Thursday, September 22, 2011

Educators from China Visit University City High School

More than 21 educators from China recently visited University City High School, touring the campus, visiting classrooms, and speaking with the faculty. The Chinese educators were impressed with the school and had plenty of questions for the UCHS faculty.

This activity was beneficial to all involved as UC High School and UCSD continue to strengthen their community partnership. It also presented a great opportunity for UCHS to serve as ambassadors for our country, state and school. 

By the end of the day, the participants gained a true perspective of how American schools work and operate. They returned to their home country prepared to serve as teacher leaders with the ability to apply and share their experience and skills with their peers and students.

The Sept. 14 visit was made possible by the Global Leadership Institute (GLI) at UCSD's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. GLI is a graduate-level education program that provides opportunities for postgraduate researchers and students to study abroad. The program strives to improve and expand the participants' English language skills, provides the participating teachers with customized training in teaching English as a foreign language, helps teachers develop a deeper understanding of best practices in teaching methodologies and lesson planning, and gives educators a more nuanced understanding of the United States.

For more information, contact Jeff Olivero, principal, at (858) 457-3040.