2018-2019学年简报

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时光流逝,满载着孩子们的收获和积累,我们一起走到了学年末!启明周日中文学校(ECS)、启明课后学校(EES)、启明双语幼儿园(EPS),感谢家长们的信任!在这里我们陪伴孩子们成长,在这里我们一起分享孩子们成长的欢乐和精彩!

启明注重孩子的全面发展, 以玩寓于学Playbase的幼儿教育,K 至SAT&AP的中文教育课程,课后学校中文和数学的拓展,还有多种多样的兴趣课程以及丰富多彩的启明夏令营、春令营和4月快乐假日营,启明致力于创造多元平台,成就孩子们多方位的成长之旅。

在中文教学上,根据多年积累的教育经验,启明学前教材研发组编辑出版的学前班教材《童趣中文》,以精心挑选的对话故事,针对已学的生字,配合有趣精致的图片,激发了小朋友的成就感和学习中文的兴趣。一二年级的作业经过反复改进,作业和课文之间衔接更加紧密,有效帮助低年级学生打好扎扎实实的基本功。我们把课堂互动作为重点,不断摸索,寻求提高学生中文学习兴趣的行之有效的方法。启明的学生在历年的SAT及AP中文考试中取得了非常优异的成绩。Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 的认证,中文课程的学分转换让很多高中生有了更多的选择和自信。启明致力于华文教育,弘扬中华优秀文化的不懈努力,也得到国务院侨办的肯定,2017年被评定为海外华文教育示范学校。

周日除了中文课程,开设有奥数、 AMC、辩论班、乒乓球、书法、古筝等兴趣课程。 奥数小学和中学(Enlighten E和Enlighten M),两队今年总共有九位学生获得Gold Pin award (top 2%),大部分学生获得了Felt Patch award (top 50%) 的好成绩。我们有一位学生为Lenchner Medallion winner ,有两位学生是first-place winner (Trophy winner) 。

启明课后学校(EES)自2012 年建立以来,用心提高教育质量和管理水平,成绩显著,得到了家长们的信任和支持。我们加强了中文拓展阅读,目前二年级到五年级都配备了同步阅读。通过四年来的努力,课后班数学教育已经建立和完善一到四年级的基础教学课程,并取得了显著的成效。另外,我们提供绘画、舞蹈、国际象棋、围棋、科技制作、英文演讲、功夫、足球、篮球等兴趣课程的选择,让孩子们多方面发展潜能。

“人生百年,立于幼学”。启明双语幼儿园2017年12月开园,幼儿园以自然探索理念为出发点,以孩子为主体,从孩子的兴趣出发开发室内外各项课程。每一位孩子的到来,是老师们充满爱心的细心照料和陪伴引导。在这里,有对幼儿教育充满激情的专业幼教团队,有巨大的室外活动场地, 有STEAM 教育理念-集Science、Technology、Engineering、Arts、Mathematics一体的综合教育潜移默化。在这里,孩子们享有充分的身心自由,享有真真切切的快乐童年的玩乐时光,同时又置身于高质量面向未来的教育之中。

启明把中华文化的传播作为重要的使命和责任。二月春令营、四月快乐假日营、暑期夏令营等让孩子们能有更多机会拓展视野,积蓄丰厚文化底蕴。自2013年举办暑期璀璨中华文化营,陆续邀请国内民间艺术家来到营地,面对面、手把手的体验课程让学生对中国传统文化有原汁原味的切身体会。今年7月将继续开办两期启明快乐文化夏令营-璀璨中华,主题为“美丽宁夏”。宁夏回族羊响板舞、宁夏民歌、打腰鼓、宁夏美食等特色文化,将带给学生精彩纷呈的营地时光。继两期璀璨中华文化营,8月2日将举办第七届“璀璨中华儿童文化节”,启明特有的《走遍中国》文化活动已带着学生走过北京、西安、江南苏杭、湖北、四川、河南和甘肃,福建,今年还将继续在文化节中带领大家“走遍中国”,感受宁夏之美 。

