Frequently Asked Questions
What does participation include?
- Set of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literary works (to be mailed prior to workshop)
- Free housing and a minimum of one meal a day
- Certificate of completion
- Option to purchase three graduate credits
- $300 grant for purchasing East Asian literature for classroom use (upon completion of requirements)
Where does the workshop take place?
The 2020 workshop will be held at the Hyatt Place Bloomington's conference center. The Hyatt Place is located at:
217 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Indianapolis International Airport is the closest airport to Bloomington. A shuttle from the airport to Bloomington takes approximately 70 to 80 minutes and leaves every two hours. For more information about the shuttle and a schedule, see GO Express Travel. The shuttle will drop you off directly in front of the hotel where you will be staying.
If I choose to take the workshop for credit, will I receive a grade?
Yes, those who take the workshop for credit will be assigned a grade based on the lesson plan submitted (due five weeks after close of workshop).
- Who is eligible to participate in the workshop?
Practicing U.S. K-12 English and World Literature teachers are eligible to participate. Highest admission priority is reserved for full-time high school educators.
- Do you accept teachers of subjects other than English or literature?
While the workshop targets English and world literature teachers, we do sometimes make exceptions (when we do not reach full enrollment) for teachers of humanities subjects such as history or art who would like to integrate East Asian literature into their curricula.
- How much does the workshop cost?
Participants are asked to pay a non-refundable $100 registration fee. They are also responsible for round-trip transportation to Bloomington and roughly two meals per day (breakfasts and one dinner will be covered by the workshop).
- What is the fee if one cancels after June 19?
The $100 registration fee is non-refundable, regardless of when you cancel. If you cancel after June 19, we will ask you to either return or pay for the cost of the reading materials sent in advance (approximately $200). We will also ask you to pay for your hotel room, since we cannot recover that cost. We have this policy to encourage serious commitment since the bulk of the workshop costs are covered.
- How are participants chosen for the workshop?
We admit participants on a rolling basis and will accept 25 eligible teachers.
- Who are the specialists and consultants for this year’s workshop?
2020 specialists/instructors are TBA.
- What is the URL for the workshop's Google site?
The workshop's Google site can be found here. Only those enrolled in the Literature workshop will be invited to the Google Group and be able to access the materials on the site.