Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China

 
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $85,167 from an original funding goal of $85,000!
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 4 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 8 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 17 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Home Sweet Home - A Camp for Rural Children
    By - Diane Geng - Co-Founder & Executive Director
    Our Rural Education Innovators in China are not only good teachers to village children -- they are also ambassadors for RCEF's style of student-centered, community-based education to others. As part of their work, they document their lessons in writing and photos and share step-by-step accounts of what they did, for others...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 24 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 12 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 11 donations
    • 10 months ago
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Spreading Seeds for Innovative Teaching in Rural China
    By - Diane Geng - Co-Founder & Executive Director
    Last month, RCEF was invited to present our work to the fellows of Teach for China, an organization that recruits college graduates to teach for two years in under-resourced Chinese schools. Teach for China wanted RCEF to share how we work with local village teachers and the kind of innovative teaching...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 35 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has made updates to their project page.
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 535 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Opening Doors to Village Culture
    By - Diane Geng - Co-founder and Executive Director
    Most children in rural China have little chance to leave the school grounds or study subjects outside their textbooks. In response, RCEF Rural Education Innovator Teacher Sun Huimiao is a trailblazer in developing place-based education that helps students to apply their skills and develop their knowledge in the real world....
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Reading Class in Rural China
    By - Diane Geng - Co-founder & Executive Director
    RCEF provides free, enriching education to children in rural China. We support rural elementary school teachers as they implement innovative teaching methods in Chinese villages. One of our partner teachers, Ms. Wang Yanzhen, teaches engaging Reading Classes to students at Xiaochao Elementary School. Her students have read...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    The Story of Yiling
    By - Diane Geng - Co-Founder & Executive Director
    Yiling just finished fourth grade at Xiaochao Primary School in rural Shanxi Province. She has been a student in RCEF Teacher Wang's Reading Class for two years, and shows the kind of positive change that RCEF teachers and Reading Classes can promote for rural children in China. To see Yiling now, one is struck by her...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Searching for Spring
    By - Diane Geng - Co-founder & Executive Director
    The peach blossoms are out in Houjia Village, where RCEF Teacher Ms. Sun Huimiao works. Last week, she designed a special outing for children and parents to provide a chance for bonding and learning in nature. Ms. Sun's goal was to show rural parents in her community how to cultivate a sense of beauty, observation and...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 187 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    New Village Education Center
    By - Diane Geng - Co-founder & Executive Director
    The vast majority of children in China grow up in the countryside. How this next generation of citizens in the largest country on earth are educated shapes the future of our world. Thank you for caring about them and supporting the development of rural teachers for them. One of the RCEF rural teachers supported by our...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    New School Year Underway
    By - Diane Geng - Co-founder & Executive Director
    We are one month into the new school year in China. Four RCEF teachers are situated in Yongji County, Shanxi Province bringing a unique style of Reading Classes to rural children in second, third, and fourth grades. Reading Class is a new course in China that aims to increase children's interest in reading and breadth of...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Summer Camp in Yunnan Province
    By - Diane Geng - Executive Director
    “Smoking is bad for you.” Children in China are taught this in school. But what if your local economy if based on tobacco? That’s the reality in Yuxi City, Yunnan Province where our program’s Rural Teaching Fellow, Ms. Huimiao Sun, is currently leading a summer camp for children to explore this very...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Village Teacher Goes Back to School
    By - Diane Geng - Executive Director
    The Rural China Education Foundation is piloting a professional development fellowship for rural educators in China. Our first fellow is Sun Huimiao, former elementary school founder, principal and teacher. Ms. Sun is a 40-year-old native of Houjia Village, Shanxi Province. She only graduated from high school but with her...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 185 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Shining Example at Rural Education Conference
    By - Diane Geng - Executive Director
    Over the past several months, RCEF has been busy promoting service learning teaching methodology amongst teachers and NGOs that work with rural children. Service learning is an educational approach that cultivates civic responsibility by integrating academic learning and personal growth with meaningful service to the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Left-Behind Children and Elderly
    By - Diane Geng - Executive Director
    Migration from rural to urban areas is a common phenomenon in China. However, when rural adults migrate to cities to work, they often leave behind young children and elderly parents. China Daily estimates there are 20 million “left-behind children” and 20 million “left-behind elderly” in...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Summer Camps give Rural Teachers Hands-On Practice
    By - Diane Geng - Executive Director
    This summer, RCEF supported summer camps for rural teachers and children in Shanxi Province. The participating teachers came from rural schools in Shanxi, Sichuan, Anhui, Yunnan, and Gansu Provinces. The goal was to expose them to RCEF's educational philosophy and teaching methods, which the teachers found fresh and...
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    Update from Shanxi Province
    By - Diane Geng - Executive Director
    The spring semester is going smoothly at Xiaochao Primary School and Dong Wu Xing Primary School! Teachers have noticed that after one semester of our program’s reading classes, students have grown to love reading and reading class. Our program partner schools and parents have always supported children to read more...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    New Curriculum Combines Reading & Service Learning
