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  1. page home edited ... CLTA-WA has, in essence, been meeting since 2005, originally as the Chinese Language Teachers …
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    CLTA-WA has, in essence, been meeting since 2005, originally as the Chinese Language Teachers Network (CLTN). It went through stages of metamorphosis before the reaching its current incarnation. Each stage has been the result of hard work and the passion of dedicated Chinese education professionals. The journey started with the work of Professors Greg Youtz and Paul Manfredi at Pacific Lutheran University, and later, joined by Professor Lotus Perry at the University of Puget Sound and subsequently, Adam Ross of Lakeside School. Operating with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation, they started the journey of providing Chinese teachers in the State of Washington a networking forum and funding for professional development opportunities. In 2006, Chunman Gissing, Adam Ross, Meitsu Chuang-Mendel and Michele Anciaux-Aoki met to form the Chinese Language Core Team of the State of Washington. Together with CLTN, the two groups established a framework to focus on language learning and teaching issues in support of expanding Chinese language capacity in Washington state. In 2006, the "Starting a Chinese Program in Your Community" program helped inform and support Washington State communities desirous of establishing a Chinese program in their institutions. The program has been requested and offered many times throughout the years to appreciative community groups. Regularly scheduled high caliber, beneficial workshops, at least twice annually, have been offered in the region during this stage of collaboration between CLTN and Chinese Language Core Team. Throughout this period, the groups received support from institutions, such as the University of Puget Sound, The Lakeside School, University of Puget Sound and from the State Innovations Grant, as well as many individual benefactors. The generosity of these institutions and individuals, as well as the hard work of many a volunteer, made it possible for us to offer a series of free workshops led by highly regarded Chinese language educators, such as Dr. Cynthia Ning of the University of Hawaii, Dr. Haiyan Fu of Chicago Public Schools, Dr. Jennifer Liu of Indiana University and many others. These workshops served to inform and advance professional knowledge and skills of Chinese language teachers in the state and often attracted teachers from Oregon as well.
    Formal state registration as a non-profit organization was the next natural step. CLTN-WA was then organized and registered with the State of Washington in 2008. CLTN-WA served as a transitional organization with the goal of establishing the Chinese Language Teachers Association - Washington State. Lotus Perry and Adam Ross took the lead in laying the groundwork. It resulted In the 2009 registration of CLTA-WA in the State of Washington as a non profit organization. The first president-elect, Pollyanna Wang, a certificated teacher of Chinese through the Seattle Schools Startalk program, took up the role with gusto and grit, leading the organization to work closely with the newly established Confucius Institute of the State of Washington to promote quality Chinese education in Washington state. Today, CLTA-WA continues to offer high quality workshops to area teachers. One highlight was an all day workshop led by Dr. Myriam Met. This workshop was opened to all area teachers of world languages. About 100 Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish and other language teachers gathered to learn from Dr. Met, ushering in a new era of collaboration. CLTA-WA strives network with area language teachers to advance the cause of language learning. It also aims to join hands with the CLTA-USA by creating a framework to enable CLTA to establish a formal affiliation with Chinese language professional organizations throughout the U.S. The CLTA-WA board has read a draft of the affiliation agreement, and in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, voted to affiliate with CLTA-USA.
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    Meetings - CLTA-WA regularly hosts two to four meetings each year.
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  2. page About CLTA-WA edited ... Corresponding Secretary: Yvonne Louie, University of Puget Sound Recording Secretary: Chen Ta…
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    Corresponding Secretary: Yvonne Louie, University of Puget Sound
    Recording Secretary: Chen Tang, Overlake School
    AccountAccounts Payable Treasurer:
    Recording Treasurer: Yuting Yeh, Sammamish High School
    Member: Adam Ross, Chinese American International School (CAIS)
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  3. page About CLTA-WA edited ... Special Thank You to Our Advisors: ... High School (emerita) Nyan-Ping Bi, University o…
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    Special Thank You to Our
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    Lotus Perry, University of Puget Sound
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  4. page home edited Our Story: CLTA-WA has, in essence, been meeting since 2005, originally as the Chinese Language Te…
    Our Story:
    CLTA-WA has, in essence, been meeting since 2005, originally as the Chinese Language Teachers Network (CLTN). It went through stages of metamorphosis before the reaching its current incarnation. Each stage has been the result of hard work and the passion of dedicated Chinese education professionals. The journey started with the work of Professors Greg Youtz and Paul Manfredi at Pacific Lutheran University, and later, joined by Professor Lotus Perry at the University of Puget Sound and subsequently, Adam Ross of Lakeside School. Operating with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation, they started the journey of providing Chinese teachers in the State of Washington a networking forum and funding for professional development opportunities. In 2006, Chunman Gissing, Adam Ross, Meitsu Chuang-Mendel and Michele Anciaux-Aoki met to form the Chinese Language Core Team of the State of Washington. Together with CLTN, the two groups established a framework to focus on language learning and teaching issues in support of expanding Chinese language capacity in Washington state. In 2006, the "Starting a Chinese Program in Your Community" program helped inform and support Washington State communities desirous of establishing a Chinese program in their institutions. The program has been requested and offered many times throughout the years to appreciative community groups. Regularly scheduled high caliber, beneficial workshops, at least twice annually, have been offered in the region during this stage of collaboration between CLTN and Chinese Language Core Team. Throughout this period, the groups received support from institutions, such as the University of Puget Sound, The Lakeside School, University of Puget Sound and from the State Innovations Grant, as well as many individual benefactors. The generosity of these institutions and individuals, as well as the hard work of many a volunteer, made it possible for us to offer a series of free workshops led by highly regarded Chinese language educators, such as Dr. Cynthia Ning of the University of Hawaii, Dr. Haiyan Fu of Chicago Public Schools, Dr. Jennifer Liu of Indiana University and many others. These workshops served to inform and advance professional knowledge and skills of Chinese language teachers in the state and often attracted teachers from Oregon as well.
