International Partnership Rubric

by Jeff Wang

  Students Teachers School leaders

Engage in brief exchange activities, requiring little or no Chinese competency

with technology

• introductory videoconferencing

• join an online community conversation

in person

• a short (7-10 day) study tour

Establish initial contact with partner school

with technology

• establish e-mail connection with teachers in the other country or countries

• join an online community

in person

• participate in a short-term study mission

• host short-term visiting teachers

Investigate a partnership

with technology

• establish e-mail connection with principals in the other country or countries

• join an online community

in person

• engage in initial contact with the partner school through mutual visit

• communicate with key contacts in the partner school about objectives



Participate in short-term, well-structured projects with emphasis on language learning and/or project-based learning

with technology

• share media or laboratory projects with students in partner school(s)

in person

• summer camp

• visits with home-stay

Maintain regular contact with partner school teachers

with technology

• share and collaborate on instructional materials

• study and adapt materials posted by partner teachers

in person

• classroom shadowing

• joint professional training

• engage with foreign colleagues in other disciplines

Conduct regular/in-depth partnership activities with partner school leaders

with technology

• establish a school-to-school portal webpage that facilitates programs and activities

in person

• regular communication with the partner school

• host a principal shadow group from the other school(s)

• organize community events


Regularly participate in longerterm collaborative programs that connect with student's curriculum

with technology

• identify, research, and propose solutions to a shared problem through online collaboration

• debates on relevant topics

in person

• joint projects

• joint classes, seminars, and discussions

• joint service projects


Conceptualize and organize activities that regularly connect the school's teachers and students

with technology

• creatively use technology to conduct joint units or project instruction

in person

• exchange curriculum

• co-direct or teach a project for a specific unit

• organize a seminar on a topic of mutual interest

Organize and participate in regular structured partnership activities

with technology

• explore new technologies/resources to enhance school-to-school partnership overall

in person

• joint training with counterpart principals

• engage the community in convening resources for furthering of the partnership