The Minnesota-China Teacher Exchange offers Minnesota teachers an opportunity to teach in China for either a semester or full academic school year. Minnesota licensed K-12 teachers with native or native-like English skills are eligible to apply. Teachers teach conversational English skills and share American culture at the Hangzhou Foreign Language School in Hangzhou, China. The teachers learn about Chinese culture and perspectives to share with their students and colleagues when they return.
Teachers from the Hangzhou International Foreign Language School participate in the teacher exchange program each year. The teachers teach Chinese language and culture in their host schools and, in turn, deepen their understanding of American culture and improve their language skills. White Bear Lake and Minnetonka Public schools are experienced participants in the Hangzhou teacher exchange program.
Gifted and Talented Youth Week
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed November 2-8, 2014, to be Gifted and Talented Youth Week in Minnesota. In addition to recognizing the unique potential of gifted and talented youth, seize the opportunity to laud the efforts of the parents, educators, counselors and psychologists with whom they work. Their sustained efforts, coupled with the organized advocacy of the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented (MCGT) and the Minnesota Educators of Gifted and Talented (MEGT), help make our state one in which gifted learners are honored and valued.