Online Workshop

NCTA-MSU Workshop Series: Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching about Asia

 

 

Date: August 13, 2022  

Time: 10am-12pm EDT 

Online via Zoom

 

Join the College of Education at Michigan State University for a workshop for K-12 educators with a focus on Open Educational Resources (OER) developed at MSU to teach about Asia. The workshop is open to all K-12 teachers who are interested in using open access, restriction-free, and no-cost OER to teach about Asia. With faculty experts, you will discuss what Teaching about Asia encompasses while exploring existing resources that will benefit your classroom teaching. This workshop will deepen your understanding of the elements and design process related to accessing and creating your own OER content from Teaching about Asia. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University (MSU) with the College of Education at MSU. Michigan K-12 educators are eligible for 2 CEU hours for the workshop. For more information, please visit the MSU website https://www.education.msu.edu/international/teaching-learning-chinese/#workshop-teachers 

 

To register, please visit this link:https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dj3rqf4MQlZfxga 

 

Questions? Please contact us at TLC@msu.edu.  

 

NCTA-MSU Workshop Series: Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching about Asia
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

NCTA-MSU Workshop Series: Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching about Chinese Language and Culture

 

 

Date: June 18, 2022  

Time: 10am-12pm Eastern Time

Online via Zoom 

 

Join the College of Education at Michigan State University (MSU) for a workshop for K-12 educators that focuses on Open Educational Resources (OER) developed at MSU using authentic Chinese children’s picture books to teach about Chinese language and culture. Through Users’ Guides, instructional videos, audio books, and other resources, participants will learn the pedagogical principles and practical strategies to create more resources contributing to Chinese language and culture OER. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University (MSU) with the College of Education at MSU. Michigan K-12 educators are eligible for 2 CEU hours for the workshop. For more information, please visit the MSU websitehttps://www.education.msu.edu/international/teaching-learning-chinese/#workshop-teachers 

 

To register, please visit this link:https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dj3rqf4MQlZfxga 

 

Questions? Please contact us at TLC@msu.edu.  

 

NCTA-MSU Workshop Series: Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching about Chinese Language and Culture
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

MSU-NCTA Workshop Series: Open Education Resources (OER) for Teaching about Asia and Chinese Language and Culture

 

 

 

Please join us and the College of Education at Michigan State University for two upcoming workshops focusing on using Open Educational Resources (OER) and Chinese children's picture books to teach Chinese language.

(Program 1) 

Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching about Chinese Language and Culture 

Date: June 18, 2022  

Time: 10am-12pm Eastern Time

Online via Zoom 

 

Join the College of Education at Michigan State University (MSU) for a workshop for K-12 educators that focuses on Open Educational Resources (OER) developed at MSU using authentic Chinese children’s picture books to teach about Chinese language and culture. Through Users’ Guides, instructional videos, audio books, and other resources, participants will learn the pedagogical principles and practical strategies to create more resources contributing to Chinese language and culture OER. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University (MSU) with the College of Education at MSU. Michigan K-12 educators are eligible for 2 CEU hours for the workshop. For more information, please visit the MSU websitehttps://www.education.msu.edu/international/teaching-learning-chinese/#workshop-teachers 

 

To register, please visit this link:https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dj3rqf4MQlZfxga 

 

 

 

(Program 2) 

Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching about Asia  

Date: August 13, 2022  

Time: 10am-12pm EDT 

Online via Zoom

 

Join the College of Education at Michigan State University for a workshop for K-12 educators with a focus on Open Educational Resources (OER) developed at MSU to teach about Asia. The workshop is open to all K-12 teachers who are interested in using open access, restriction-free, and no-cost OER to teach about Asia. With faculty experts, you will discuss what Teaching about Asia encompasses while exploring existing resources that will benefit your classroom teaching. This workshop will deepen your understanding of the elements and design process related to accessing and creating your own OER content from Teaching about Asia. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University (MSU) with the College of Education at MSU. Michigan K-12 educators are eligible for 2 CEU hours for the workshop. For more information, please visit the MSU website https://www.education.msu.edu/international/teaching-learning-chinese/#workshop-teachers 

 

To register, please visit this link:https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dj3rqf4MQlZfxga 

 

Questions? Please contact us at TLC@msu.edu.  

