Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education of Beijing Normal University invited Dr. Xiaojun Chen, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology from School of Education, St. John’s University for an academic visit.
On January 7th, 2016, Dr. Xiaojun Chen delivered a two-hour seminar titled “Common Core and Technology: Research of Educational Technology Promoting Students’ Deep Learning”. The session was hosted by Professor Li Chen, the vice president of Beijing Normal University and the executive deputy director of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education. Deputy Director of The Faulty of Education, Executive Deputy Director of the Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education Dr. Shengquan Yu, Professor Wenge Guo from Peking University, faculty members and students from Beijing Normal University attended the seminar.
Dr. Chen’s talk began with the information on the Common Core State Standards in the United States, with its focus on English Language Arts and mathematics. The establishment of the Common Core State Standards suggested that the K-12 education in the United States is moving in the direction of a unified national education. Dr. Chen shared her research on aligning the common core standards in classroom teaching practices and the expectations of students regarding technology integration and adaptation. Dr. Chen concluded her talk on new opportunities and challenges in the process of common core’s technology integration.