除了校园文化营地活动,“启明在路上”系列项目,带孩子们走出校园,体会中国各地文化的多样性,感受更广阔的人类和自然环境面貌, 2018年我们组织了中国寻根之旅-山西行,另外与旧金山州立大学合作暑期国际纪录片工作坊,2018年启明三位高中生加入了安徽之行,孩子们得以发挥中英双语优势,融入到大学生为主的团队工作中,有机会深入走访安徽宏村、徽州等地,了解当地特有的风土人情,在体验式学习中发现真实世界问题,譬如留守儿童问题引发的思考和关注。今年六位高中生将加入纪录片工作坊-2019闽南行,相信大孩子们一定会有不小的收获。

启明自2015年开始设立“启明文化教育社会服务奖学金”,已有十五位优秀的高中生获此特别奖励。每年的启明春令营、夏令营活跃着我们启明义工队的大孩子们。今年有37位学生获得了总统奖章(President’s Volunteer Service Award),其中15位取得了金奖。孩子们积累的不仅仅是义工小时,学校给予学生义工团队充分的的自主管理权利,让孩子们借这个舞台,提升服务意识和社会责任感,发挥并锻炼领导能力、组织和管理能力。

特别感谢启明每一位教职员工的敬业奉献和对学生的由衷关爱、辛勤付出!感谢家长们对孩子中文学习的鼓励和坚持。感谢新年庆祝等活动中,“欢乐春节”筹备组团队和众多义工家长的全力协助,感谢每周担任值勤的义工家长,我们的同心协力,一定为孩子们营造更美好的成长环境。

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启明辩论夏令营等你来!

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启明夏令营的大部分科目都是针对小学生的,今年我们新开设了一个专门针对初高中学生的项目:启明辩论夏令营。

目前很多高中都有辩论课或者辩论俱乐部。但如果要想在高中的辩论赛中取得非常好的成绩,只有从初中就开始训练才能抢占先机。像有些辩论方面比较强的私立高中,如Archbishop Mitty高中, 要入选学校的辩论队都是需要参加面试选拔的。之前没有经过训练几乎很难入选。

Parliamentary Debate

Parliamentary Debate

启明从2018年开始和Parli Debate Club 合作在周日开设辩论课,获得了学生们的一致好评。之所以选择和Parli Debate Club合作,一方面是他们的学生在加州乃至全国比赛中取得的无以匹敌的成绩,另一方面更是我们看重教练们对辩论的激情和活泼的训练方式。

如果你有机会在周日上午来学校从他们教室旁边经过,一定会听到教室里学生们热烈的讨论和积极的参与。对于我们这样一个以华裔为主要生源的学校,这让我非常惊讶。我在去年年底最后一次课时去旁听了一节。当天是一堂游戏课,他们会用好几种不同的游戏方式来训练辩论和演讲能力。比如,有一个游戏就是,教练随便给学生一个词,5秒钟后学生就开始以这个词作为话题开始讲。中间不能出现停顿,也不能出现如”啊,呃,you know” 等间歇,然后看谁讲的时间长。最后获得第一名的学生一直讲了5分15秒。这个游戏既锻炼学生的演讲能力,又锻炼他们同时思考的能力。当然这都是建立在平时对经济、文化、时事大量涉猎的基础上的。

Debate Tournament

Debate Tournament

Parli Debate Club从2013年起每年在UC Berkeley举办的POI住宿辩论夏令营是全美最热门的辩论夏令营。每次开放报名后不到一周就会报满。这次在启明开设的辩论营是唯一一个不需要住宿的营地项目,采用相同的课程设计,方便南湾地区的学生参加。

启明辩论夏令营是一个5天的密集训练营,教练和学生比例为1:10。在这个营中学生可以和全国最好的教练一起钻研和练习辩论技巧。通过这期夏令营,学生们会参与辩论实战,演讲练习,学习世界时事包括经济、环境、政治、伦理道德等,还有一系列有趣的游戏和活动。这些活动可以提高学生沟通、团队协作、组织能力、研究和批判性思考的能力。

如果你喜欢,秋天开学后还可以在周日上午参加每周一次的辩论训练。除授课外教练们会带学生参加各种赛事。另外我们每年在启明举办至少三次的辩论赛,给辩手们提供实战机会。

辩论营教练成员

Debate Coach

Debate Coach

对于辩论这样的课程,教练在其中的作用非常重要。启明辩论营David “Bear” Saulet是全美最好的中学Parliamentary 辩论教练。Bear在大学期间和他的搭档在2013年排名全加州第一名,全美排名第二名。大学毕业后执教Concordia University辩论队获得National Parliamentary Debate Association冠军。在2017-2018学年,在他的指导下,学生们创造了高中Parliamentary 辩论赛的多项纪录:

