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Henny Chen

World Language Educator and Teacher Trainer

Summary

            Henny Chen has more than 14 years of experience in teaching Chinese literature in Taiwan and 14 years in the U.S. She holds a Master’s degree in educational technology as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese literature. She has been the Chinese language teacher at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, California since 2007 and started the Chinese program there, teaching four Chinese classes along with a digital graphics class for years. She became a full-load Chinese teacher, teaching five different Chinese classes after the 16-17 school year. She was selected to pilot her class to support personalized learning classroom design due to her experience, presentation papers and research publication in flipped classrooms, and blended, personalized learning.

            In addition to teaching at school, Henny Chen presents both nationally and internationally at conferences and workshops. She is a renowned trainer and consultant in instructional technology for teaching Chinese as a foreign language in the U.S. and abroad. Since 2008, she has been serving as the technology coordinator for UC Berkeley’s STARTALK program, which is a project funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. Over the next few years, she developed numerous consulting projects and participated in a variety of world language education leadership projects, such as the IMPACT STARTALK program at Stanford University and a teacher-student summer combination program at the University of Virginia. She shared her four-step flipped learning model to the program and later published her model in the STARTALK conference. As a co-trainer, she provided the essential training for 12 teachers who were selected from the nation in conducting and teaching Chinese online. She also monitored a 12-day online program that supported 36 students in 33 cities from 14 states. In the fall of 2016, she started an infrastructure program at UC Berkeley’s STARTALK to develop and provide an online credential enrichment program to teachers who plan to continue their study in becoming certified teachers.       

              Since 2009, Chen has designed and developed online training courses for Mandarin Chinese language teachers at different levels. More than 500 teachers from 47 countries have joined the online training courses. Starting from 2011, she has designed, presented, and facilitated more than 50 online webinars for K-16 Chinese language teachers around the world. Participants in 35 cities from the U.S, along with 22 other countries, joined the webinars and have advanced their teaching skills with her help.

              She was the co-founder of and currently serves as the consultant of the Chinese Language Digital Teaching Association. She also volunteers as the project manager of Huayu Digital Center at the Chinese Culture Center in Milpitas.  

              In late-2016, she started her ACTFL Oral proficiency training and receive her OPI tester certification in July 2017. She joined the WPT workshop in Oct. 2017 and will apply to become a WPT rater soon. Her expertise includes,  but is not limited to:  

  • the best pedagogical practices in Chinese teaching such as comprehensible input, checking for understanding, using target language in teaching and backward design
  • instructional technology in relation to standards-based curricula, instruction, and assessment
  • 21st century world language skills of collaboration, creativity, communication, and digital citizenship
  • interactive learning design
  • flipped, blended, and personalized learning models for second language learning
  • selection and incorporation of technology learning tools
  • challenges for classroom design and adaptation of effective online instruction
  • evaluation tools for the assessment of learning outcomes
  • strategies for effective online and face-to-face teaching

Work & Experience

Aug 2016Present

Adjunct Faculty (World Language/Mandarin)

Chabot College 
  • Teach and develop a curriculum for Chinese 1A Beginning Chinese (face-to face and Hybrid) and 1B Elementary Chinese (Hybrid)
Aug 2007Present

World Language Instructor (Mandarin)

Moreau Catholic High School
  • Teach and develop a curriculum for Chinese 1, Chinese2, Chinese 3, Chinese 4 and AP Chinese
  • Develop flipped, blended and personalized learning models for the Chinese program
  • Host high school program to study abroad in Taiwan/China
Feb 2018Present

Instructional Lead, Educational Technology Coordinator and Teacher Training Co-trainer

2018 Notre Dame de Namur University STARTALK program
  • Teach an online course: Technology using in Chinese classroom (07/16-07/27, 2018)
  • Facilitate and lead IPA method course (07/30-08/03, 2018)
  • Build the online training program and courses for teacher certification enrichment program (06/01-06/29, 2018)
  • Design and developed the online teachers training models 
  • Lead mentor teachers to develop and provide teacher training to teachers 
  • Supervise technology assistant for both online and on-site portions 
  • Collaborate with mentor teachers and delivered the online taring to participants  
Feb  2018Present

