Sharing Experience on Design and Implementation of Science Education
Shanghai, China, November 15–21, 2010
Read dispatches from the Sino-US Science and Education Forum in the NSTA Blog.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the China Association of Children's Science Instructors (CASCI) are hosting a US-Sino Forum in Shanghai this fall with attending educators from both countries to share strategies and practices. The following topics will be covered in discussions over the course of the weeklong forum:
- Science education trends in both countries
- Professional development of science teachers
- Design and implementation of science curriculum and lessons
- Social and informal resources in science education
Local school visits will be scheduled for attendees and there will be time allotted for sightseeing in the city and nearby historical areas. Up to 75 US participants are invited to join this trip. US participants will be responsible for all expenses of the trip including air, hotel, meals, and tours. However, arrangements will be made in advance for participants to depart from one or two US departure points. The tentative agenda is as follows:
Day 1, Nov. 15: U.S. Delegation arrives and registers in the evening
Day 2, Nov. 16: AM—Rest, PM—Opening speeches and discussion, Dinner
Day 3, Nov. 17: Keynote speeches and discussion, Lunch, Invited reports, Dinner
Day 4, Nov. 18: Concurrent Sessions (four forums), Round table meeting, School visits
Days 5–6, Nov. 19–20 School visits and sightseeing in Shanghai and nearby areas
Day 7, Nov. 21 Departure from Shanghai
NSTA Exec. Dir. Francis Eberle with the delegation from China at NSTA's 2010 National Conference on Science Education in Philadelphia, March 2010.
For more information, e-mail Michelle Butler at email@example.com or call her at 703.312.9254.
This event is being organized, sponsored, and run by the National Science Teachers Association, the China Association of Children's Science Instructors, Shanghai Association for Science and Technology, Department I of Basic Education, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Children and Youth Science Centre, Science and Education Branch of the Chinese Society of Education, China Research Institute for Science Popularization, Shanghai Science and Education Centre.