    By - Diane Geng - Executive Director
    The new spring semester began on February 18 and with it a set of innovative lesson plans that combine reading and service to guide students in learning about issues in their own community. Lesson themes include “Changes in Our Village over the Past 30 Years,” “Conflict Resolution at School”, and...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Happy Chinese New Year from Rural China!
    By - Diane Geng - Executive Director
    February 3 marks the beginning of the new Lunar New Year in China! We've prepared an Annual Report to share RCEF's accomplishments from last year. In it, you can read characteristic examples of our student-centered, community-based education. Thank you for your interest in our innovative curriculum and teacher training...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 105 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Our Village's Revolutionary Roots
    By - Zhao Junfang - Program Director
    Dong Wu Xing Primary School is one of our partner schools. Located in Shanxi Province about 10 kilometers from the nearest city, it has about 130 students who come from three surrounding villages. The school buildings are among the most dilapidated in the county. There is no playing field. Originally, this school was slated...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Sharing and Growth: Qikou Rural Reading Conference
    By - Zheng Kai - Program Manager
    During the summer vacation, three RCEF curriculum developers and I went to Shanxi Qikou to attend a conference on rural reading education put on by Beijing Brooks NGO and the organization “Awaiting Spring”. Beijing Brooks NGO had set up local libraries in Qikou for several rural primary schools. The purpose of...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    U.S. and Chinese Teachers Share Teaching Methods
    By - Hu Laxian - Curriculum and Teaching Specialist
    This summer, eight American teachers from Windrush School in El Cerrito, California traveled to RCEF's program site, Xiaochao Primary School. The summer vacation had just begun in China but around 30 local teachers returned to school to dialogue with the American educators about reading and service learning. In China,...
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    School Profile: Xiaochao Primary School
    By - Diane Geng - Co-Executive Director
    This school year, RCEF began working with a second rural primary school in Yongji, Shanxi Province. Xiaochao Primary School is a public school that serves around 153 students in six grades. Many of them are "left behind children" whose parents have migrated to cities to work. Most of Xiaochao's teachers live in the...
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    Winter Teachers Conference
    By - Diane Geng - Co-Executive Director
    The school yard of Guan Ai Primary School, RCEF’s main program site, is lined with tall Chinese parasol trees. Shortly after the Chinese New Year, rural teachers from six schools in three provinces gathered at wooden picnic tables underneath their branches for a three-day conference. Though the focus was on RCEF’s...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 68 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Annual Report Available
    By - Diane Geng - Co-Executive Director
    We are pleased to present RCEF's Annual Report 2008-2009. RCEF's program in grassroots "bottom up" education reform has been - and still is - a continuous learning experience for all of us. This is a report about the teaching reforms we've made through intensive collaboration with rural teachers and students in a typical...
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    Stories from Reading Time
    By - Chuanmei Sun - Program Manager
    RCEF is experimenting with different methods of promoting free reading at our main program site, Guan Ai Primary School. In December, students visited each other's classes to talk about what they'd been reading, adults and students read together at designated times every day, and the student librarians kept the school...
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    New School Year Starts in Rural China
    By - Diane Geng - Co-Executive Director
    Thank you for your support of the Rural China Education Foundation (RCEF). We greatly appreciate your interest in helping to promote quality education in rural China! The new school year began at our program site, Guan Ai Primary School, on August 20. You can read on our blog about how RCEF Teaching Coaches helped Guan Ai...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Creative Testing at Guan Ai School
    By - Diane Geng - Co-Executive Director
    Thank you for your support of quality education for rural children in China! As the school year comes to an end here at our headquarters school in rural China, we are busy preparing for final exams. Below is an update on how we're trying to test children's skills beyond the textbook. We would love to hear your feedback and...
    • 6 years ago
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    Innovations at Guan Ai Primary School
    By - Diane Geng - Co-Executive Director
    Guan Ai Primary School is the headquarters for our program and acts as a laboratory for high quality rural education. The program is run by program staff called "Teaching Coaches" who have professional experience in teaching. They are based full-time, year-round at the school working to support the local teachers. At...
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 41 donations
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Summer Camps Enrich Children's Lives
    By - Diane Geng - President & Co-Executive Director
    Just a few days ago, RCEF concluded our fourth Summer Volunteer Program. Every July since 2005, volunteers from China and abroad have come to rural villages to put on enriching camps for local children. This year, three camps took place in Yongji, Shanxi Province, RCEF’s main site in rural China. Volunteers from 5...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China posted a progress report
    Update from rural China & Result of the 2008 GES-GlobalGiving Competition!
    By - Diane Geng - Co-Executive Director
    I am pleased to announce that RCEF was one of the two winners of the 2008 GES-GlobalGiving competition! We raised US$8,275 from 116 donors. Additionally, as one of the two winners, we will also receive US$3,500 of prize money. Our original goal was to raise US$4,000 through 100 donors. After we achieved that target,...
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      lschilling It's always exhilarating to see the money you give translate into tangible benefit. One suggestion- when you mention a new area can you provide a map?
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  • Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China has received 124 donations
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Diane Geng

Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director
Rochester, New York United States

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