历史上第一次有初中学生闯入Stanford和Yale varsity tournament的淘汰赛环节。

历史上第一次有初中及高中一年级学生自动入选National Parliamentary Debate Tournament of Champions,并率初中生辩手进入淘汰轮比赛。

历史上第一次有初中学生进入POI全美Parliamentary Debate排名榜。

Bear在2013至今一直在UC Berkeley POI Debate Institute指导”master class”。去年在National Parliamentary Debate Tournament of Champions中进入淘汰轮的32名辩手中27名均为Bear的学生。Bear持有加州州立大学长滩分校的大众传播硕士学位。

Zach Moss

辩论营的另一位主教练是Zach Moss。Zach在大学期间曾获得National Parliamentary Debate Tournament of Excellence全美第二名。Zach在University of Wyoming大学获得新闻与传播学硕士学位后在University of Wyoming做辩论教练。他指导的policy debate 辩论队获得National Debate Tournament前8名及Cross Examination Debate Association National前4名。Zach在SIU Carbondale攻读博士期间也指导British Parliamentary 辩论。

报名信息

辩论营时间:2019年6月17-21日9AM – 6PM

招生对象:6-12年级学生

学费:$750

报名细节请参见启明辩论夏令营网页。

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什么是Parliamentary辩论?

Parliamentary 辩论是最古老的辩论竞赛方式,起源于19世纪早期的英国剑桥和牛津。目前它是全世界参与人数最多的竞技辩论方式。比赛时每个回合有两个队参加,每个队有两名辩手。拿到辩题之后,辩手有20分钟准备。准备的时候可以上网。Parliamentary辩论帮助开阔学生的视野(包括经济、哲学、环境等),并培养考验辩手的逻辑能力、思维和反应能力等多种综合素质。

Parliamentary辩论的议题范围非常广,可以从绿色科技一直到经济制裁等。同时,辩论又是一个跨学科的活动。无论学生未来选择怎样的学术方向,他们在辩论中所培养的能力包括批判性思考、推理论证、说服、沟通都将使他们终身受益。

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2018启明文化社会服务奖学金-学生分享

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Eric Ding:

When I think back to all my experiences at Enlighten Chinese School, I don’t think of DSC03883Enlighten as a place. Rather, I see it as the embodiment of many great memories and struggles of my past self.

Ever since I was in elementary school I’ve went to Enlighten to become educated in the language of Mandarin Chinese. There, I made friends with many remarkable people and experienced the various wonderful cultures of China from all the amazing events held at this school. Having such a connection to this school, I decided that only natural way of repaying the favor was through volunteering.

I began doing so in 6th grade where I would assist teachers and tutor students at Enlighten. However, my time there as a tutor was cut short when certain circumstances required me to undergo separate surgeries for each of my feet. These surgeries prevented me from walking in the summers of 2013 and 2014. Though my mobility was hindered by the surgery my eagerness to help this school did not falter and I resumed my volunteering through correcting student’s papers in my home. I made sure that for every mistake that each student made there was a written solution guide to follow it up so that students could find their error in their reasonings and to learn from their mistakes. Although I was not able to physically participate in assisting Enlighten at the school, I was still doing my part as a volunteer every day. By the time I had fully recovered from the surgery in the summer of 2015 I realized that Enlighten now had a summer camp, equipped with its very own volunteer team.

Upon seeing this new system I was delighted to become a part of this volunteer team, however the transition from a solo volunteer to working with this new team had a few difficulties for a one reason. The volunteer team had a ranking system based on experience and skills working with the summer camp. While the system in itself was not a bad concept, it was still in its earlier stages and was a bit flawed as the ranking system ended up putting a gap between the volunteers’ relationships. Seeing as how I could make this system better, I worked hard to climb the ranks of the volunteer system. During the first 2 years volunteering at Enlighten Summer Camp, not a beat was skipped as I would go long distances just to make sure I put in the maximum amount of time and effort into this volunteering team. And it was the 2nd year where I was finally promoted to a volunteer captain. By the time I reached the rank that I had strived for two year ago, I realized that all this time I wasn’t only giving to Enlighten, but receiving much as well. From all the new friends I made among the volunteers and the campers to all the fun times and experiences that I went through those summers I felt as if a part of me has become one with the school, and that every drop of sweat I put into this establishment, was worth it.