 

Workshop Series Speakers 

 

Mengyao Chen, Instructor, College of Education at MSU 

 

Dr. Jiahang Li, Assistant Professor, College of Education at MSU 

 

Dr. Shuhan Wang, President, ELE Consulting International, LLC 

 

Event/Opportunity Type: 

Things Left Behind: Integrating Social Emotional Learning into the Classroom

 

Things Left Behind: Integrating Social Emotional Learning into the Classroom

A Film Screening and Workshop for K-12 Educators

"Things Left Behind" Trailer from Linda Hoaglund on Vimeo.

Saturday afternoon, January 29, 2022 

1:00-3:30 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)

 

Online and Synchronous Workshop

 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is receiving increased focus in schools due to the pandemic. Participants in this free film screening and workshop for K-12 educators will learn about lessons based in the humanities that encourage reflection, empathy, and an understanding of others. Participants will be given access to LindaHoaglund’s film, Things Left Behind, to view prior to the program. Things Left Behind confronts the tragedy of Hiroshima through the photographs of renowned Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako. Viewers travel with Ishiuchi to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial archive as she selects artifacts to photograph for her exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada. Notably, this was the first major international art exhibition devoted to the atomic bomb. Ishiuchis large-scale images of clothing and objects left by those who perished in the explosion take the historical event and distill it to human proportions, enabling viewers to focus on a single person and the impact of their loss. Viewers experience the exhibition through the creation of the photos, the installation, display in Vancouver, and the attendee's reaction to the photographs.   

 

We welcome K-12 educators of all disciplines to join Dean David Kenley of Dakota State University and author of Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic and educators Kachina Leigh and Michele Weaver who have co-taught at Muhlenberg High School in Laureldale, PA and currently teach art and psychology, respectively, to discuss how to bring this film into the classroom. Filmmaker LindaHoaglund will also be joining us to discuss the making of Things Left Behindand answer questions. All participants will be given a copy of the film as well as have access to a series of lessons appropriate to teachers of art, history, and literature as well as ideas on how to bring this film into other courses of study.   

 

Links to the film online will also be sent to registered participants two weeks in advance, and you will be asked to watch the film prior to the workshop. Participants in the January 29 workshop will receive a complimentary DVD of the film after the workshop.

  

For more information and to register: https://forms.gle/mTh9Gz2MBSbwkQmVA

 

Things Left Behind: Integrating Social Emotional Learning into the Classroom
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 13:00 to 15:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

Exploring Manga, Science, Peace, & Politics: The Path of Snakes and Ladders

 

Exploring Manga, Science, Peace, & Politics: The Path of Snakes and Ladders

Saturday, February 19, 2022.

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

To view the event flier, please click here.

Join us along with The Ohio State University as we explore a historical Japanese game that teaches children both the basics of physical science and world history through manga with Dr. Ann Marie Davis and NCTA alumni-educator Angie Stokes!

Entitled “Atomic Sugoroku: Comics for Science Education,” this 1949 "snakes and ladders” board game has a colorful cast of characters personifying the traits of protons, electrons, and neutrons. As players race to the final goal (in this case, World Peace), they learn how these particles act in the context of atomic science and post-war Japan. Participants in this seminar will not only explore the game of sugoroku (a centuries-old game that is still popular today), but also learn about the global history of peace politics, science, and the Nobel Prize.

In addition, workshop facilitators will share relevant teaching tools and discuss ways to incorporate these topics into wide ranging and cross-curricular classrooms.

 

To register, please click on the link here.

 

Exploring Manga, Science, Peace, & Politics: The Path of Snakes and Ladders
Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

NCTA-West Virginia Professional Development Sessions for Social Studies Teachers

NCTA - West Virginia Professional Development Sessions for Social Studies Teachers

Open to West Virigina Educators

 

Title: NCTAsia Session 1: “East Asian Case Studies in Human Geography: Agricultural and Urban Geography”

Date: August 3, 2021

Time: 1:00-2:00 PM

Location: Microsoft Teams

Description: Matthew Sudnik, a teacher at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland, will discuss AP Human Geography units 5 and 6, presenting specific lesson plans for the geography of agriculture and urban geography. Examples discussed will include the geography of tea cultivation and tea culture and a closer look at urban geography from New York, Chicago, and Detroit to Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore. 

