NCTA Teaching About Asia Seminars
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
Instructor: Diana Chen-Lin, Ph.D.
Each year, EASC coordinates a professional development seminar for middle and high school educators in the state of Indiana that provides a foundational knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean history and culture.
The program is composed of three primary elements:
- a 9 or 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 Asia
- texts and resources on East Asia
- the option to purchase three graduate credits from IU
- a certificate of participation
- a $150 grant to your school for the purchase of East Asian resources
- a $350 personal stipend
- 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.