Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
The year 2014 has been a busy and very rewarding one.
In 2014, MERC Chinese School has reached the goal of digitalizing our classroom teaching. The technological tools are used in all levels, from Kindergarten through 8th grade. MERC teachers are utilizing various computer-based programs and web-based platforms to present their teaching content and interact with their students both in and outside of the classrooms.
In 2014, MERC has designed five training workshops, and three online training courses to promote the digital teaching skills for Chinese language teachers. Our online teaching has not only benefited the teachers in the broader Bay Area but also worldwide.
In 2014, MERC has spent a great deal of time and efforts in outreaching the community. MERC attended the annual Confucius Day Celebration, participated in the two-day Castro Valley Fall Festival, sponsored the Chinese Culture Day in the Castro Valley Library, and conducted the Beauty of Chinese Written Characters Workshop at Jensen Ranch Elementary School.
I wish to express my deep appreciation to Principal Wu, all of our dedicated teachers, and our outstanding PTA for making the above mentioned activities and events possible. Photos of all of the events have been posted on our school website by our dedicated webmaster and the photography team. Please take time to enjoy these wonderful pictures by our “tech experts”.
As we end 2014 with a thankful heart, together, we begin the new 2015 with the hope of new opportunities and accomplishments.
Have a happy and prosperous NEW YEAR!
Diana Kuo, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO