Seminar Locations: University of Pittsburgh, GREENSBURG CAMPUS


2014 NCTA Seminar:

“Teaching East Asia Through the Arts”


Join us at the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg Campus for our Fall 2014 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: Frank A. Cassell Hall, Room 117, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg Campus. (Note building & room change). Greensburg Campus Map. For driving directions, click here.

2014 Brochure & Application: Brochure & Application


Application Deadline: August 15, 2014

2014 NCTA Course Syllabus: Will be posted soon


Dates for the 2014 NCTA Seminar:



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:


Forms and readings for the 2014-15 seminar are accessible by clicking here.



The University of Pittsburgh NCTA National Coordinating Site staff consists of Dr. Brenda G. Jordan, Dr. Patrick Hughes, and Dr. Diana Marston Wood. See contact page for more details.

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