CLAM Schedule 2014
See Dr. Chan’s talk on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the 7th annual CLAM conference at the Confucius Institute at Wayne State University. The session is from 2:15 – 3:00 pm in ROOM F:
- A Mobile App on Teaching and Learning Chinese Characters Based on Etymology
Ming Chan will end the session demonstrating how the iWrite Wenzi app leverages mobile touchpad technology, design and algorithms to provide an engaging digital user experience for the expedited learning using Dr. Chan’s etymology-based pedagogy.
SPECIAL LAST MINUTE ADDITION!
Dr. Chan will speak briefly during lunch about how China is a text-based culture and as such, learning Chinese characters is not just important, but imperative for anyone who wishes to communicate or achieve literacy in Chinese.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Chinese Writing Systems will have a table on the main floor where you can demo the iWrite Wenzi iPad app. See how and why the app’s pedagogy, design and functions substantively speed up the rate of learning to write. Finally understand the logic and system of meaning upon which the Chinese writing system is based.
In his 2013 CLAM session, Dr. Chan presented the discoveries he made during his research at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He shared insights into how and why stroke order and direction was used in ancient bone script (jiaguwen) writing. more…
Wayne State University, McGregor Memorial Conference Center
495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
See map and location
The event was completely sold out. The opening keynote speaker on May 2 was Kevin Rudd, the former Prime Minister of Australia.
It’s another big year for China-related topics!
Some of the talks were streamed live and may still be seen on the China Education Symposium site
Click “Live Streaming” in the top navigation area. Dr. Chan spoke on the Technology and Education Innovation panel on May 3, 2014 from at 11am-12pm:
科技与教育创新 | Technology and Education Innovation
- Peter Bol, Professor at Harvard University, Vice Provost for Advance in Learning
- 陈瑞华, 密歇根州立大学荣休教授
- Sui Wah Chan, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
- Min Tang, Vice Chairperson, YouChange Foundation
- Ji Shisan, Founder and CEO, Guokr.com
Click “Speaker” in top nav to see the list of all the speakers May 2-3.
Photo below: Dr. Chan is the leftmost panelist pictured
It’s official! Chinese Writing Systems will be exhibiting at the National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) in Los Angeles from May 8-10, 2014
See how the iWrite Wenzi app embodies a revolutionary pedagogy on the first order.
We’ve designed something wonderful to use for both teachers and students…
Find us at table #8 (partial exhibit hall map at bottom).
Our curriculum development specialist and one of our main developers will be looking forward to meeting you in the NCLC Exhibit Hall to answer any questions about how students and teachers have already been benefitting from the use of iWrite Wenzi’s ground-breaking pedagogy for making Chinese Writing achievable, engaging and memorable.
Teaching and learning to write Chinese no longer needs to be difficult or challenging. Let us show you how Chinese writing in the classroom can be a joy for both instructors and students when they have the tools to explore the meaning, culture and history embedded in the writing system and characters, while also having fun learning to write.
The app is being used in Chinese language as well as in Social Science classes with great success. Find out how teachers can use the app to satisfy mandates for multicultural as well as multilingual education, and especially in regards to Chinese language and culture.
Come demo and test drive the app!
Promo codes will be given away each day of the conference while supplies last.
Hope to see you soon!
See the official 2014 NCLC information at the Asia Society page: http://sites.asiasociety.org/nclc2014/