Location: Microsoft Teams 

Join on your computer or mobile app 

Link to registerhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-asian-case-studies-in-human-geography-agricultural-and-urban-geograph-tickets-151675075233

 

 

Title: NCTAsia Session 2: Dynasty Smackdown

Date: August 3, 2021

Time: 2:30-3:30 PM

Location: Microsoft Teams

Description: Historical debates can be fun and educational. In this presentation we’ll look at one way to turn a dry, document based discussion into a smack down, drag-out, no holds barred, debate. This tool is appropriate for 7-12 classrooms and with some modification can be used at the elementary level. Students learn important research skills, historical analysis and interpretation, and have a great time doing it. Presenter Matt Roberts is the Social Studies Department Chair at Pine-Richland High School in Allegheny County. He teaches 10th grade World History and 12th grade Asian Studies and AP Psychology.

Location: Microsoft Teams  

Join on your computer or mobile app

Link to registerhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/dynasty-smackdown-tickets-151675518559

 

For more information on the entire week-long professional development series, go to:

 

https://wvde.us/instructional-support-professional-learning-forum/

 
NCTA-West Virginia Professional Development Sessions for Social Studies Teachers
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 13:00 to 15:30
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Microsoft Teams

Asian Studies Center at University of Pittsburgh: Exploring Taiwanese Indigeneity through Film K-14 Educators Workshop

Friday, June 11, 2021

6:00pm - 7:30pm (Eastern Time)

 

Join our colleagues at the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh for this K-12 workshop which will use excerpts from Umin Boya’s film Kano, based on a true story depicting the multi-ethnic Kano baseball team from Japanese-era Taiwan, to explore the complex relationships of Taiwan’s past and present.

 
The richness and diversity of Taiwan’s history is marked by its complex interactions and relations among indigenous peoples, waves of immigrants from Mainland China, and colonizers from both the West and East. The workshop will provide educators with content and resources that can readily be incorporated in the classroom in order to explore Taiwan and topics related to its fascinating history.
 
To register, please click on the link here: https://tinyurl.com/PIttKano
Asian Studies Center at University of Pittsburgh: Exploring Taiwanese Indigeneity through Film K-14 Educators Workshop
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

Asian Studies Center at University of Pittsburgh: Media and Mediation in East Asia: Historical and and Pedagogical Applications for the K-14 Classroom

 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

6:00-8:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Media in all of its various manifestations—old and new, print and virtual, film and video, analog and digital, recorded and streamed, journalistic, artistic, “Youkued” “Weiboed” and “WeChatified”—defines the cutting edge of new and emergent cultural forms in Asia. This is most certainly true of the present, but it is also characteristic of the past, and of the way in which histories of different periods, encompassing different regions, can be understood.

 

Join our friends at the Asian Studies Center held in conjunction with their Summer Institute for East Asian Studies on "Media and Mediation in East Asia: Assemblages and Global Flows." The workshop will use the example of China as a case study to explore the history and role of media throughout East Asia's varied past and present. ACT 48 hours available for PA educators; certificates of completion available for all participants. Zoom meeting link will be mailed to participants upon registration.

 

To register, please click here: https://tinyurl.com/MediaK14Workshop

Asian Studies Center at University of Pittsburgh: Media and Mediation in East Asia: Historical and and Pedagogical Applications for the K-14 Classroom
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

Teaching China through the Arts: NCTA - Brooklyn Museum of Art Virtual Teaching Workshop

Thursday, May 20, 2021

5:30pm - 7:30pm (EASTERN TIME)
 
Join us online for a free elementary educator professional development workshop, held in conjunction with the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, to learn about the "Arts of China," a new online resources and Teaching Toolkit designed to support culturally inclusive learning by introducing students to the complexity and diversity of China. Hear Joan Cummins, the Lisa and Bernard Selz Senior Curator of Asian Art, present on key themes and artworks from the museum’s recently reinstalled Arts of Asia exhibition. Then, work with New York City public school teachers Sara Greenfield, Zach Lombardi, and Lisa Rosado, who model activities and share strategies for incorporating Chinese history and culture into the classroom through an arts-integrated approach.
 
This program is free, but registration is required. The Arts of China online resource and Teaching Toolkit are designed with third grade students in mind, but teachers of all ages and subject areas are welcome to attend. Complimentary teaching materials will be sent to the first 50 public school elementary teachers who register for and attend the entire two hour program. All K-12 Educators will receive Certificates of Completion for attending the entire program. Pennsylvania educators will receive Act 48 hours.
 
