Travel time between Beijing and Nanjing is almost 11 hours but on the high-speed bullet train, it was more like 4.5 hours. China’s high-speed rail system is the longest high-speed network in the world.
— Anthony Johnson (@a_p_johnson) June 21, 2018
— Ms. Gower's Class (@MsGowersClass) June 21, 2018
In the afternoon, the delegation attended a presentation by the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (JPDE). Go Global NC maintains a Memorandum of Understanding with the JPDE to support North Carolina-China partnerships and exchanges. Dozens of N.C. schools currently maintain school or classroom partnerships with schools in China.
Meeting with the #Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education and having the chance to ask & answer questions about #GlobalEducation in an #OpenExchange was an #UnforgettableExperience ????? #GlobalTeachers pic.twitter.com/jFt7N3sNHN
— Blair Morrow (@BlairKMorrow) June 22, 2018
— Ms. Gower's Class (@MsGowersClass) June 22, 2018
The teachers had time for independent field study and Challenge by Choice activities in the evening. Delegates choose activities that take them out of their comfort zone based on levels of interaction: one activity asks the delegate to start a conversation with a stranger about what it means to be Chinese, while another has the delegate go to a grocery store, ask what candies, snacks, and beverages are local favorites, and to “buy and try.”
Teacher Anthony Johnson took a rickshaw ride around the crowded Nanjing area.
— Anthony Johnson (@a_p_johnson) June 22, 2018
Nanjing Fuzimiao or “Confucian Temple”, at least where it stands now, was built in the 19th century and was restored in 1985.
Nanjing is AMAZING! Confucius Temple was inspiring! pic.twitter.com/WruMy1bJ2k
— Robin Sechrist (@Mrs_Sechrist) June 21, 2018
— Blair Morrow (@BlairKMorrow) June 21, 2018
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