On the afternoon of May.12th, teacher representatives from all public schools, private schools and international schools in Xinwu District met together at Boston International school for an opening of a series of communication activities from Xinwu International Education Community. Ms. Zou Ping, the Deputy Secretary of Xinwu Party Working Committee in Education, the member of the Party Committee and Deputy Director of Xinwu Education Bureau; and Mr. Gu Wanchun, the member of the Party Committee of Xinwu Education Bureau and Director of Xinwu Teacher Development Center attended the event. BIS Executive President Ms. Sue Su, Academic Principal Mr. Brian Rotunno and other representatives from Senior Executive Team gave a warm welcome to the visitors and accompanied.
This event is the first session, entitled ‘A Visit to Boston International School, A Commitment to Xinwu Education Cultural Exchange’. Ms. Zou Ping gave an opening speech rich in meaning and good wishes. She stressed Xinwu Education Community is built as a shared development platform among all schools in Xinwu district. We will work together for a fair, high-quality education for each child. It is the roots of new era in Xinwu Education, which is open and energetic, diverse and of a high quality to be satisfying to the people. ‘International Education Shared Community’ is part of this platform and is the feature of Xinwu Education. We will enhance the communication between local and international schools and share our advanced educational concepts and resources to promote the international development of regional education.
Walk into Classes
After that, all visitors were invited to visit the Gymnasium and observe 2 PE lessons from BIS PE teachers and local teachers showed difference of PE concept between local and international curriculum system and the difference between Chinese and Western culture, however, it also showed the common purpose of PE education in terms of strengthening the bodies, keeping positive, encouraging the creativity, and improving understanding and acceptance of multi-culture. After the PE lessons, Dr. Huang Shusheng from Wuxi Educational Research Center, who was an academic visitor to UK, shared a lecture about Teacher’s Professional Reading in an International Perspective. The lecture gave an access to all the teachers to develop their global competency.
At the end, Mr. Gu Wanchun congratulated the success of this first session and expressed his appreciation to Boston International School for hosting the event and giving a very good start of the following series communication activities. He stressed that the international development of education is not branched but is the trend of global development in education. Next, we will continue to develop this platform for curriculum integration, encouraging communication between students, teachers and schools and promoting mutual understanding and cultural exchange. Through this platform, we can realize the practical effect of this International Education Shared Community, enhance the real integration among multiple cultures and give access to a meaningful communication for education with diversity. The platform will open a new era of Xinwu high-quality education development.
It is honored for Boston International school to host this important annual event from Xinwu International Education Community. We are grateful to the trust from Xinwu Eduction Bureau and to all the schools who joined in the first sessions. We are willing to work together with all regional education colleagues through this Shared platform to support the continuous international development of Xinwu Education.