K-12 AND UNDERGRADUATE OUTREACH PROGRAMMING
Pre-K through 16 Educational Outreach focuses on teacher-training workshops, early childhood educational programming, and educational events for middle and high school students.
Early Childhood Education Programs
ASC is often able to find student volunteers at Pitt who are willing to present stories, cultural activities, and arts and crafts projects about Asia during the fall and spring terms. Please note: schools or organizations must be located on or near Pittsburgh's Port Authority Transit bus routes or otherwise be willing to pick up and drop off students at Pitt campus if car travel is the only option to reach your location. ASC can also help you to locate regional organizations or individuals with experience in Asian outreach visit programs. To find out more about these opportunities, contact Jennifer Murawski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-383-3062.
Middle School and High School Programs
- Speaker Visits: ASC is often able to find graduate students who are from Asia or have significant experience living or traveling in Asia to give 30-minute talks on subjects related to your school curricula or special events/topics during the fall and spring terms at Pitt. These talks can be conducted in person (some limitations may apply, particularly regarding travel/distance) or by video conference.To find out more about these opportunities, contact Jennifer Murawski at email@example.com or 412-383-3062.
- High School Japanese Speech Contest: A one-day speech and poster competition for regional high school students studying Japanese language and culture, this event attracts nearly 90 students annually and is organized in cooperation with the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania, with generous sponsorship from Westinghouse, Sumitomo Corporation of America, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, the Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi Endowments at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Consulate-General of Japan in New York.
- International Connections: A one-day event for African-American and minority high school students from Pittsburgh area schools, this program focuses on the benefits of adding an international component to plans for higher education, including foreign language study, scholarships, study abroad, and international careers.
- Model United Nations High School Conference: A one-day simulation for over 420 students from regional high school Model United Nations clubs, organized by the University of Pittsburgh Model UN Club and Global Solutions Education Fund of Pittsburgh.
- Asia Unreeled Documentary Series: An annual documentary series highlighting films about contemporary social issues and themes in Asia, held in partnership with Winchester Thurston School and Silk Screen, in its 4th year in 2012.
K-16 Faculty Development Workshops
For more details, please see the Continuing Education Workshops site.
Updated October 22, 2013
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