Program consultant and Teacher trainer

2018 University Southern California STARTALK program
  • Program consultation
  • Curriculum design consultation and teacher training
Feb 2018Present

Professional Development presentor

2018 University of North Texas STARTALK program
  • Provide an on-site teachers training in ACTFL Can-do statement and proficiency guideline
  • Lead Three communication mode activities planning
May 20082018

Educational Technology Coordinator and Teacher Training Co-trainer

2008-2017 UC Berkeley STARTALK program
  • Teach one online course: Technology use in a Chinese classroom (09/05-11/30, 2017)
  • Build the online training program and courses for the 2-year infrastructure program 
  • Design and developed the online teachers training models 
  • Provide an on-site teachers tech workshops
  • Supervise technology assistant for both online and on-site portions 
  • Collaborate with mentor teachers and delivered the online taring to participants  
Apr 2011Present

Manager (Volunteer)

Huayu Digital Center, Milpitas (Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office)
  • Design, implement and facilitate onsite workshops and web conferences on curriculum trends.
  • Develop professional development workshops for Chinese teachers
  • Present in workshops for Chinese teachers
  • Lead educational technology teams to weekend Chinese schools to promote the effective teaching  
  • Research and promotion
  • Protocol online training model
  • Provide leadership of technology integration for Chinese teaching and learning  
Apr 2014July 2017

Co-Trainer and Educational Technology Coordinator

2014, 2015 , 2016 and 2017 University of Virginia STARTALK program
  • Co-trained Chinese teachers to develop online teaching strategies
  • Design and developed the flipped and blended model in students program 
  • Create and tested the program website and online tools to ensure their efficacy and efficiency in alignment with the curriculum of the student program
  • Conduct a 1 day workshop for teacher trainees and work with two leading teachers in the teacher program
  • Provide onsite training and tech support to ensure effective learning for teachers and students. 
Aug 2008May 2016

Technology and Media Art Instructor

Moreau Catholic High School
  • Taught and developed a curriculum for the Graphic Design course
  • Taught Adobe Firework, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop
  • Taught and developed a curriculum in web design and HTML coding 
Jul 2015Jul 2015

Educational Technology Instructor

2015 University of Toledo STARTALK program
  • Conducted a five-day workshop for teacher trainees
  • Topics include principles of integrating technology into design and to strengthen standard-based curricula, instructions, assessments, selection of learning tools, design, and conducting the blended learning, the implementation of best pedagogical practices, challenges related to the classroom design and adaptation of effective online instruction, constructing evaluation tools to assess students earning outcome, and strategies for effective online teaching.  
Nov 2010Nov 2014

Web administrator and Adjunct Board Member (Volunteer)

Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools
  • Developed and provided online professional development courses for Chinese teachers around the world
  • Built up and maintained the website for K-12 Chinese teachers in the U.S.
Mar 2010Mar 2012

The founder and the President

Chinese Language Digital Teaching Association r and the President
  • Initialized the association to serve Chinese teachers around the Bay Area
  • Volunteered to train Chinese teachers in teaching Chinese language and culture via technology
  • Collaborated with local organizations and schools for ad-vocative Chinese learning  

Recent Projects in Teachers Training

April 2018

AAPPL  Rater

American Council of Teaching Foreign Language

Completed  ACTFL's Online AAPPL Norming Rater Program on 11/12/2018

Became LTI Tester Rater on 04/12/2018

Completed ACTFL's AAPPL training 

Sept 2017

Written Proficiency Test Rater (in progress)

American Council of Teaching Foreign Language
  • 2-day WPT workshop (Sept. 2017)
Sept 2016

Tester Certification : Oral Proficiency Interview Tester

American Council of Teaching Foreign Language
  • 4-day OPI workshop (Sept.2016)
  • Pass Personal OPI and Rating activities (Oct. 2016)
  • Pass Guided Interviews (Dec. 2016)
  • Independent Interviews and Certification Interview (Feb. 2017)
  • Received Certification (July 2017)
Aug 2016

