Each year, the East Asian Studies Center coordinates a professional development seminar for middle and high school educators that provides a foundational knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean history and culture.
The program is composed of three primary elements:
an 8-10 week, 30-hour spring seminar, or a weeklong summer seminar;
classroom implementation; and
a follow-up component.
Those who complete the program will receive:
a solid foundation for teaching about East Asian history and culture
free seminar texts and materials
a certificate of participation
East Asian resource materials
a personal stipend
the option to earn and pay for three graduate credits from IU (subsidy available for in-state tuition)
Attend all sessions of the seminar and prepare required assignments
Complete three lesson plans, one each on China, Korea, and Japan
Implement these lesson plans in the year following the seminar
Participate in a follow-up event and submit a report on how the lessons were implemented
Continue integrating East Asia into the curriculum wherever possible
First priority is given to middle and high-school teachers who are in the strongest positions to teach East Asia in their classes, but elementary educators may also apply. Highest priority is given to teachers of world geography, world history, world cultures, religion, economics, and language arts/literature. Media specialists, art teachers, world language teachers, guidance counselors, and Gifted and Talented teachers who are in a position to promote the sustained presence of Asia are also eligible to participate. In-service educators must be employed in a K-12 public or private school to be eligible.
Please note: Teachers are only eligible to participate in the program once.
**This year's program is only for educators in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York (southern part only, including New York City), North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. Please contact your regional NCTA branch for a similar program if you are NOT within these states.
Hybrid Seminar Four in-class meetings and four online sessions
In-class dates: March 2/April 20 /April 27/May 11, with Art Insitute of Chicago fieldtrip on May 4 Time: Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Arts & Sciences Building, IU Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408 Online dates: March 9/March 16/April 6/April 13