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Hello! Welcome to my webpage. I am Miao Laoshi, this is the thirteenth year of my teaching Chinese at Highland Park Senior High School. The Chinese course has a history of more than 30 years in Highland Senior.
I was born and raised in Taiwan and came to the U.S. in the late 1980s. I began teaching Chinese at a Saturday school in 1990 and obtained a Master of Education degree in Second Language and Cultural Education from the University of Minnesota in 1992.
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. We started our Chinese immersion program four years ago. This year we offer four Chinese Immersion language arts classes, Chinese Immersion 9, Chinese Immersion 10, Chinese Immersion 11, and Chinese Immersion 12. This year I also offer four College in the Schools courses from the University of Minnesota to higher-level Chinese students, CHN1011, CHN1012, CHN 3021, and CHN3022. 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 socially, intellectually and academically.
In the spring of 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019 I took my students to China and we visited Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guangxi, and Nanjing. We enjoyed our trips very much and look forward to our next trip soon.
Miao Laoshi’s schedule for the 2019-2020 school year:
(Click on the courses to see the syllabi)
Period 2: PLC
Period 3: Chinese 3 IB
Period 4: Prep
Period 5: Chinese Immersion 11 IB/CIS
Period 6: Chinese Immersion 12 IB/CIS (Rm 2303)
Period 7: Chinese 3 IB