Since the participants will represent secondary social studies teachers across the nation, it is impossible to conduct face-to-face pre-departure training. Therefore, a 12-week online learning modules will be applied to help participants to build background knowledge, identify specific areas of interest for curriculum development, as well as sharpen their intercultural competence.
A series of follow-up activities will be planned to continue the dialogue among participants and to ensure the incorporation of knowledge and skills gained in China into secondary social studies curriculum as well as the dissemination of teaching materials to a larger teaching community.
August 2018: Reflection and Program Evaluation
Participants will finalize and post their units of study including suggested teaching materials, resources and strategies
September - December 2018
Participants will conduct outreach activities in respective schools and districts and make presentations at professional organizations.