Edoptics collaborates with a wide-array of community partners to help educational institutions and their students thrive. We organize our efforts into 4 programmatic and initiative areas:
1) The Global Forum
Organize and begin by hosting annual forums in America and China that set research agendas, produce policy guides, and impact industry expectations while promoting openness, international solidarity, and cultures of transparency.
Through annual conferences, foster next-generation scholars who produce collaborative projects in the fields of communication, new media, civic engagement, and governance.
Alongside research, produce best-practice documents about teaching in the age of internationalization, hence building pedagogies of peace and understanding in and between the United States and China.
In collaboration with the National Communication Association (NCA), Edoptics, and partner universities in China and other future partners, build educational programs for students and faculty, creating pipelines of success for international peace builders.
Develop the next generations of scholars & practitioners
2) Scholarship, Charitable Giving, & Resources Programming
Scholarship grants: This funding program enables qualified students to participate in disciplinary activities that are suitable for them.
Equity, Research curation & dissemination: Edoptics research is framed to advance educational equity and innovation. We seek to inform student-centered initiatives, share lived experience, build collective understanding, and advance organizational evolution.
Capacity building / technical assistance workshops: Edoptics works to shore our partners internal foundations while leveraging appropriate external resources to help reimagine the way in which we work and what comes next. We structure conversations to build from organizational strengths and organize methods to achieve the greatest impact in the least amount of time.
Online learning modules and trainings: A long-term priority for Edoptics is to grow an innovation fund that can support the design and delivery of accessible online learning modules covering emergent learning priorities for equity-minded educators. How can we best leverage partnerships, and shared experience to document and broadcast the relevant kernels that matter most in a compelling way? We have some ideas.
3) Social Events and Parties
These co-sponsored events grant students, faculty, mentors, and partners opportunity to have fun, enjoy each other’s company, and honor their collaborative work on special occasions.
Edoptics arranges this event twice annually (US and China) as a way to increase the camaraderie and relationship between the students, faculty, mentors, and partner businesses supporting them.This One Tree Somewhere
4) Fee for Service Consulting
This consulting program both generates revenue for Edoptics programming support and provides education institutions with capacity building, research, project management, organization development and professional development to integrate and align community resources for the betterment of public education.