当我回忆起我在启明的那些日子,启明已经不仅仅是一所学校,她承载了我许多美好的记忆,是一个让我不断突破自我不断成长的地方。

我从小就在启明学习中文,在那里我认识了很多值得我尊重和学习的老师和朋友;学校的各种文化活动开启了我对中国文化的好奇和向往。我爱上了这所学校,我常常想该如何去回馈我得到的呢?

进入6年级,因为我数学特别好,我就在每天做完作业后去辅导课后班的孩子们做数学题。2013和2014的暑假我的两只脚分别做手术,我没法走路,更别说学校做义工。但是妈妈帮我想了一个好办法,她把学生的暑假数学作业带回来,我每天在床上改那些数学作业题。我改得很仔细,在做错的地方把正确的解题方法都写上去。整整两个暑假尽管我不能去启明,但我几乎每天都在做义工。

2015年暑假,我终于可以加入启明的义工团队了。这个团队真的非常棒。在这儿有老师和很多学长带着我,教我做每一件事。我从最开始的“菜鸟”义工做起。整个暑假我8点到校,5:30以后离校,一天都不缺勤。我们一起工作,学习和玩耍,每天都那么充实和快乐。2016年暑假,我通过自己的努力终于被晋升为队长。在启明做义工的这么多年里,我越来越感到不是我在为启明付出而是我收获了更多更多。我感到已经变成了启明的一部分,我流的每一滴汗水都是非常值得的。

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Phillip Peng  :

Being able to tutor people is an opportunity I am fortunate to have. From my own experience when I encounter a problem on my homework it is always very helpful to have someone there to help me be able to get through the problem. Being able to play the other role and be the helper is something that I genuinely enjoy doing. While helping people I also connect and build bonds with them. As I help them with their problems, I become more connected with them and become friends with them. Building these bonds also helps me better understand and better help teach the material to them.So, tutoring isn’t just something I do for pay or for volunteering, it’s for the experiences I receive and the bonds that I make while helping others.DSC05936

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2017启明文化社会服务奖学金-学生分享(二)

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Outside of Enlighten Chinese School, I participate in a multitude of other activities. For instance, Leland’s Speech and Debate team is one of the top teams in the nation. As the proud vice president, I am responsible for the extensive amount of work required to keep this team of 250 members running smoothly. Due to my ample experience in debate, I am now a staff member of the biannual Burnett Speech and Debate Tournament for the middle school students. Another club that is dear to me is the Leland Key Club. Key Club is Leland’s largest club dedicated to community service so officers must constantly manage membership and supervise new service events for their members to participate in.

During my leisure time, I also enjoy volunteering as an exhibit interpreter at the Tech Museum of Innovation in downtown San Jose. Additionally, soccer is one of my hobbies and I am a licensed referee for the United States Soccer Federation.

My experience at Enlighten Chinese School has greatly helped me grow as a student, leader, and organizer. My countless years in Enlighten Chinese school have helped me learn to balance my schoolwork, Chinese school, and extracurricular activities. While the weekly visits to Chinese school were enjoyable, most of my memorable experiences are during the summer, at Enlighten Summer Camp, where I can take responsibility as a volunteer captain. This job requires me to lead a group of volunteers for a week while aiding the teachers and elementary school students at the camp. Over the years, I have gained the qualities of a leader and learned to become more assertive. I learned how to plan accordingly based on the program’s needs, varying from games to fundraising to student recruitment. Enlighten Chinese School has been the birthplace of many of my treasured memories as well as a education center where I have mastered many skills; thus I hope to continue to learn and contribute to Enlighten community in the future.

