Detroit Institute of Art Summer Workshop Series for K-12 Educators

A museum-classroom integration workshop series co-sponsored by Pitt NCTA 

During these grade-level targeted workshops, educators will discover new ways of incorporating specific works from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) into their curriculum as they learn more about the narratives told by the objects and images specific to the Asian galleries. They will receive access to a variety of lesson materials including readings, graphic organizers, and activities which will enhance student experiences both in their own classrooms and during their gallery and virtual visits to the DIA. Teachers will learn how to integrate images into a variety of critical-thinking activities as a means of facilitating more productive class investigations while learning how to use specific museum objects to engage students in close looking and descriptive writing activities. Additionally, teachers will learn how to access and use DIA materials for remote learning opportunities. NCTA alumna Angie Stokes will be sharing the new, cross-curricular Asian galleries curriculum with teachers and demonstrating how to use the lessons, graphic organizers, and resource materials in both regular and virtual classroom settings.

The Sound of (Japanese) Music Online Mini Course Resources

The Sound of (Japanese) Music Course Resources: A series of presentations and performances by four Japanese music ethnomusicologists that occurred in the late spring/summer of 2020. Designed to deepen your level of understanding of traditional Japanese music, these presentations expand your knowledge of Japanese history and culture, including modern music innovations. The presentations covered the evolving traditions of the kotoshakuhachishamisen and the recent development of taiko drumming. Listed on the next page are each lecture with links to the video recording/essay and handout/resource list associated with each presentation.

Welcome to the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) at the University of Pittsburgh

For over 20 years, the NCTA has worked with thousands of K-12 educators to provide high-quality professional development opportunities. Funded by the Freeman Foundation, NCTA gets teachers quickly up to speed on the histories, arts, cultures, politics, languages and literatures of East Asia, with a particular focus on China, Japan and Korea.  The core of our professional development opportunities are our 36-hour seminars for educators, taught by university faculty throughout our eleven state region of Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In addition to our core seminars, we also host other professional development opportunities, such as workshops, webinars, online book discussions, and study tours to East Asia. We look forward to working with you.

 

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