EF Offers Education in China Tour – Deadline to Register Has Been Extended to Feb. 29, 2012!

EF Professional Development Tours are a unique way to earn professional development hours and allow you to learn about educational practices in other countries with colleagues from your school and schools around the world. EF’s Education in China tour features educational visits and activities that allow you to compare different approaches to teaching and learning. In addition to the tour, they offer a pre- and post-tour online course which provides content about China and helps teachers and administrators find rewarding and innovative ways to bring global perspective back to their classrooms and communities.   

The trip has been opened to include all educators (teachers, administrators, central office staff).   This is the perfect opportunity to take a team from your district of teachers and administrators.

NASSP President Ken Griffith will be attending the trip with this cohort

Itinerary – The trip itself is 10 days: 3 days in Beijing, 2 days in Xi’an and 3 days in Shanghai. The tour dates are 7/16/2012 – 7/25/2012. Click on the link below for the detailed itinerary or visit the EF web site at http://www.eftours.com/. The pricing for departure includes departing from Philadelphia.   If you would like to depart from Pittsburgh, Baltimore, NY/NJ or any other airport, EF can accommodate this with price adjustments.   

All accommodations and materials, including a private bus and tour director — who will serve as a guide, organizer and translator — are included in the cost. Please Note: You only need to pay a $95.00 deposit to reserve your spot and then pay monthly up to the tour. EF can develop a payment plan for you, if needed.   

Enroll at www.eftours.com/1145583 or call Andrew Hagopian at (800) 872-8439, ext. 3141. Use tour number: 114 5583.   

Click here for the revised pricing flyer.

To view informational video, click on this link: Professional Development in China — Continuing Education for Educators (best viewed full screen with sound).

Dr. William Ziegler, treasurer for PA Principals Association Board of Directors, is the “group leader” for this trip. He is available to assist you with registering for the trip or for further details. He may be contacted at: (610) 326-8243, ext. 2051, or wziegler@pgsd.org. The deadline to register has been extended until Wednesday, February 29, 2012.