Thursday, December 28, 2023

A Joyful Learning Exchange with Myanmar



Exploring Myanmar through a lively virtual exchange was a true eye-opener for us. Before this opportunity, our knowledge about the country was quite limited, mainly revolving around the well-known issues of civil unrest, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Rohingya crisis. However, thanks to Dr. Saw's gracious invitation, our video call turned into a meaningful cultural exchange, featuring self-introductions, a fun guessing game, presentations highlighting the beauty of our town, and a delightful talent exchange.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Third Video Call Exchange with Senboku Shiritsu Jindai Junior High School

 


Taken away by the lively and impressive dance and child's play performances, along with KMJH's traditional Chinese music club and a science fair demonstration

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Taichung-Okinawa School Virtual Exchange





Four vibrant virtual exchange sessions with a high school in Okinawa via Zoom, where we delved into the intricacies of each other's school life, marveled at the captivating beauty of Taichung and Okinawa, and explored the fascinating world of traditional musical instruments.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

2023 Educational Visit from Kyungpook National University Middle School (KNUMS) to KMJH




Crafting cherished memories at KMJH and in Taichung through engaging hands-on activities and the warm hospitality of host families

 

After a four-year hiatus due to COVID, our exchange visits were put on hold. However, we maintained our partnership through virtual means such as video calls, cultural boxes, and Padlet posts. The much-awaited and highly anticipated visit became a reality thanks to the dedicated efforts of various individuals, including my counterpart Jungran, Academic Director Amy, and subject as well as English teachers who crafted engaging classes. Additionally, host family parents and students played a crucial role in ensuring a memorable experience for our Korean visitors.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Teaching English Through English Made Easy: Empowering Students to Challenge Gender Stereotypes



How can we effectively introduce passive voice and discuss gender stereotypes with 9th graders only in English? Don't worry! With engaging activity ideas, handy visual aids, and a well-prepared script for each activity, you'll be all set in no time.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

2023 Taiwan-U.S. Teacher Professional Development Workshop





Lesson planning and delivery with the Global Competence and Sustainable Development Goals, exchanging collaboration project ideas through a school visit, exploring the mix of old and new of Taichung

 

Integrating Global Competence and Sustainable Development Goals

 

Through the Taiwan-California Classroom Connect program, we embarked on an intercultural journey, collaborating with Blue Lake Union Elementary students from Humboldt County throughout the 2022-2023 school year. This initiative not only showcased Taiwan's captivating beauty but also deepened our understanding of each other's cultures.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Four Video Conferencing Exchange Sessions with Azuchi Junior High School, Japan




We concluded this semester's International Cultural Exchange (ICE) program on a high note with a series of four video conferencing sessions and a fun-filled milkshake party.