9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks June Atkinson, North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction
9:15-12:00 Why are U.S.-China Relations Important?
9:15-10:05 Workforce and Career Readiness Moderator: Matt Friedrick, Director of K-12 Education Programs, North Carolina Center for International Understanding Keith Crisco, Secretary of Commerce, NC Department of Commerce Jerry Cook, Vice President, Hanesbrands Michael Chen, Founder, New Mind Education Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth J. Ratashak, USA, Retired, Deputy Director of the North Carolina Military Foundation
10:10-11:00 Diplomacy Moderator: Anna Lamm, Deputy Director, NCSU Confucius Institute Mr. Lin Yue, Director, Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education Adam Hartzell, Executive Director, North Carolina Center for International Understanding Jiang Yingshan, Staff, Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
11:10- 12:00 Media and Communications Moderator: Dr. Hiller Spires, Senior Research Fellow, NCSU Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Joe Freddoso, President and CEO, MCNC Anita Brown-Graham, Director, Institute for Emerging Issues Zhiyong Li, Senior Manager, SAS
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Keynote Speaker Introductory remarks by Dr. William Randolph Woodson, Chancellor, North Carolina State University Tom Ross, President, University of North Carolina General Administration 1:00-3:00 Breakout Sessions Participants will rotate between three stations that are focused on different ways to prepare students to engage with China. Each participant will be able to visit each station during the Breakout Session period. 1:00-1:40 Rotation 1 1:40-2:20 Rotation 2 2:20-3:00 Rotation 3 Academic Benchmarking in the U.S. and ChinaFacilitator: Helga Fasciano, Section Chief, NC Department of Public Instruction Scott Beaudry, MS, Education Testing/Accountability Consultant II, NC Department of Public Instruction
Curriculum for Globally Competent Students Facilitator: Ann Marie Gunter, World Languages Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction Qiang Chen, Chinese Language Teacher, Enloe High School Ellen Hart, Division Director of Arts Education and World Languages, North Carolina Virtual Public Schools Ynez Olshausen, Principal, Waddell Language Academy (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools) Chiu-yi Lin, Chinese Language Programs Coordinator (Confucius Classrooms Program), North Carolina Center for International Understanding Brian White, China Programs Assistant, North Carolina Center for International Understanding Dana King, Principal, Millbrook High School Loren Baron, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Millbrook High School Developing Teacher Knowledge about the World Facilitator: Dr. Jayne Fleener, Dean, NCSU College of Education Alison Winzeler, Director of NC TEACH, NCSU College of Education Grant Holley, Director of I+DEA, NCSU College of Education Neil Bolick, Associate Director, World View Julie Kinnaird, Assistant Director for Outreach, World View
3:00-3:30 Action Planning Ted Fiske, Educational writer Facilitator: Matt Friedrick, Director of K-12 Education Programs, North Carolina Center for International Understanding
3:30-4:00 Call to Action and Wrap-up Dr. William Harrison, Chairman, North Carolina State Board of Education Mr. Wang Guangfa, Chairman of Fazheng Industries Group and Principal of Beijing Royal School Matt Friedrick, Director of K-12 Education Programs, North Carolina Center for International Understanding
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