– Matthew Zhang

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2017启明文化社会服务奖学金-学生分享(一)

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Growing up in Silicon Valley as an Asian-American teen is definitely a privilege. We have access to a plethora of opportunity that most could only dream of: the best public schools, parents willing to sacrifice for our benefit, and a great environment filled with other goal-oriented, high-achieving teens. How many other children get the chance to experience such technology and innovation like that of Silicon Valley?

My name is Timothy Yuan, currently a student at Leland High School, and I’m what people would typically expect of a successful Asian teen in the Bay Area (good at math, academically sound, violinist). However, there was nothing really differentiating me from all those others who were just as well-off as I was. As I volunteered more and more in my community, I was given a new perspective that the individualistic and success-driven ideals of the area could not give. I learned to appreciate my own prosperity and realized that our visions of good fortune led to incredible selfishness. From Enlighten Chinese School, I had the chance to work with a multitude of young children (it was horribly frustrating at times, but also an amazing experience). I began to value the growth and development of the next generation, which led to other wonderful volunteering experiences. Later, I worked with White Stag Leadership Development Academy, a nonprofit devoted to building up leaders in an outdoor environment and even created a team of high-school students to tutor kids in my community. I’m incredibly fortunate to have such experiences that helped me grow into a more considerate person. I strongly encourage teens to take initiative to help out in their community and I hope that parents will give their full support for selfless action. The classroom simply cannot cultivate a caring, kindhearted next generation on its own, but luckily volunteering can help us out!

Enlighten Volunteer Experience:

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Other Volunteering:

Organized an event to send books to a school in China;Organized an event to send Christmas Boxes for a Children’s Home in Haiti

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2017启明欢乐春节

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DSC_5494lrp有这么一个时候,总有一种期待,总有一个声音在深情呼唤“过年啦”!虽然圣诞假日足够的精彩,也无论日子有多么的忙碌,这个有着几千年历史的中国传统节日却始终拨动着我们的心弦。DSC_5514lrp

在启明,校园早已是满满的年味儿,大红的福字、高悬的灯笼、闪亮的春联,无不热情地传情地传递着新年的祝福!2017启明“欢乐春节”,热热闹闹、红红火火,与您一起过大年!

2月2日四川歌舞剧院演出

漂洋过海来看你!四川歌舞剧院的艺术家们来到加州,来到了启明。IMG_6773

舞蹈《百花争妍》,四川姑娘花一样的妩媚、水一样的灵动、火一样的激情,带着我们走进了百花盛开的春天。春回大地,春雨绵绵,烟雨朦朦,深情唯美的《雨巷》,彩色的油纸伞
犹如一朵朵盛放的花朵,跟着姑娘们翩翩起舞,曼妙轻柔的舞姿里,是新春的喜悦和期待。彝族舞蹈《节日盛装》展现了火把节的盛况,满载着幸福,传递的是深深的祝福!观众们都被精彩的表演深深地吸引IMG_6787着,孩子们更是迫不及待地等着下一个节目。随着一个个高难度的表演,杂技《力量》,让孩子们不由自主发出一阵阵的“哇”…还有川剧绝活“变脸”,孩子们目不转睛地,唯恐错过那瞬间即变的精彩。家长和老师们被孩子们声声的惊叹感染着,开心着孩子的幸福,一同享受着这快乐时光。IMG_7424

感谢旧金山中领馆,感谢四川歌舞剧院,带给启明“欢乐春节”。如此精彩的演出,欢歌笑语散去,留下的是声声祝福,是宝贵的文化种子,不断地成长传承!

2月9日课后班学生文艺汇演

连续干旱的加州,在今年迎来多雨的雨季。雨不停地下着,天空是阴沉沉的,然而启明校园里却是一派忙碌喜庆。孩子们穿上了节日传统服装,快乐写在了脸上。大厅里热闹起来,家长们冒雨赶来了。活泼可爱的K班小朋友,表演的“欢欢喜喜迎鸡年”让人眼前一亮,飘舞的红绸带寓意着红红火火,稚嫩的童声传达着新春的祝福。IMG_7433 - Copy一年级小朋友的音乐剧“十二生肖”以他们生动的表演,诙谐幽默的台词,让现场充满欢声笑语。四年级的诗歌朗诵“我骄傲我是中国人”,让我们身在海外的华人们激情澎湃,倍感自豪。二年级的“虫儿飞”、“小拜年”歌舞相伴,IMG_6791黑暗中,孩子们手中的荧光闪闪,带给我们美妙温馨的感受。三年级的 歌剧“新年喜洋洋”形象地表达了传统过新年的欢天喜地。  五年级的同学为我们献上他们排练了很长时间的话剧“金鸡贺岁”,生动的表情,搞笑的表演风格,让现场欢声四起。最后,一曲“新年祝福”把现场的气氛推向了高潮。马老师是流着热泪指挥这个大合唱的,因为感动,因着对孩子们深深的爱!

