NLI 2017 Suzhou, China
The 2017 New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute was held in Suzhou China with 73 teachers from 17 countries around the world. The week-long institute brought the Suzhou North American High School (SNA) teachers together to unpack the school’s curriculum, learn about Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global, and design lesson plans for a school-wide reading of “A Long Walk to Water.” Suzhou North America (SNA) High School in Suzhou, China, opened last year with 300 students. Now, entering its second year, SNA has about 600 students in grades seventh through 12th. Our vision for SNA is that it will be a state-of-the-art high school that embraces the best of Chinese and American education. The Chinese students who attend the school are interested in applying for institutions of higher education in American. The curriculum, in part, will help the student acclimate students for academic and social life in college. SNA is a partner school with Wake Stem Early College High School and the two schools have been in collaborations with PBI-Global and an International Club--all to promote cross-cultural understanding and competence for NC and Chinese students.