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    CLTA-WA is now led by a 11-member board and is a fee based membership organization. Built upon the good foundation laid by those that came before the current group, this board seeks to continue the good work and tradition thus far established, and aspires to serve the community with equal dedication and passion, commitment and hard work to expand the service as set forth in the Association mission:
    "to promote quality teaching of Chinese language at all educational levels in the State of Washington. It shall inform the public about issues related to teaching Chinese; develop a resource network for Chinese language educators; and arrange professional development workshops for teachers."
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  5. page home edited Our Story: CLTA-WA has has, in essence essence, been meeting ... Teachers Network (CLTN), …
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    The next stage of evolution was naturally a move to formally register with the State as a non-profit organization. CLTN-WA was then formed and registered with the State of Washington in 2008. CLTN-WA was formed as a transitional organization with the goal to establish Chinese Language Teachers Association - Washington State. Lotus Perry and Adam Ross took the leadership and did tremendous groundwork to move the organization for the establishment of CLTA-WA. In 2009, CLTA-WA successfully registered with the State of Washington as a non profit organization. The first to serve as president of the organization was Pollyanna Wang who took up the role with gusto and determination and led the organization to work closely in conjunction with the newly established Confucius Institute of the State of Washington to promote quality Chinese education in the State of Washington and support its teachers. Since the establishment of the CLTA-WA, the organization continues to offer high quality workshops to area teachers. One highlight was an all day workshop led by Dr. Myriam Met which we opened participation to area teachers of any language. About 100 Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish and other language teachers gathered to learn from Dr. Met and a new era and direction of collaboration has been set. CLTA-WA strives to work network with area language teachers to advance the cause of language learning. CLTA-WA also aims to join hand with the National CLTA by helping to create a framework to enable CLTA to establish formal affiliation relationship with regional Chinese language teachers professional organizations throughout the US. This process is currently being formally finalized. CLTA-WA board has seen the draft of the affiliation agreement and in the spirit of supporting the idea of Chinese language education professionals joining hand to work for the common cause to serve our learners and communities, has voted to formalize affiliation relationship with CLTA.
    CLTA-WA is now led by a 11-member board and is a fee based membership organization. Built upon the good foundation laid by those that came before the current group, this board seeks to continue the good work and tradition thus far established, and aspires to serve the community with equal dedication and passion, commitment and hard work to expand the service as set forth in the Association mission:
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  6. page home edited Our Story: CLTA-WA has in essence been meeting since 2005, originally as the Chinese Language Teac…
    Our Story:
    CLTA-WA has in essence been meeting since 2005, originally as the Chinese Language Teachers Network (CLTN), it went through stages of metamorphosis before the reach of the current incarnation. Each stage has been a result of hard work and passion of dedicated Chinese education professionals. The journey started with the work of Professors Greg Youtz and Paul Manfredi at the Pacific Lutheran University, and later, joined by Professor Lotus Perry at the University of Puget Sound and subsequently, Adam Ross of the Lakeside School. Operating with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation, they started the journey of providing Chinese teachers in the State of Washington a networking forum and funding for professional development opportunities. In 2006, Chunman Gissing, Adam Ross, Meitsu Chuang-Mendel and Michele Anciaux Aoki met to form the Chinese Language Core Team of the State of Washington. Together with CLTN, the two groups worked to establish a framework to focus on language learning and teaching issues in support of the initiative to expand Chinese language capacity in Washington state. In 2006, "Starting a Chinese Program in Your Community" program was developed to help inform and support Washington State communities that wish to establish a Chinese program in their institutions. The program has been requested and offered many times throughout the years to gratifying community groups. Regular high caliber and helpful workshops, at least twice annually, have been offered in the region in this stage of collaboration between CLTN and Chinese Language Core Team. Throughout this stage, the groups received many generous support of institutions such as University of Puget Sound, The Lakeside School, University of Puget Sound and generous support from State Innovation Grant as well as many a generous members of the society. The generosity of these institutions and individuals as well as the hard work of many a volunteers made it possible for us to offer a series of free of charge workshops led by high caliber Chinese language educators such as Dr. Cynthia Ning of the University of Hawaii, Dr. Haiyan Fu of the Chicago Public School, Dr. Jennifer Liu of Indiana University and others. These workshops serve to inform and advance professional knowledge and skills of Chinese language teachers in the State and often attracted teachers from Oregon State as well.
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    stage of evolvementevolution was naturally
    CLTA-WA is now led by a 11-member board and is a fee based membership organization. Built upon the good foundation laid by those that came before the current group, this board seeks to continue the good work and tradition thus far established, and aspires to serve the community with equal dedication and passion, commitment and hard work to expand the service as set forth in the Association mission:
    "to promote quality teaching of Chinese language at all educational levels in the State of Washington. It shall inform the public about issues related to teaching Chinese; develop a resource network for Chinese language educators; and arrange professional development workshops for teachers."
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    Seattle Public SchoolSchools for her
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    languages in the State of Washington state and establishment of Chinese programs in Seattle, and her
    We welcome interested individuals and institutions to join us, as members, to work together for the cause of promoting quality Chinese education in the State of Washington.
    Website - http://www.clta-wa.org
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Friday, January 16

