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Professor Chen Xinxi, President of Little Owl Smarter Alliance School

Every time I attend Professor Xinxi's class, I feel that no wonder she is called "the devil", because "the devil is hidden in the details". Professor Xinxi can always point everyone at the brow corner of the teaching and be accurate at the right time. In addition to giving instructions, through the combination of language technology and teaching, and letting each other's thinking be seen, after seeing the results, the professor's next steps are to carry out differentiated teaching to maximize participation.

Feedback by a teacher of Little Owl Smarter Alliance School

Professor Chen Xinxi
Ph.D., Early Childhood Education, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, National Taiwan Normal University

Current post
◎ August 2012 ~ present
Chairman, Taiwan Literacy Teaching Research Association

◎ August 01, 2018, to July 31, 2019
National Taichung University of Education Faculty Master Program Course Committee
◎ August 01 ~ 2015
Standing Committee Member, Curriculum and Teaching Counseling Group, Chinese Language Learning Area, Ministry of Education
◎ January 2016 to December 2017
National Institute of Education Curriculum and Teaching Research Center Twelve Years of National Basic Education Curriculum Language Field-Chinese Language Course Manual Study Group Member
◎ June 01, 2014, to December 30, 2016
Curriculum and Teaching Research Center of National Institute of Education
◎ June 01, 2013, to July 31, 2017
Coordinator of the reading promotion plan for elementary and junior high schools of the Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education Reading Teacher Regional Talent Training Program
Ministry of Education, New Kindergarten Experimental Park Project
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, National Taiwan Normal University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Taipei City University of Education

Research case participation
◎ April 2016 ~
Participated in the National Twelve Years Basic Education Curriculum Language Field-Chinese Language Curriculum Manual plan by the National Institute of Education Curriculum and Teaching Research Center
◎ June 2014 to December 2016
Participated in the "Research and Development of the Chinese Integrated Education Model for the Twelve-year National Basic Education" project of the National Institute of Education Curriculum and Teaching Research Center

Promote reading

Professor Xinxi is committed to promoting reading and related programs, including elementary and junior high school reading promotion programs, youth talent development programs, launching the Project of Favorite Hometown, and leading the Little Owl AI Wisdom Alliance School ...

Professor Xinxi mainly wants to improve
1. Students' basic reading skills
2. Through reading, students can get the fun of exploring affairs, the knowledge needed for life, and the ability of multiple perspectives.

Professor Xinxi believes that the current thinking and expression ability of children in Taiwan is actually different from what we imagined, so she sorted out a model for reference and guidance of school teachers.

From cultivating children's reading habits, understanding the situation, to strategic reading, let children have strategies.
Professor Xinxi believes that technology can reduce the teaching burden of teachers and help implement teaching concepts. The use of technology can expand attention to the whole, master the individual, teaching evaluation, adaptive guidance, and seeing thinking. It also allows students to clarify their learning goals and sense of success, to cultivate multiple directions, and express their thinking skills.

She proposed listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Reading has strategies and methods.
-Get close to it, understand it, use it
For a child who has no reading habits or sees a lot of text and is frightened, saying "understanding" and "appreciating" may be heavy at first. In such a situation, the first thing to do is to take off your child's defenses and arouse interest in reading.

how should I do it? Let your child be willing to "close to it."

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Look at the pictures and guess main idea
Listen to content, connect graphics

If you encounter words or sentences you do not understand while reading, it may affect your understanding. This is like when many people face a text in a foreign language, they may need to constantly query the meaning of the word and infer the meaning of the sentence, because only by grasping the meaning of the word can they understand the meaning of the text.

The steps to solve the above problems are "marking and doubting". The former notes "smile" and "question mark" on the text, while the latter teaches the child some methods to solve the problem of marking the "question mark". It could also be a "sentence."

Understand it
Make a mark and dispel doubts
Reading pictures and texts
Read pictures and observe features

Regarding literacy, the important concept is whether it can be applied to life.

We take our children to learn how to read. The ultimate goal is also to be able to understand the content, appreciate the author's writing skills, and apply what they learn.

When is the "use"?
Maybe it is to share gains with others, maybe to create a work, or even to solve problems in life or study.
No matter it is spoken or written, if you learn these methods, it will be endlessly used.

Can't wait to know how to "use" it?

