Pitt Celebrates the Year of Rooster with Chinese New Year Gala and Professional Development Program for Chinese Volunteer Teachers at CI-Pitt
Release time: 2017-02-21author:
Yan Li, Xuan He and Jizhou Ye)PITTSBURGH – The Professional Development Program
for Chinese teachers, part of the Confucius Institute at the University of
Pittsburgh (CI-Pitt), held on morning Feb. 4th at the University of Pittsburgh.
Chinese Director Dr. Ying Xiao, Graduate Student Assistant Haixia Wang, Hanban Chinese
Teacher Xiaoyan Yang and 14 Chinese volunteer teachers attended the program.
Chinese volunteer teachers reflected on their experience and
mistakes of the first semester, and discussed cases about differentiated instruction
and assessment and classroom management.
Dr. Ying Xiao made concluding remarks, wishing overseas
Chinese teachers to establish a clear identity, face the imperfections, and not
to put too much pressure on themselves. CI-Pitt has always been committed to
strengthening the management and development of volunteer teachers, and training
thoroughly of high-quality teachers. First-class faculty and teaching is also
the key to the long-term Chinese project at CI-PITT in the leading position of eastern
That night, Chinese New Year Gala of the Year of Rooster
organized by Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and CI-PITT also held
at Pitt, which made the theater hold nearly 1000 people. The opening film made
by students aroused homesickness of wanderers. Clarinet and violin told a story
ofmusic room next door.Performance
“Pearl-decorated Curtain Rolled up”combined
Chinese folk music, folk dance and calligraphy together. At last, lion dance
and different kinds of martial arts presented by Chinese and foreigners, won
the audience enthusiastic applause.The
three-hour gala brings laughter and excitement to the audience with exciting
song and dance pieces, fun interactive games and well-prepared gifts. Local citizens
and overseas Chinese celebrated the Year of Rooster at Pitt together!