  1. page Chinese Program in State of Washington edited Data source: MELL 2008 Language Reports ... Jan. 2011 Public High Schools by District that …
    Data source: MELL 2008 Language Reports
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    Jan. 2011
    Public High Schools by District that reported offering Chinese: Total: 31 High Schools Offer Chinese
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    Bellevue
    Interlake Senior High School
    45 and IB
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    Edmonds
    Edmonds-Woodway High School
    4 and IB
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    Evergreen (Clark)
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    Evergreen
    Camas
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    High School
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    Evergreen
    Vancouver
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    High School
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    Issaquah
    Issaquah
    Interlake High School

    Middle School: Total 11 Middle Schools
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    Odle Middle School
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    Bellevue
    Bellevue
    Tillicum Middle School
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    Vancouver
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    Elementary School
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Sunday, November 30

  1. page About CLTA-WA edited ... Lotus Perry, University of Puget Sound Chunman Gissing, Independent Chinese Education Consult…
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    Lotus Perry, University of Puget Sound
    Chunman Gissing, Independent Chinese Education Consultant, Teacher Trainer
    Pollyanna Wang, Denny and Chief Sealth International School
    Legal Consul: Fraser Mendel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Web Master: Jordan Kiang
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  2. page About CLTA-WA edited ... Please look us up at http://www.clta-wa.org 2013-2014 2014-2015 Board of Directors: Pres…
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    Please look us up at
    http://www.clta-wa.org
    2013-20142014-2015 Board of Directors:
    President: Meitsu Chuang-Mendel, NewportZoe Jiang, Skyline High School
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    Past president: Tiffany Lin, Chong Wa ChineseMeitsu Chuang-Mendel, Newport High School
    Vice President: Adam Ross,Cheyenne Matthewson, Lakeside School
    Secretary:

    Corresponding Secretary:
    Yvonne Louie,
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    Puget Sound
    Secretary: Zhousu He, Mercer Island

    Recording Secretary: Chen Tang, Overlake School
    Account Payable Treasurer: Haiyan You, Shoreline Schools
    Recording Treasurer: Yuting Yeh, Sammamish
    High school
    Treasurer: Christine Wynder
    Treasurer: Sarah Yao
    School
    Member: Bin Crow, Gonzaga University
    Member: Rongfen Sun Burford, Tyee Middle
    Adam Ross, Chinese American International School (CAIS)
    Member: James WynderAlice Flores, Educator of Children's Home Society of Washington
    Member: Cheyenne Matthewson, Lakeside SchoolChiu-Hsin Lin, Eastern Washington University
    Member: Zoe JiangSarah Yao, Odle Middle School
    Special Thank You to Our
    Advisors:
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    Nyan-Ping Bi, University of Washington
    Lotus Perry, University of Puget Sound
    Chunman Gissing, International School of BeijingIndependent Chinese Education Consultant, Teacher Trainer
    Legal Consul: Fraser Mendel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Web Master: Jordan Kiang
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