Use it
Tell a story.
Group sentences into paragraphs
Group paragraphs

Call for resources from all walks of life to promote the "Remote Language Teaching Hope Program"

"Remote Language Teaching Hope Program" combines the reading strategies of Professor Chen Xinxi and uses HABOOK Group Distance Smarter Classroom and new literacy-oriented language courses to call for the support of the four counties and municipal governments and the resources of Rotary International to gather 13 cities With primary and secondary schools in rural areas, over the past few years, 1 + 1 distance learning courses and teacher training studies have been conducted every week, helping 1,200 rural students to develop reading comprehension skills that affect their lives.
This project is dedicated to integrating more social education resources in Taiwan, and aims at modern teaching concepts such as student center, high-level thinking, group discussion, and cooperative learning to achieve a more ideal educational realm. Against this background, the "Remote Language Teaching Hope Program" hopes to use information technology to assist schools at all levels to develop into smart education model schools based on modern education concepts. Through long-distance wisdom Chinese classes, basic education in disadvantaged areas will be enhanced and literacy abilities of students from hometowns will be improved, and education resources of urban and rural areas will be linked, so that children from hometowns can also have fair and homogeneous learning and growth opportunities.

In addition, the teaching team led by Professor Xinxi also used the “build dreams. Dream by dreams” youth talent cultivation program, inviting business managers from all walks of life to serve as “living” texts in the classroom. Give children strong encouragement and role models. Reading and Chinese are extremely important basic abilities. Through the teaching practice of new teaching materials and new concepts, develop intelligent Chinese teaching that takes into account listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and cultivate key learning abilities that affect children's life. Sustainable education programs.

Remote Language Teaching Hope Program has improved the predicament of "lack of resources, teachers, and incentives" in the hometown, making children in the hometown more willing to read and study, and has established a successful and sustainable education service model. Of course, the most important thing is that this group of hometown children fall in love with reading, seeing dreams, and promoting the vitality of hometown operation.
This program has won the "Taiwan 100" of "Global Views Educational Foundation Monthly" as an excellent project.


Using Technology to Integrate Hometown Schools to Create a Taiwanese Ivy League School

Led by Professor Chen Xinxi's team, including Yongan Elementary School, Taipei City, Manchu Primary School, Luman Elementary School, Pingtung County, Gaoshu Elementary School, Nantou County, Sanguang Elementary School, Nantou County, Beimei Elementary School, Pingtung County Majia Elementary School, etc ... In 5 years, she has helped more than 1,200 students develop reading interests and proficiency in Chinese.

In order to promote the development of the smart reading community more systematically, and to help teachers and students in the hometown more widely, Prof. Xinxi is the principal, HABOOK Group is the teaching consultant, and sponsors the school equipment in the hometown to jointly build the ivy school in Taiwan.

Use TEAM Model Cloud to help like-minded teachers and principals join the platform, plan reading materials, record videos, prepare lessons, watch lessons, and discuss lessons together online.
"We put the textbooks and teaching videos on the platform so that teachers can easily obtain them, and no longer need to worry about designing textbooks. Teachers just need to understand and operate." Professor Xinxi pointed out that the local schools are not short of resources, but What is missing is the teacher and teaching methods.
Therefore, in order to produce teaching videos for reading education, she once rushed to HABOOK's conference room at 6:30 a.m. every day, started video conference cameras, interactive screens, and other long-distance equipment, and planned to conduct with three remote schools. The teaching link of morning reading leads students to read extracurricular reading materials in front of the camera, as a teacher to observe the learning lessons.

In 2019, Professor Chen Xinxi further integrated the past 10 schools that coached smart reading and established the "Little Owl Smarter Alliance School". HABOOK Group served as a teaching consultant and sponsored the related technology equipment of Pianxiang schools to help them enter the ranks of smart schools.

Professor Xinxi and more than 20 teachers including Sanguang, Beimei, Nantou Community, and Chiayi Community participated. How to effectively improve teaching and learning through the combination of technology and teaching, and to make their teaching better through mutual agitation Spontaneous community sharing, step by step to achieve better teaching methods.

There are many experts in " Little Owl Smarter Alliance School ", which not only teaches reading and Mandarin, but also develops teaching materials and lessons in various fields in the future. So even if you have a small school with more than a dozen students, after joining Little Owl, Starting from the smart curriculum in the cloud, we will jointly build a large-scale school model of 1,000 students with other schools to create an ivy school in Taiwan.