Is professional development conducted by university staff or by master teachers? If both, would the two types work together or separately? If both, what portion is done by each?
What professional development is conducted by other groups?
How does professional development vary with rank?
Is there a regular sequence of activities, or is it individually tailored, with wide variation?
Does a teacher progress from receiving to providing professional development as he or she progresses in rank? Is this formalized, or is it simply a tendency?
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Break - Garden
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Session 8 - Garden Room I
Discussions and Closing Session
U.S. Chair: Janine Remillard
China Chair: Shiqi Li
During the first portion of this session, American and Chinese participants will meet separately to discuss:
what they have learned thus far about the other country and how they might apply these lessons to their own country,
whether their questions have been addressed and to formulate questions that are still unanswered, and
what they would like to see as follow-up to the conference.
During the second portion of this session, each group will:
describe what they have learned about the other country’s practices,
answer the other group’s remaining questions, and
present its ideas about follow-up.
There will then be a general closing discussion.
5:00 p.m.: Adjourn