Centering Taiwan in Global Asia: An NCTA Resource Workshop for K-12 Educators


Centering Taiwan in Global Asia:

An NCTA Resource Workshop for K-12 Educators

October 19, 2023 

5:30-7:00 pm (Eastern Time)


Join us for an engaging K-12 curriculum resource workshop in which we examine the island of Taiwan's rich and compelling historical narrative as well as the important role it plays in today's geopolitical and economic landscape. This workshop will also include strategies for incorporating the study of Taiwan into the K-12 classroom with the award-winning interactive curriculum resource website, Centering Taiwan in Global AsiaA PDF of online resources will also be provided to all participants. 

To complement the free, online resources offered to all participants, the first 20 K-12 educators who register, attend, and fully participate in the workshop will also receive a complimentary copy of Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse by Shelley Rigger.

Pennsylvania teachers who complete the workshop will receive Act 48 hours.

For teachers in other states, we can provide you with a Certificate of Completion. 

Registration deadline: October 18, 2023

Workshop Speakers

Evan Dawley is Associate Professor of History at Goucher College, where he has taught since 2013. He is the author of Becoming Taiwanese: Ethnogenesis in a Colonial City, 1880s-1950s, which was published in 2019 by the Harvard Asia Center Press. His current project, titled “Chinese, Chinese Abroad, and the International Construction of the Modern Nation-State, 1920s-1970s” explores the ongoing creation of Chinese identities in the context of relations between the ROC government and communities of Chinese and Taiwanese abroad, and interactions with foreign governments around these communities, across the twentieth century.

Catherine Fratto, a former high school Social Studies teacher with nearly 15 years of classroom experience, is the Engagement Coordinator for the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for International Studies (UCIS). In this position, Catherine develops Asian Studies-related curriculum resources and programs for the K-16 classroom and supports UCIS-wide programming and events for K-16 educators and students, student clubs, and the wider community.  Catherine is one of the lead developers of the Asian Studies Center’s award-winning website, Centering Taiwan in Global Asia



Centering Taiwan in Global Asia: An NCTA Resource Workshop for K-12 Educators
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 17:30 to 19:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom