School Pilot Program

Program Overview

Initiated by the Asian Learning Center of Indiana and The International Center, through a collaboration with Global Indiana, Purdue University, and Indiana University in Bloomington, the School Pilot Program for Asian Studies and Asian Language Learning intends to identify, compile, and create good practice models in schools while developing and building infrastructure and capacity to support Asian Studies and Asian language learning throughout schools in Indiana.

District 1:
Harrison High School, Evansville
Scott Elementary School, Evansville

District 4: 
Columbus Northside Middle School, Columbus

District 5: 
Lafayette School Corporation, West Lafayette
Carmel Clay Schools, Carmel

District 7:
Jefferson Elementary School, Warsaw

District 8:
Maple Creek Middle School, Fort Wayne
East Noble School Corporation, Kendallville

District 9:
Westlane Middle School, Indianapolis
Christel House, Indianapolis
International School of Indiana, Indianapolis
Robey Elementary Schoool, Indianapolis

Purpose

The School Pilot Program for Asian Studies and Asian Language Learning  is to identify good practices in schools regarding Asian Studies and Asian language learning and build on successful models for other Indiana schools to adopt.


School Selection

  • Proven support and interest from school executives (Global Indiana)
  • Trained staff from National Consortium for teaching about Asia

Introduction & Orientation

  • Individual and/or group meetings
  • Memo of understanding
  • Kickoff

Technical Assistance

  • Monthly conference call
  • On-going trouble shooting consultation

Resources

  • Tools and curriculum
  • Customized sister-school connections
  • Summer camp program
  • Exchange student program resources and connections
  • Trip to selected Asian countries
  • Asian and US networking
  • Internship opportunities
  • Education-business connection

Outcome Indicators

  • Established tools and curriculums
  • Full implementation in 8 regions in the State
  • 120 students enrolled in middle-high school program
  • 120 students enrolled in elementary school