校長的信 Principal's Newsletter

posted Oct 20, 2013, 5:57 PM by WebMaster Gcs

親愛的蓋城家庭成員們,大家好!

非常謝謝上星期天所有來參加野餐的家庭,老師 和董事們,  即使陰雨綿綿, 我們還是有一個圓滿成功的野餐。 首先要謝謝的是董事長王裕勝一家人早在上午10時30分就已抵達公園,以確保場地開放和準備,康樂董事郭允文大部分時間站在火爐旁邊幫大家燒烤美味的食物,和文書董事蘇立群不停的攝影,為大會留下珍貴的照片記錄。更感謝許多家庭帶來美味的佳餚分享給大家。還有謝謝吳維世幫我們寫了一件文稿刊登在報上. http://washingtonchinesenews.net/images/file/paper/2013/WCN1019B08.pdf 藉這封信我要向每一位參與的蓋城人表達謝意。

我在野餐時報導了一個好消息,我們中國食品義賣賣出2000元以上,這意味著我們的學校將獲得接近500美元!這是團結就是力量最好的例子! 我想特別感謝我們的財神爺游昭松幫忙收錢,處理採購訂單,並為每個家庭訂購的產品,有條理的包裝並送出。也謝謝家長們對學校的支持.

在這封信中,我想和各位報告我們蓋城如何成為僑委會指定的多媒體和數位化學習中心。由於篇幅有限,我無法告訴大家所有的細節,但希望可以給您一窺這數年來我們的努力, 成果和未來的走向。

多媒體和數位化的學習在教育界早已是趨勢. 僑委會在2011年時在大華府區尋找僑校有能力並願意用多媒體和數位化促進傳統的中國語言和文化學習。由於王張瑜老師和前校長邢文森的努力, 蓋城被核准也指定為華語文數位學習中心. 自從被指定為學習中心之後,在短短的數年間,我們陸陸續續舉辦了許多推展中國語文和文化學習數位教學的校內和校際的活動,例如全球數位教學師資培訓課程,文化數位導覽網頁設計,中文電腦漢語拚音教學,彩繪葫蘆校內競賽,彩繪燈籠, 和中文歌曲卡拉 OK 比賽等等。我們學校的老師都有接受培訓,有些老師使用電子功課頁與家長分享信息。有一些教師使用多媒體 (例如網路的影片或音樂),幫助學生提高他們學習中文的興趣。更有一些教師利用網站和學生溝通教學進度, 作業和中文學習資源。我在家長會曾報導,我們今年的數位化的目標是希望學生們能夠學習錄音他們的閱讀成為一個聲音檔,並提交給他們的老師。

我上面介紹的只是一個簡短的總結這些年蓋城在多媒體和數位化的成果. 在這些成果的背後有許多人的努力。我想最重要的目標是希望提供一個學習環境,讓我們的孩子可以感受到學習中國的語言和文化的樂趣 在學習中文的路上可以走更遠的路.
希望藉著這封信, 各位家長們對學校的數位化學習有進一步的了解. 如果您對我們的多媒體和數位化的學習有任何問題或意見請隨時與我聯繫.
祝闔家平安
蔡慧玲
 
Dear GCS family members,
Thank you to those of you who came to the picnic last Sunday .  We had a great turnout even though it was a rainy day.   I am especially grateful to those of you who helped to make this event so successful.   I’d like to thank Chairman James and his family for arriving at 10:30am to make sure the site open and ready, Recreation Leader Thomas for standing next to the stove most of the time and grilling the delicious food, and Joseph Su for taking pictures that preserve this special event.  Thanks to families who brought delicious food  to share as a big family.  Also, thanks to Wells Wu who wrote a nice article about this picnic which was published in Chinese newspaper http://washingtonchinesenews.net/images/file/paper/2013/WCN1019B08.pdf.  This was definitely a successful picnic.   I just want to express how thankful I am for everyone’s effort.

As I reported during the picnic, our Chinese food fundraising sold more than $2000, meaning that our school will receive close to 500 dollars!  It was great teamwork that we raised so many funds for our school.  I’d like to specially thank our Treasurer Chao Sung Yu who helped collect the money, process purchase orders, and organize the packages for each family. 
In this letter, I would like to tell you the story of how GCS became the designated multimedia and digitalized learning center in the Washingtonian metropolitan area. Due to the length of this letter, I may not go in the full details of the story but I can still give you a glimpse how this impacts us.

The multimedia and digitalized learning has been going for years.  Back in 2011, the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) of ROC was looking for a Chinese school  that would be able and willing to promote multimedia and digitalized learning in the traditional Chinese language and culture.  Thanks to Dr. ChangYu Wang and former Principal Vincent’s efforts, GCS got selected.  Ever since we were designated as the learning center, we have held several multimedia Chinese learning activities  that  involve all Washington Metropolitan Chinese Schools.  For example, we have held Lantern painting, Gourd painting, Chinese song karaoke contest,  Chinese cultural presentations and global digitalized training for Chinese teachers.  The teachers in our school have been trained to use an electronic homework  page to share information with parents. Also, some teachers have used multimedia to help students enhance their Chinese learning.  Some teachers have created websites to communicate teaching material, homework and resources with students.   As I reported in the Parents’ meeting, our digitalized goal of this year is for students to record their reading as a voice file and submit to their teacher as homework.  For students in elementary school, we may need parents’ help to do the recording homework.

What I described above is just a brief summary of what we have accomplished, and needless to say there were a lot of efforts involved.  We want to provide a learning environment where our children will enjoy learning Chinese language and culture that will accompany them for the rest of their life.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments regarding our multimedia and digitalized learning.

Best regards,

Hueling Evans
Principal

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