快乐在继续,红包、诱人的糖葫芦还有老师们亲手制作的年糕,更让孩子们品尝到了中国年的浓浓年味儿!孩子们的文艺汇演不仅仅是展现了启明学生的中文功底以及聪明才智,也凝聚了老师们的智慧和汗水。期待来年,更多精彩!

2月12日周末班团圆餐及新春游园会

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周日的早上,老师和义工们开始忙碌了。布置桌椅,铺上红红IMG_6808的台布,条条灯谜挂起来,一个个春字灯笼带着谜语条在春风里飘舞着…学生家长们带着美味来了,四位可爱的小主持亮相,你一句我一句,夸美食,传祝福!让我们的新年团圆餐更加的有滋有味!听,舞狮的锣鼓敲响了,威武的双狮腾空跃起,自如翻腾,高年级的舞_MG_8034狮队一如既往,带给低年级小朋友惊喜连连!捡到了狮子抛出的糖果,小朋友更是喜笑颜开。看,是谁站在了颁奖台上?是高年级学生袁鼎斋(Timothy Yuan)和张仕星(Matthew Zhang )!沈慧校长为两位学生颁发了“启明文化教育社会服务”奖状证书,以及总额3000美元的奖学金。两位学生几年来持续的夏令营义工工作、学校夏令营杂志的编辑、启明的舞狮队都有他们努力。IMG_7849启明见证了他们的成长,也为他们骄傲着!再次感谢旧金山总领馆,赠送给启明的礼物-精美的新年纪念册和十二生肖剪纸图册,让中奖的孩子更加欢喜雀跃。紧跟着,游园展台活动开始了,IMG_6820灯谜台排起了长长的队伍,孩子们手持揭下的灯谜条,等待着核对谜底和兑奖。传统的有奖灯谜游戏散发着魔力,让孩子们玩得热闹、玩得开心极了。剪纸艺术、灯笼制作、IMG_6846[1]写春联福字、画年画,各个展台也热闹起来。还有空竹、陀螺、铁环、套圈、沙包,这些传统中国童玩,孩子们越玩越溜,越玩越爱,童趣童玩台成为家长和小朋友的亲子乐园。

IMG_6865[1]多年来,启明为孩子们提供中文学习的课堂,也致力传播文化,并不断为不同年龄的学生搭建成长的舞台。

IMG_6857[1]特别要感谢家长们对孩子中文学习的鼓励,以及对启明各项活动的支持!在这次庆祝鸡年新春活动中,许多家长加入我们的义工志愿工作。也许,镜头没有拍到你忙碌付出的身影,但启明感谢您,孩子们更不会忘记您!

2月21-24日启明春令营

_MG_7870如果您和孩子错过了以上这些活动,即将到来的启明春令营还有很多精彩。四位中国艺术家将带着软陶、中国结手链、科技制作、宫廷补绣(布贴画)来到启明,亲自为小朋友授课,让孩子们边玩边学,体会中华文化艺术之魅力!

春,已舞动着满满的新绿,在这美好的季节,在启明春令营,启明与你一起努力,为孩子们的梦想插上翅膀,在新的一年,向着更丰富、更广阔的知识海洋启航!

