Event: The U.S. Education Initiative Symposium: Building Sister School Partnerships
Date: 11/14/2022 – 11/15/2022
Description: As part of the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative, AIT and the City of Taoyuan co-organized the “U.S. Education Initiative Symposium: Building Sister School Partnerships” on November 14-15, 2022. With the invitation from Taoyuan to its sister cities, 12 district supervisors and superintendents from Alameda County, San Bernadino County, and Dallas County traveled to Taiwan to share best practices. DAS Dawson delivered recorded remarks to highlight the success of the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative. AIT Deputy Director Jeremy Cornforth and former Taoyuan Deputy Mayor Kao An-Pang also delivered remarks to approximately 200 in-person attendees, including representatives from MOFA, MOE, OCAC as well as English language education experts and administrators from Taiwan universities and local governments. The program helped renew ties between K-12 schools in the U.S. with counterparts in Taiwan, with a focus on developing more “sister-school” and “sister-classroom” relationships.