Creative Teaching and Cooperative Learning Delegation Visits Boston
The “Creative Teaching and Cooperative Learning” Delegation, sponsored by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Republic of China (Taiwan), visited Boston from April 3 to 8, 2017. Led by Dr. Shin-Jen Chang, President of National Taipei University of Education, the group included principals and teachers from Longtan Junior High School, Qingnian Junior High School, and Kaixuan Junior High School. All were awarded best Cooperative Learning performance by the MOE in 2016.
The group visited the headquarters of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and met with Dr. Tommy Chang, Superintendent of BPS, Dr. Karla Estrada, Deputy Superintendent of BPS, and Dr. Jonathan Landman, Assistant Commissioner for Teaching and Learning at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They had an opportunity to learn about the Boston Public School’s education policy, and how the City of Boston and the Commonwealth Massachusetts provide assistance to make student improve academic performance.
The delegation also visited Josiah Quincy Upper School, which was ranked as Gold Medal from U.S. News and World Report as Best High School in 2015. They joined classrooms in school, and observed different teaching techniques perhaps to be applied in Taiwan. The group participated in the “Differentiated Instruction” workshop, founded by Dr. Yu-Lan Lin, and exchanged educational opinions, and shared teaching experience with teachers from other Massachusetts public schools.
Education Division, TECO-Boston, representing the Ministry of Education and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston, welcomed the delegation on April 3. Director Cynthia Huang expressed appreciation to teachers from Taiwan, for their devotion to high quality education and support for students learning by different instruction techniques.
Group photo: Tommy Chang, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools; Karla Estrada, Deputy Superintendent, Boston Public School; Richard Chang, Principal, Josiah Quincy Upper School; Shin-Jen Chang, President, National Taipei University of Education; Cynthia Huang, Director, Education Division, TECO-Boston, and the delegation.