The conference is now over. Thanks to everyone who made this subject very engaging!
Friday, December 2nd 8:30 – 12PM
Metropolitan College of New York
431 Canal Street (map)
11th Floor Conference Center
Conference is free but registration is required. Register now for the second annual 2011 Chinese Education Conference in New York City. The conference will focus on the skills and strategies that can be used to ensure Chinese students are prepared for "college and career".
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Teranishi will deliver the opening keynote address for the 2011 Chinese Education Conference.
Principal Jinghai Liu and Dr. Linghui Tian from Shanghaiand Dr. Yanyu Zhou will also be joining us for a featured panel discussion on the skills and strategies used in China to support students.
For more information, please contact Dr. Lindsay Hu at or 212-343-1234 x2223.
Videos of the Panels
This is the first panel of the 2011 Chinese Education Conference at Metropolitan College of New York called Closing the Opportunity Gap: Preparing Chinese Students for College and Career.
This is the second panel of the 2011 Chinese Education Conference at Metropolitan College of New York called Closing the Opportunity Gap: Preparing Chinese Students for College and Career.
This is the third panel of the 2011 Chinese Education Conference at Metropolitan College of New York called Closing the Opportunity Gap: Preparing Chinese Students for College and Career.
Breakfast and Registration
Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Patrick Ianniello
- Director, Master of Science in Education Program
Dr. Vinton Thompson -
President, Metropolitan College of New York
Dr. Robert Teranishi - Associate Professor of Higher Education at New York University
Special Appointment to the U.S. Department of Education Equity and Excellent Commission
Panel One: Student Voices
Former New York City public school Chinese students discuss their school experience
Pat Lo -
ELL Senior Curriculum Specialist
New York City Department of Education
- Analyst, Barclays Capital
- MfA'11 Fellow, Steinhardt, New York University
- Student, Brooklyn College
Preparing for College and Career
Educators and working professionals will provide an overview of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in college and the workplace.
Principal, High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies
- College and Guidance Counselor, GED Plus
- HR Business Partner II and Assistant Vice President, TD Bank
- President, Organization of Chinese Americans-New York
Jessica Slote -
ESL/Writing Teacher, Tenzer Learning Center
Shanghai educators, Principal Jinghai Liu and Dr. Linghui Tian, discuss how the education reform model, Success Education, is being used to significantly enhance the academic achievement and self-confidence of Chinese students.
Dr. Yanyu Zhou
Associate Director, Confucius Institute at PACE University
- President, Shanghai Success Education Center of Management Consulting
Principal, Zhabei No. 8 Middle School
Dr. Linghui Tian
- Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Evaluation, Fudan University
Panel 1 - What Is The Chinese Immigrant And Chinese - American Experience?
Panelists provide a historical overview of the Chinese immigration patterns into New York City. The multitude of Chinese languages, dialects and family structures is discussed. Educators are encouraged to view Chinese students as individuals with diverse characteristics and circumstances rather than presuming they all are "model minorities."
Facilitated by Dr. Lynda Kennedy, New York Public Library
Panelists begin with a discussion around the factors that impact the academic success of Chinese students. Service learning and dual language programs are discussed in light of the fact that schools are held accountable for ensuring all students meet the academic standards. Panelists discuss service learning and dual language as examples of programs that facilitate academic success, particularly for English Language Learners.
Facilitated by Dr. Lindsay Hu, Metropolitan College of New York
Panel 3 - It Takes A Community To Raise A Child: What Are The Resources?
Panelists discuss the various community resources available that can help schools meet the objective of preparing “college and career ready” students. An art and music program, a college preparation program is among the vast number of resources available to the Chinese community. A student who benefited from these services is also represented on the panel.
Facilitated by Dr. Leonard Golubchick, Metropolitan College of New York
Metropolitan College of New York Purpose 3 teacher candidates discuss the instructional and curricular strategies they used to facilitate learning for Chinese students within the context of a single lesson. Each candidate reflects on the time, work, and effort that went into crafting a lesson that supports all learners in their classroom, particularly the Chinese students they support.
Education Update: Factors Affecting Chinese-American Students
Chen, Jennifer, Jun-Li (2007). Achievement motivation among Chinese immigrant and Chinese American students: Examining cultural, psychosocial, and sociohistorical contexts. In Paula R. Zelick (Ed.), Issues in the psychology of motivation (97-113). doi:978-160021-631-2. (PDF)
Yeh, C. J., Chen, J., Kwong, A., Chiang, L., Wang, Y., & Pu-Folkes, F. (2002). Educators of bilingual students: Pedagogical techniques, strategies and challenges. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 23(4), 296-315. (PDF)