China delegation visits OCPS to learn
Posted on 03/22/2017
China delegation visit

A large delegation from China visited Orange County Public Schools as part of the World Affairs Council of Central Florida (WACCFL). The delegation was made up of leaders of rehab and special education programs in China and they wanted to learn about OCPS and Exceptional Student Education programming. The delegates are and were nominated by Chinese leaders. The WACCFL is home to the local branch of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), which is administered by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The IVLP works to facilitate short-term visits for current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields to the United States to experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts.


The delegates met at Lake Silver Elementary School for two hours March 10, 2017. The first hour included a presentation from the ESE directors to provide an overview of ESE in OCPS, while the second hour included a tour of the units and classrooms at the school. The purpose of the visit was to return to China with best practices exemplified at Lake Silver Elementary School. The delegation was very impressed with the services and equipment provided our students through the programs offered.