Our (Upgraded) EAGLE has Landed!

We are very excited to let you know that the upgrade of our EAGLE website was a success! The EAGLE (East Asia Gateway for Linking Educators), is NCTA’s online teacher-oriented database of books, movies, curriculum materials, photographs and lesson plans on East Asia. The new and improved EAGLE will now have greater functionality, including a more intuitive and adaptive search function for books, materials, and lesson plans. We have also bolstered the material Reviews to make it easier for educators to share their insights on the usefulness and classroom appropriateness of the materials in the EAGLE. As a reminder, all of the lesson plans and photographs on the EAGLE are free for you to download and use.

If you already have an account on the EAGLE, then the next time you visit and log in you'll need to reset your password. It won't take more than two minutes.

If you don't have an account, then there's never been a better time to sign up for one!

As a reminder, the EAGLE is still available at the same website: https://www.eagle.pitt.edu/


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

For over 20 years, the nationwide network of NCTA sites 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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New to NCTA?
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) funded by the Freeman Foundation and launched in 1998, is a nationwide initiative to... New to NCTA?
Find a seminar in your state
The NCTA coordinating site at Pitt serves an 11 state region from Maryland to Minnesota. If you are  K-12 educator looking for a seminar about... Find A Seminar in Your State!
NCTA National
NCTA at Pitt is just one of the coordinating sites within the Unites States. NCTA is a nationwide initiative, supported by the Freeman Foundation,... Visit NCTA National Site
Benefits for K-12 Educators
Benefits for K-12 teachers who complete all the requirements of the NCTA seminars vary according to the type of NCTA seminar taken (the 30-hours... Benefits for Teachers
Study in Asia
NCTA alumni are eligible for a variety of summer experiences in East Asia sponsored by both the University of Pittsburgh coordinating site and the... Learn More
The East Asia Gateway for Linking Educators (EAGLE) Is an online database of materials for NCTA teachers, a media collection database, and the blog... Learn More