. Data collection included the pre- and post-surveys, lesson plans, daily teaching evaluation logs, case study on student learning, reflections, and video lessons. Results reveal various strategies for helping ELL students learn Math in an effective way. Presenters: Dr. Shuhua An is a Professor and Graduate Coordinator in Math Education in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Felipe Golez is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Zhonghe Wu is an Associate Professor in Math Education in the College of Education at National University. 10:50-11:50 a.m., ED1 (Education)-41 Workshops: “East Meets West: Teaching Mathematics Using a Real World Connection in the Dual Language Setting” Through CSULB, presenters were privileged with the opportunity to participate in the East Meets West Program where students in Masters of Arts, option in Mathematics Education, taught alongside educators from China. The class included 20 students from China and 20 students from the Long Beach Unified School District. Chinese students were paired with Long Beach students. Lessons taught required students to work together, gave them the opportunity to experience another culture and participate in innovative Math lessons. This experience gave the graduate students an opportunity to use their English language learner strategies on a dual language group of students. Presenters:Diana Acosta, Toby Carpenter, Caroline Park, and Eric Frommholz are graduate students in the Math Education Program at California State University, Long Beach and teachers in the Long Beach, Buena Park, El Monte, and San Juan Capistrano School Districts. 1:40-2:40 p.m., ED1 (Education)-40 Workshop: “Chinese Dual Language and After School Program: Designing Instruction to Meet Children’s Developmental Learning Needs” The presenters, a team of principal, teachers and university faculty, will report how the Chinese Dual Language and After School Program is being implemented at Wedgeworth Elementary School in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. The program goal is to support children’s growth in language, content areas and other aspects. The presenters will provide a program overview and highlight instruction in each classroom of K-2 to address children’s developmental needs and characteristics. Discussion will focus on how to support children’s Chinese literacy development from early on by using children’s literature and discuss ways to apply a variety of teaching strategies to actively engage students in learning. Presenters:Ellen Park is the Principal of Wedgeworth Elementary School in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. She started a Mandarin Chinese-English Dual Language Program at Wedgeworth, which expanded to four CDLP, two FLES and after school enrichment classes. She also served in LAUSD as a teacher, bilingual coordinator and assistant principal for 21 years. Christina Hsu is a Kinder FLES teacherat Wedgeworth Elementary School.
Christine Lin Shibuya is a CDLP teacher at Wedgeworth Elementary School.
Dr. Ping Liu is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Long Beach. 2:50-3:50 p.m., ED1 (Education)-40 Workshop: “East Meets West: Hands-on Activities in the Classroom of Mathematics” What happens when China and the United States meet in the classrooms of America? Can they learn together as one entity? Well the summer of 2011 proved that they could and we were there. Here how the East met West for a showdown of learning Mathematics. Working with students from China who spoke very little English was a challenge and a privilege. The American students and the Chinese students both were able to learn through some great teaching methods used in the classroom. The first thing that had to be considered was how to get around the language barrier. Some very creative methods of teaching had to be used. Methods that included hands on modalities, demonstrations of concepts, manipulatives, overhead visuals, etc. What better way to get any student engaged than making them part of the presentation! Learn some of the techniques that worked for us! Presenters:Belva D. Serrano is a graduate student in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach, and Special Day teacher at South Gate Middle School. She teaches Algebra 1 and General Math to 8th and 7th graders, respectively. She has been teaching in the middle school setting for 12 years. She has also taught English Language Learners for all of her years of teaching. Lynda McCoy and Francisco Gi are both graduate students in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach, and teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District. 2:50-3:50 p.m., ED1 (Education)-41 Workshop: “East Meets West：Equivalent Fractions for English Language Learners”
During the East meets West Program, our team taught equivalent fractions to a dual language group comprised of approximately 50% American students and 50% Chinese students. The team utilized several English Language Development strategies to break through the language barrier and ensure the comprehension of content knowledge for all students. In order to promote English language acquisition for Chinese students, the team teacher introduced the vocabulary words using visuals and provided extensive modeling during the lesson. Each student created a fraction circle with different denominators ranging from 2 to 12. Next they compared the different fraction units to find equivalent fractions. The manipulatives provided a basis for promoting effective interaction between both language groups. The use of language strategies fosters the learning of content knowledge while simultaneously acquiring language. This workshop is designed to share some of the strategies used in our lesson, difficulties encountered, challenges with unfamiliar concepts, and what we learned. Presenters:
Elsie Rivera is a graduate student in the Mathematics Education Program at California State University, Long Beach, and teacher in the ABC Unified School District. Co-Presenters:
Jill Parago is a graduate student in the Mathematics Education Program at California State University, Long Beach, and first grade teacher at Celerity Elementary School. Vicki Hou is a graduate student in the Mathematics Education Program at California State University, Long Beach, and Senior Academic Advisor and Director of Student Services