Degrees and Certifications:
Nihao! Welcome to my webpage. I was born and raised in Taiwan and came to the U.S. in late 1980s. I began teaching Chinese at a Saturday school in 1990. I obtained a Master of Education degree in Second Language and Cultural Education from the University of Minnesota.
Highland Park Senior High School is an IB/MYP school. We offer six levels of Chinese at Highland Park. Levels I and II are MYP classes, while levels III-VI are DP classes. This year we offer two Chinese Immersion language arts classes, Immersion 9 and 10. I also offer two College in the Schools courses from the University of Minnesota to higher level Chinese students, CHN1011 and CHN1012. I have enjoyed my time at Highland Park. It is an honor to be able to invest my life towards my students' and watch them grow intellectually and academically.
In the spring of 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 I took my students to China and we visited Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Guangxi. We enjoyed our trips very much and look forward to our next trip in 2019.
Miao Laoshi’s schedule for the 2017-2018 school year:
Period 1: PLC
Period 2: Chinese 5/6 IB/CIS
Period 3: Chinese 4 IB/CIS
Period 4: Chinese Immersion 9
Period 5: Chinese Immersion 10
Period 6: Prep
Period 7: Immersion Curriculum Development