Google Certified Educator Level I

by Google  for Education
Jan-Dec2018

Teachers Training workshop

( Served as a coach /Trainer)
  • Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky  (Nov 10 and 11)
  • Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky  (Oct  26 and 27)
  • Confucius Institute at the San Francisco State University (June 14)
  • STARTALK @ NDNU Teacher Training (June 10)
  • Online Webinar for NCACLS (June 03)
  • STARTALK @ USC Teacher Training (May 04)
  • Confucius Institute at the University of Utah (March 03) 
Jan-Dec2017

Teachers Training workshop

( Served as a coach /Trainer)
  • STARTALK @ University of Virginia Teacher online and onsite training
  • Huayu Digital Center: Chinese assessment discussion and development
  • STARTALK @ UC Berkeley teacher online training
  • School district Teachers Training
  • OCAC Chinese teachers blended learning advanced level online course
Jan Dec 2016

Teachers Training workshop

( Served as a coach /Trainer)
  • The Second Online Chinese Teaching Forum & Workshop @ Michigan State University
  • STARTALK @ University of Virginia Teacher onsite training
  • Huayu Digital Center: Chinese assessment discussion and development
  • San Francisco State University: teaching Summer Institute on Chinese Language
  • STARTALK @ UC Berkeley: teacher online training
  • Huayu Digital Center: AP Chinese materials development
  • Huayu Digital Center: Reading and writing materials development
  • STARTALK @ Fresno school district: Integrating technology into teaching
  • Huayu Digital Center: Conversational materials development
  • Community College of Denver: Flipped and blended teaching
  • Chinese Education Service (online webinar):  Blended learning
Jan Dec 2015

Teachers Training workshops 

( Served as a coach /Trainer)
  • Huayu Digital Center: Using interactive platforms in your blended classroom
  • OCAC Chinese teachers: Blended learning advanced level online course
  • CLTA_VA Chinese teachers Association: Flipped classroom 
  • Huayu Digital Center: Web-based teaching and learning
  • MLCC: Google classroom
  • Huayu Digital Center : online platform training 
  • Huayu Digital Center: IPA and three modes in Chinese teaching
  • Huayu Digital Center: Interactive tools and back channel using 
  • ANCCS:  The essential "6H" in the assignments design
  • STARTALK @ UVAL Teachers and Students program
  • STARTALK @ Berkeley: Teachers program
  • STARTALK @ Fresno: Teachers program in classroom activities for learning Chinese
  • MLCC: Reading strategies and how to design the preview section for students  
JanDec 2014

Teachers Training workshop

( Served as a coach /Trainer)
  • SCCCS: How to start to flip your classroom 
  • MLCC:  Future Learning 
  • OCAC Chinese teachers: blended learning advanced level online course
  • OCAC Chinese teachers: beginning level online course
  • CLERC: The five essential tools in Chinese classroom
  • CLTA_Dallas teachers training
  • Weekend Chinese schools training 
  • Huayu Digital Center: BYOD and cloud tools
  • STARTALK @ UVA Teachers and Students program
  • STARTALK @ Berkeley Teachers program
  • OCAC; advanced level workshops for Chinese teachers
  • Huayu Digital Center: Critical Thinking in Chinese reading and writing skills
  • Huayu Digital Center: Backward design, flipped, and ****IPA

Conference Presentations and Publication

  • 11/16/2018   5 Effective Strategies and Activities for Raising Confident Readers; The

                              Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching                                                        of Foreign Languages in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 11/16/2018   Enriching language teacher licensing programs: A STARTALK online approach; The

                              Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching                                                        of Foreign Languages in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 11/10/2018
  • 10/27/2018
  • 10/19/2018
  • 02/23/2018   An immersive flipped classroom for learning Mandarin Chinese: Design, implementation, and                                              outcomes. Computer Assisted Language Learning Journal (online version) 
  • 11/18/2017   Preparing FL Teachers to teach online: research, practice, recommendations; The

                              Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching                                                        of Foreign Languages in Nashville, TN