春令营详情:www.EnlightenSchool.org/pdfs/EES_2017_Spring_Camp.pdf

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书法的魅力-刘胜角先生启明书法讲座

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书法是汉字的书写艺术,在源远流长的中国文化艺术中一直散发着独特的魅力。

IMG_67421月5日上午,启明中文学校有幸请来了海南师范大学教授,书法硕士研究生导师刘胜角先生为学校的老师作了主题为《书法与师德修养》的讲座。刘教授以由浅入深,层层递进,动静结合的方式详尽分析和阐述了书法的本质及其定义、书法的构成及其美的表达、书法与师道三方面内容。老师们纷纷表示精彩的讲座不仅开阔了视野,增长了见识,更让我们这些海外的游子领悟到了书法与明根、书法与节奏、书法与养心、书法与宏道的深远意义。

刘教授还为当天在校的学生上了一堂别开生面的书法课。从汉字象形特点讲起,刘教授以“人”字为例,演示了楷书、行书、隶书等字体的写法,并手把手教孩子们运笔、落笔等基本功,最后对孩子们的书写作了针对性的点评,不仅让孩子们体验了用毛笔写字的乐趣,也极大的引发了孩子们用毛笔写字的兴趣。

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想着刘教授不日将回中国,沈校长邀请刘教授为我们周末中文班的家长朋友们,再作一次讲IMG_6909座,让更多的人得着益处。刘教授爽快地定下主题《少儿书法教育与家长修养》。1月8日,周日,加州罕见的狂风暴雨,以至不少家长来电询问学校是否开课,然而刘教授只轻描淡写地说有车不怕的。刘教授书法造诣深厚,又全心投入书法教育很多年,如他女儿所说的讲起书法可以滔滔不绝讲上几天几夜,然而每次讲座他依然仔细做笔记和备课,这样的敬业和谦逊给我们留下了特别难忘的印象。

刘胜角先生著有七部书法专著,耗时十年完成《古代楷书发展史》,《刘胜角书法作品集》被伯克利大学东亚图书馆收藏,2012年自作诗草书为伯克利及斯坦福大学收藏。其作品及详情可以访问:www.liushengjiao.com

IMG_6581感谢刘胜角先生为启明带来精彩难忘的书法讲座。启明中文学校将一如既往的秉承着中国文化的传承与发扬理念,努力寻求契机,不断创造和搭建让海外华夏子孙认识中国文化、学习中国文化的灿烂舞台。

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2016第四届湾区璀璨中华儿童文化节

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6O4A3539快乐暑期,精彩的旅行去了哪里?7月22日,在启明中文学校,一年一度的夏日盛事—-第四届北加州湾区璀璨中华儿童文化节,正如我们的期待,带领着大家走进中国—-美丽河南,经历了一趟独特的文化之旅。

在这样一个美丽的夏日,悬挂于校门上方的五彩气球迎风摇曳,挤挤攘攘地,热情欢迎着各方来宾。中国驻美国旧金山总领馆肖夏勇参赞和王书羽领事来到了文化节,带来了一大箱精美的礼物—-十二生肖剪纸图册,捐赠作为启明文化教育发展基金。Saratoga学区委员曾景林女士、中华耄英会孙樱莲会长等嘉宾也相继到来,周边社区的家长孩子们也闻讯赶来了。IMG_4380

下午5点半,文化汇演开始,律动舞“Try everything” 表达了孩子们汲取多种文化,努力求知探索的进取精神;功夫、说唱童谣、宫灯舞、木兰剧…… 孩子们的表演让在座的观众乐开了怀,尤其是木兰剧,热闹生动地表现了花木兰女扮男装,替父从军,取得赫赫战功的传奇故事。 特地从中国请来的河南豫剧一团国家一级演员范静,演唱的豫剧花木兰,更是荡气回肠,显出强大的艺术魅力和生命气场。

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接下来的游园会,是文化展台的自由体验活动,汴京灯笼张、淮阳泥泥狗、香包布老虎、鼻烟壶内画、景泰蓝工艺、豫剧戏服装扮摄影,还有转盘走中国,小明星主播等等,丰富的展台活动带给孩子们一个个的惊喜,义工学生们准备的小吃义卖台前也排起了长龙,河南名小吃炸菜饺很快供不应求……

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夜色降临,启明的老师和文化节义工团队依然在忙碌,累着,心里却是满满的自豪!

感谢旧金山总领馆和中国文化部民族民间文化发展中心的支持,感谢国内的工艺家们,不远万里,来到启明夏令营,来到湾区文化节,让我们海外的孩童有机会接触最真的中华文化精髓。我们为本届文化节的成功喝彩,更将为继续传扬中华文化,推动旧金山湾区多元文化发展而不懈努力!

