Seminar Locations: University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus
2015 NCTA Seminar:
"Intersections: East Asia and the Curriculum"
Join us at the University of Pittsburgh Main Campus for our Fall 2015 NCTA seminar! This evening course is an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, with special emphasis on the arts and ideas that have driven the development of these three countries today. The seminar is designed to encourage and facilitate K-12 teaching and learning about East Asia in World History, Geography, Social Studies, Art, and World Literature. Media specialists, librarians, art teachers, world language teachers, and others are also well positioned to help foster a place for East Asia in your schools. Some class time will be devoted to group discussions of teaching materials and strategies appropriate for different teaching levels.
This seminar will provide you with both the content and resources needed to implement the study of East Asia into your curriculum in accordance with the state’s academic standards, including geography and world history standards. No previous background in Asia is assumed. Teams of teachers as well as teachers in schools with NCTA alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.
Seminar Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Seminar Location: Room 4130 Wesley Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh main campus. Free Parking provided in the Soldiers & Sailors Garage (Fifth Ave & Bigelow Blvd.)
2015 Brochure & Application: forthcoming
Application Deadline: TBA
Dates for the 2015 NCTA Seminar:
- September: 8, 15, 22, 29
- October: 6, 20
- November: 3, 10, 17
- December: 1
- Follow-up session: will take place in Spring 2016. Dates TBA.
Credits and Financial Benefits
In addition to earning 2 continuing education/in-service credits (60 Act 48 hours), each participant who completes the course and course requirements will receive the following:
- $200 worth of teaching materials for your school, including course textbook and a one year subscription to the journal Education about Asia
- $200 stipend at the completion of all coursework
- Eligibility to participate in a variety of in-county experiences in East Asia during the summer.
- The option of earning University of Pittsburgh academic credit
Forms and readings for the 2015-16 seminar are accessible by clicking here.
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