WINNSBORO — Guo Guangwei from Midlands STEM Institute was invited to the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) annual Convention and World Languages Expo held in San Diego, Calif.
The ACTFL Convention is an international event bringing together more than 6,000 language educators from all languages, levels and assignments.
The event inspired participants to think creatively and stimulated new knowledge as they engaged in networking and sharing with colleagues. They returned to the classroom with new strategies and ideas that will transform teaching practices at all levels.
More than 700 educational sessions in a variety of formats covered a wide spectrum of the language profession, and over 250 exhibiting companies showcased the latest products and services for participants.
Guangwei shared teaching skills with participants and exchanged views on teaching a foreign language such as STEM in the Early Language Classroom, Character Learning and Literacy Development: How and Why, 50 Powerful Tricks to Engage Chinese Learners, Teaching 21st Century Career Skills in Basic Language Courses and Project-Based Learning to Bring the Community to Your Class.
Also, Weaving Chinese Language with Other Subject Areas Through Time and Space, The Image Makes a World of Difference, What does ‘A’ Really Mean? Reporting by Proficiency Instead of Grades, Embracing Cross-Cultural Competence Through School Partnerships and World Language Futures for Rural America.
Guangwei is more than just your average Chinese teacher. In addition to teaching a foreign language at Midlands STEM Institute, he also teaches Tai Chi and Ping-Pong for the Winnsboro community.
He has been to Nepal, Thailand, Zambia and America for teaching Chinese language and Chinese Culture. Aside from teaching, his interests include writing and traveling worldwide. He loves working with kids, teaching them what he knows and learning from them what he doesn’t know.