 

 

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5月13日查副总领事和王石领事到启明参观和调研

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5月13日下午,中国驻旧金山领事馆查立友副总领事和王石领事来到启明中文学校进行参观和调研。

513visit2查副总领事一行在沈慧校长的陪同下首先参观了整个校园的环境设施并观摩了各班课堂活动。当天适逢周五中文拓展延伸课,查副总领事和王石领事亲自走进课堂,聆听童谣参与活动。弟子规朗诵、童趣同玩、手工纸花、趣味数学、中国名著影视欣赏,对学校丰富多彩的拓展课程,愉快轻松的校园文化,两位领导赞叹不已,并和部分师生合影留念。

随后查副总领事和王石领事听取了沈慧校长的工作汇报。沈校长回顾了启明中文学校的办学初衷,介绍了学校架构、办学理念,并从中文语言教学和中国民族文化传承这两方面作了重点阐述和总结。查副总领事对启明中文学校多年来一直坚持中国文化教育和传播所作的贡献给予了充分的肯定,高度评价了启明中文学校历年聘请三十多位国内民间艺术专家所开展的“欢乐春节”、“走遍中国”、“璀璨中华——中国文化夏令营”等一系列中国民俗民风文化活动。IMG_2518

最后查副总领事强调此行的目的是希望看到海外的中文学校在语言教学、文化传承等方面的资源需求,让我们安心办学,祖国的大后方会始终给予最大的支持和帮助。

查付总领事的到来,犹如来自祖国的问候让启明全体教职员工倍感温暖和亲切,同时更让大家增强了对中文教育,文化传承的使命感。

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启明文化社会服务奖学金–学生分享(一)

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IMG_6971A queen is flung wildly into the air. With ninja-like alacrity, I dodge it by mere centimeters escaping possible ridicule and even mild brain damage. Grins turn into giggles which then transform into laughter. Finally, my class ends as twenty little chess ruffians race outside…but not before they raid my candy stash.

Enlighten Chinese School Chess Club, in its simplest form, is an amalgamation of unbound energy, frivolous conversations, an elusive yet omnipresent hope of earning candy, and most importantly a powerful bond between the students and coaches.  As the four years flew by, whether it was David learning to “take a minute per move,” Charles seeing that “the King is a fighting piece,” or Oliver paying attention to the “checks, captures, and threats on the board,” the improvement of my students has undoubtedly impressed me. In the riotous atmosphere of my class, my boisterous students were challenged as they studied the peaceful game of chess.Through their rambunctious name calling, wild escapades, and craziness, my students developed an interest for chess. I learned that crazy can be good, that happiness and success should be mutually inclusive, that learning is meant to be fun, and most importantly never mention candy on your flyers.

As my time at Enlighten comes closer and closer to an end, I awakened to the fact that I will not only be leaving behind merely a chess club but also a huge part of my life. Whether it’s the touching notes that my students wrote me or the hundreds of other interesting aspects of chess club, I will always cherish the chess games and time I played and spent with these wonderful little monsters.

I would like to thank Mrs. Shen and the Enlighten Chinese School staff for their unparalleled support and understanding, the numerous times Mrs. Shen encouraged me to keep on keeping on, and all the resources Enlighten helped provide. I would also like to thank my mom and dad for always sending me to Chinese School, teaching me how to play chess when I was small, and most importantly buying the candy. Lastly, huge shoutout to Edward Li, Dennis Chen, Andrew Tang, and Gary Fang for helping me teach chess.

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我叫唐博轩,我在启明中文学校组织运作下棋俱乐部有四年了。每两到三个星期,在这个热闹又活跃的俱乐部里,十五个小学生一起高高兴兴地学习下棋技巧,跟其他学生分享下棋的乐趣。从这个过程中,我自己也学到了很多,学习到怎样去带领不同年龄不同程度的学生。我想要感谢启明中文学校,感谢沈老师,还有我的帮手Dennis Chen, Andrew Tang, Gary Fang和Edward Li。如果没有他们,不可能有启明下棋俱乐部,我们的俱乐部也不可能如此被学生们喜爱和期待!

  • —-Chuck Tang唐博轩 (Enlighten Chess Club Coach)
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