Thursday, December 3, 2009
Teachers Travel to China
Barrett Brown, International Languages Chair, and Jeff Hall, Fine Arts Chair, are traveling in China as part of a week-long delegation sponsored by the College Board and the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. The "Chinese Bridge Delegation: Taking the Next Step" is designed "for educators to strengthen their institution's Chinese programs and partnerships."
Coach Hall and Ms. Brown are documenting their travels on the web at http://web.mac.com/elearn/china/coachinchina.html, and they will present to colleagues and students upon their return.
"I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to learn about this fascinating country," said Ms. Brown. "I hope to be able to make some personal contacts that will result in a relationship between Maggie Walker and a Chinese school."
"This is a wonderful opportunity for our staff, students and school community," said Director Fred Morton. "This type of partnership is critical to the mission of our school ,and we are grateful to have this national and international connection for our faculty."
Funding for the teachers' registration fee was provided by the Governor's School Foundation. The rest of the funding for this delegation was provided by the Hanban and College Board.