Apply Now for the HNA Teacher of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching About China

14 July 2015

HNA GroupPrimary Source is proud to announce the HNA Teacher of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching about China, recognizing an outstanding teacher who has excelled in promoting a greater understanding of Chinese history and culture. All current K-12 educators with direct student contact in the 2015/16 school year are eligible. We encourage teachers in public or private schools, and in any subject area, to apply. Download our application form now.

Interested applicants must submit the following documents in order to be considered for this award:

  1. Application form with accompanying responses to the application questions;
  2. A professional resume; and
  3. One reference letter from a colleague or supervisor who can describe your teaching about China and why it demonstrates excellence for your students and/or your community. The reference letter can be sent separately or included with the application.

We must receive your complete application on or prior to Monday, October 19, 2015 to consider you for the 2015/2016 award. As we review and evaluate applications, we will assess excellence in teaching about China on a combination of the following criteria:

  1. Quantity and quality of China-related subject matter integrated into the curriculum;
  2. Evidence of creativity in incorporating China-related information into the curriculum;
  3. Professional development or other learning experience about China; and
  4. Evidence of international experience in or about China, which may include (but is not limited to) travel, international exchange, or other virtual or face-to-face interaction with China.

The HNA Teacher of the Year Award is a $500 grant that may be used at the discretion of the winner, and will be featured in communications and promotions by both Primary Source and HNA Group.

For more information, contact Jingjing Jiang at

The HNA Teacher of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching about China is sponsored by HNA Group, one of China’s preeminent holding companies, with business in aviation, hospitality, logistics, and finance. HNA Group is also a leader in philanthropy, supporting education and social welfare initiatives in China and increasingly, in other countries where there is alignment with HNA’s charitable interests.



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