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Peony Pavilion PerformanceAs the NCTA program has grown and expanded across the country, we have become increasingly interested in exploring ways that we can strengthen NCTA alumni teachers' interest in and commitment to improving teaching about East Asia. Within the Pittsburgh region we will support the following types of sustainability activities:



Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

Location: Room 4130, Wesley Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh main campus.

To Register, go to: Choices Program website (scroll down to Pennsylvania). Registration deadline February 3.


Mimi Stephens from the Choices Program (at Brown University) will lead this workshop that introduces teachers to their award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues. For this workshop participants will be examining the (provided) units China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response and The Limits of Power: The United States in Vietnam. This is a participatory workshop, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!


Who Should Attend: History, civics, geography, government and other social studies teachers, as well as Humanities teachers, are the target audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12


Cost: $145 per person. First 15 people to register receive discounted rate of $95. NCTA will subsidize NCTA Alumni with a $95 reimbursement. The registration price includes two units ($78 value), lunch, 7-hour certificate of attendance (we are applying for PA Act 48 hours), and all workshop materials. A limited number of scholarships are available for pre-service teachers (contact Mimi Stephens at maureen_stephens@brown.edu).


To Register, go to: Choices Program website (scroll down to Pennsylvania)

Workshop Flyer: Choices Workshop Flyer


The Choices Program is a non-profit organization based at Brown University that develops curricula on current and historical international issues. Course materials place special emphasis on the importance of educating students in their participatory role as citizens.


Co-sponsored by: University of Pittsburgh’s National Consortium for Teaching About Asia Site and the Global Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh.












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