What are you up to this weekend? Lao shi men, hopefully you will be attending the Chinese Educators Conference 2009 in San Francisco, CA! I want to invite you to come to a professional development session on Saturday 3/14 from 3:00 - 3:50pm: Developing an Engaging Chinese Curriculum with Inquiry-Based, Story-Centered Pedagogy Presented by Ms. Li-Hsiang Yu Shen With over 30 years of experience in education and language teaching, Ms. Shen is a leading global educator and distinguished expert in Chinese language and culture with a principal focus on early childhood education. The presentation will emphasize the importance of making language acquisition relevant and meaningful through an Inquiry-Based and Story-Centered Pedagogy, and participants will take away lesson planning strategies built upon UbD. Come join us and share your questions, expertise and teaching strategies! While you are at the conference, stop by the Better Chinese booth to pick up free give-aways, sign-up for online seminars, and get rare conference discounts on new products. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday and Sunday!