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UNCG leads Guilford, Brunswick, Yadkin school teachers in China

Photo of teacher showing iPad app to students in ChinaSponsored by a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grant, UNCG professors led 12 NC public school teachers, including K-12 classroom teachers, English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), and special education teachers, on a Chinese educational project this summer. What they learned can enrich their classroom instruction this year and for years to come.

Dr. Ye (Jane) He (School of Education) and Dr. Kristine Lundgren (HHS) served as the directors. They led the dozen teachers from Guilford County, Brunswick County and Yadkin County Schools in China. The program’s base in China was Shanghai Normal University, a UNCG partner university in Shanghai, China.

The teachers learned the Chinese language and culture, and observed in several K-12 schools. They plan to integrate some of the Chinese language and cultural elements in their units in the coming year, Dr. He said.

Dr. He and Dr. Lundgren plan to take a group of UNCG students, teacher candidates, SLPs, and other interested educators and specialists to China next summer.

This is the first time UNCG has secured a Fulbright-Hays GPA grant to lead an overseas experience for school teachers.

Read a blog from a teacher participant: https://sanderlinnshanghai.wordpress.com/.

For more information of the upcoming program to China, contact Dr. Ye (Jane) He at y_he@uncg.edu.