Primary Workshops SWIS

Workshop LeaderWorkshop TitlesWorkshop Summary

Xiaobing Wang from
YK Pao Primary School, Shanghai
Julie Xiao from Victoria Shanghai Academy
Writing is a synthetic ability which affected by many factors: interest and talent, reading, practice, skills, etc... In international schools, the time allocated for reading and writing in Chinese is limited, and the reading preference is biased towards English books. Practical writing skills and regular training routines will help CSL students to improve writing and gain confidence, whilst cultivating good writing habits. This workshop is geared towards practitioners teaching CSL students. I will share some practical and memorable writing methods (SAR) that I used in the classroom. Writing is a process that guides students to think and express their feelings. I utilized Kath Murdoch’s inquiry cycle, guided questioning and technology, to guide students in their thinking and to express their feelings. These tools enhance student’s writing skills, afford them the opportunity to observe and reflect upon life whilst developing a passion for reading and an understanding of the writer’s craft.
Ting Wing Ina Li and Kit Ying Poon from Victoria Shanghai Academy
如何利用概念及主要问题规划中文教学Chinese teachers tend to focus on teaching language knowledge in isolation which makes it difficult for students to integrate what they have learned across the curriculum. Concepts and essential questions are effective tools to guide teachers in planning their language lessons. Their purpose is to enable the teacher to transition from teaching content to encourage the development of language skills. Concepts and essential questions also enable students to have a deeper understanding, applying new learning across all areas of the curriculum. Essential questions promote synthesising new information and making connections. While at the same time they provide teachers with better direction when planning for student's needs. During our presentation, we will share examples that illustrate how teachers can design essential questions through concepts, and also plan learning engagements to improve the effectiveness of Chinese teaching and learning.
Ms. Jessica Zhu
from Shen Wai International School
如何构建IB PYP中文母语课程体系--以SWIS二三年级教材为例
作为一名中文老师或中文班主任,如何构建IB PYP中文母语课程体系成为我们工作中的一大挑战。该工作坊将与您分享构建IB PYP母语教材体系的策略与原则,以及七年的教材构建经验所得。与会者将了解到在教材体系构建的过程中:1)如何能灵活地融合国内小学语文课程;2)如何能有效地保证学科独立性与跨学科融合性的协调统一。而且,您也将从SWIS《启航中文》教材的使用效果的调查中得到更深刻的经验分享。
Ms. Danielle Hu
From Shen Wai International School
45 minutes in day, 5 times in a week, how can we improve student’s writing, reading, listening and speaking skills all together in such limited time? In this workshop you will learn about: 1) how to engage all the students in oral and writing assessments; 2) How to integrate writing skills, presentation skills and communication skills altogether; 3) How to create criteria for oral and written assessment. Also, you will have a chance to share your perspectives and start to set up activities that are suitable and meaningful for your students.
May Yang and Anastasia Mo from Shen Wai International School中文语言的跨学科教学——结合F&P的阅读和写作教学
This workshop will consider the curriculum of Chinese language and literacy teaching. It will focus on how to teach literacy skills within Systems of Strategic Actions in Reaching and Processing Systems for Writing by explicitly linking Chinese language instruction with Fountas and Pinnell strategies. Attendees will be given guidance on how to communicate with English department to build stronger collaborations between Chinese and English language instruction and improve academic achievements.