  • 11/18/2017   10 Classroom Activities: Oral Proficiency in Action; The Annual Convention and World Languages Expo                            of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Nashville, TN
  • 11/03/2017  A National Demonstration Model for All STARTALK Languages; STARTALK post-                                                                 conference,  Portland,  WA 
  • 04/06/2017 Chinese Teacher Certification Enrichment Program: An Online National Model for the 21st Century; The                           2017 National Chinese Language Conference, Houston, TX.
  • 11/19/2016   Step by Step: From Flipped, Blended to Personalized Learning for Students ; The Annual 

                              Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign                                                  Languages, , Boston,  MA. 

  • 11/12/2016   Best Practices in Online Teaching Strategies; The 2nd Online Chinese Teaching Forum & workshop,                                    Michigan State University  
  • 10/15/2016   The Berkeley-Startalk Teacher Certification Enrichment Program  ; STARTALK Fall  conference,                                 Atlanta, GA

                                  of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching Volume 7 Number 1, June 2016

                                   Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages,  ,San Diego, CA.

                                  Internet Chinese Education, Boston, MA.  

                                  Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign

                                  Languages,  ,San Antonio , TX

                                  World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, San Antonio ,

                                   TX

                                  the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages,  ,San Antonio , TX.

                                  Language Teaching , Tufts University, Boston, MA

                                 Language Teaching    Volume 5 Number 1, June 2014

                                  Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign

                                  Languages, Orlando,  FL

                                  Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ,Orlando, FL

                                Classroom ; The Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the

                                 Teaching of  Foreign Languages, Philadelphia, PA

                                  and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages,  Denver,

                                  Colorado

                         International  Conference on Internet Chinese Education, Taipei, Taiwan   

                                Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages,

                                Boston, MA

  • 11/17/2009   Using Technology/Multimedia to Enhance Chinese Language Learning;   The Annual Convention and

                                  World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages,  ,San Diego, CA.

  • 06/20/2009   Using Web 2.0 tools in High School ; The 6th International Conference on Internet Chinese Education,                                Taipei, Taiwan   
  • 03/15/2009    Chinese American International School conference, San Francisco, CA 

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Education

CA Teacher Subject Teaching Credential

Authorized Subjects: Foreign Language: Mandarin
20072012

Stanford University

Continuing Studies Program

BAFLP : Methodology for Teaching Chinese Language and Culture

BAFLP : Framework-Alined Instruction for Teachers of Mandarin

BAFLP : Leadership Professional Development Program for Teachers of Mandarin

BAFLP : Leadership Development for World Language Teachers II

BAFLP : Standards-Aligned Assessment & Evaluation

Sep 2000Jan 2003

M.A. in Educational Communication and Technology

National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan
Thesis :The planning study of combining knowledge management with teaching organization- A Case of Chinese Literature teachers in Senior High School
Sep 1992Jun 1993

Teacher Credentials

National Kao Hsing Normal University, Kao Hsing , Taiwan
Sep 1987Jun 1991

B.A. in Chinese Literature

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Special Recognition

  • 2014 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award

      Recognition by The Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools

  • 2013 Moreau Educator Award

      Recognition by CLASS 2013 and Moreau Catholic High School

  • 2013-2016  Coordinator 

      Recognition by Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission, Taiwan 

Skills

  • Collaborate with master teachers and staff to design, develop, and support high-quality online, hybrid and on-campus courses.
  • Assist faculty members in creating course goals and measurable learning objectives.
  • Implement instructional concepts to build digital materials that promote active learning.
  • Assist faculty in developing assessment measures to evaluate the instructional effectiveness of design approaches.
  • Review existing online courses to identify and suggest design revisions to promote active learning.
  • Support faculty with the integration of learning technologies in their instruction, and deliver faculty development workshops.
  • Provide consultations to faculty members on course design and course revisions.
  • Proficiency in applying instructional design theory, models, and best practices.
  • Proficiency and experience in educational standard tools such as authoring tools, digital, graphics media, audio, animation and video production tools as well as LMS  to create courses.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of learning materials.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.