MGP alum part of Chinese government innovation in high-school education; seeks four teachers

 WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Media Giraffe Project conference alum Stephen Wilmarth is seeking to hire four U.S. teachers to spend a minimum of one year in China as part of a government-sanctioned effort to experiment with innovative teaching methods focused on 21st-century, technology-enabled learning.

Steve Wilmarth

He’s looking for teachers with degrees in math, science, engineering, art, history, psychology or economics qualified to teach rigorous Advanced Placement and other academic subjects. The goal, he says, is “create a liberal education model along the lines of a tip U.S. college-preparatory academy.”

The program is within the No. 1 High School Affiliated with Central China Normal University (the nation’s top teacher-education institution) in Wuhan, Hibei Province. You can view either both a FAQ sheet and a posting notice about the opportunities, which include details about pay, living and working conditions for what Wilmarth says “is now becoming one of China’s boldest experiments in education reform.”

He calls it the most progressive foreign teacher opportunity in China. “The two things that stand out,” says Wilmarth, “Is that (1) we're China's first 1:1 iPad Digital Learning Program in all of China with unprecedented access to online resources in a Chinese government school, and (2) our students will receive a U.S.-accredited high-school diploma, again the first time in Chinese history that a government school has allowed such a program to exist.”

Here’s a video: http://blog.curriculum21.com/?p=183 . . .  about the curriculum effort.

Wilmarth is visiting in the United States through about Aug. 1, helping a group of eight Chinese rising seniors to tour elite U.S. colleges.  (VIEW VIDEO ABOUT VISIT) Interested teachers can send their resume and a brief (500-word) personal statement to Steve Wilmarth, Academic Director, at the New Channel Education Group at Stephen.Wilmarth@Gmail.com, or call his mobile: 860-227-1225.

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