Seminar Locations: University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus


2013 NCTA Seminar:

“East Asian Ideas, Inventions, and Technology”


Join us at the University of Pittsburgh main campus for our Spring 2013 NCTA seminar! This evening course is specially designed for teachers as a survey of the history of China, Japan, and Korea, with special emphasis on the ideas, inventions, and technologies that have driven the development of these three countries. The seminar encourages and facilitates K-12 teaching and learning about East Asia, helping to 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: 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of PIttsburgh Main Campus

2013 Brochure: 2013 Pittsburgh Brochure

Registration Form:

Application Deadline: December 15, 2012

2013 NCTA Course Syllabus: Course Syllabus


Dates for the 2013 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:



2013 Course Materials


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

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