Offered to: New York State teachers as well as Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
 
This program will be conducted through Zoom (once we receive your registration, we will email you the Zoom link for the program)
 
To register, please click on this link: https://forms.gle/hrm2DibuZfnWsrHr8
 
Teaching China through the Arts: NCTA - Brooklyn Museum of Art Virtual Teaching Workshop
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 17:30 to 19:30
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

From Our Classrooms to Yours: Creating Connections: Engaging Students Through a New Screen with Kamishibai

May 5, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Eastern Time) / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Central Time)
 
This workshop is open to K-12 educators in our 11 state region (Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)

Please join us for this session to learn the art of Kamishibai - an activity that is sure to capture your students' imaginations so you can end your school year with a bang!  

 

Explore the tradition of Japanese kamishibai storytelling and see how it has been transformed to become a pedagogical tool used across the curriculum and around the globe. In this workshop, teachers will examine how to identify themes in their content area and learn how to engage their students in developing those themes using the kamishibai box format. Using this interactive, hands-on method, students will discover new ways to “learn through a screen” while developing sequencing, cause/effect, and cultural competency skills in a wide range of lessons ranging from fairy tales and folklore to sustainability and socio-emotional learning.   

  

Presenters are Angie Stokes, Wayne Trace High School and Mary Rice, Leigh University NCTA seminar leader.

Pennsylvania educators who participate in the workshop will receive ACT 48 Hours (educators from other states will receive a certificate of completion for professional development.)  

To Register, please click on the link here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vf--oqj4rHdxcy6gMuluckUjSb6_EOLN8

 
From Our Classrooms to Yours: Creating Connections: Engaging Students Through a New Screen with Kamishibai
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

Teaching the Asian Olympics and Paralympics: Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, and Beyond

Saturday, April 17, 2021

9:00am-12:10pm (Eastern Time)

No events draw the world’s attention like the Olympics and Paralympics, especially for the host city and country. As we approach this summer’s games, we explore the many meanings of the Olympics for China, Japan, and South Korea, from displaying recovery to promoting democracy. We also highlight the Paralympics and the ways that Asian hosts have contributed to the Paralympic movement. 

 
Join Dr. Ethan Segal, other scholars and master NCTA alums for an intriguing, engaging session, that will offer learning, interactive conversation, and practical suggestions for how to incorporate the Olympics and Paralympics into your teaching.
 
Pennsylvania and Michigan educators who participate in the workshop will receive ACT 48 Hours (educators from other states will receive a certificate of completion for professional development.)  
 
This workshop is open to K-12 educators in our 11 state region (Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)
 
To register, please visit this link: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Dx3UFWkofxuqi2
Teaching the Asian Olympics and Paralympics: Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, and Beyond
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 09:00 to 12:10
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

From Our Classroom To Yours: Dynasty Smackdown

From Our Classrooms to Yours: Dynasty Smackdown Interactive Workshop 

Matthew Roberts (April 14; 6:00-8:00 p.m. EDT) 

 

“Your dynasty is so weak you lost to Korea FOUR TIMES! You're like the Buffalo Bills of China.” 

 

“Oh yea, then why are we so Suite?!” 

 

Historical debates can be fun and educational. In this presentation we’ll look at one way to turn a dry, document-based discussion into a smack down, drag-out, no holds barred, debate. This tool is appropriate for 7-12 classrooms and with some modification can be used at the elementary level. Students learn important research skills, historical analysis and interpretation, and have a great time doing it.  

 

Matt Roberts is the Social Studies Department Chair at Pine-Richland High School in Allegheny County. He teaches 10th grade World History and 12th grade Asian Studies and AP Psychology. Matt has given several presentations for NCTA including “The Physics of the Samurai Sword” and “The Neuroscience of Buddhism.” Through NCTA, he has traveled to China and Japan and most recently co-led the 2019 Study tour “China: The Space Between Us.” Matt’s interests include curriculum development, travel, health and wellness, and traditional woodworking. 

 

 Please Reigster Here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdeqorTsrHdS4v9aExAe-f3qx0Jqec-Je

Pennsylvania educators who participate in the workshop will receive ACT 48 Hours (educators from other states will receive a certificate of completion for professional development.)  

 
This workshop is open to K-12 educators in our 11 state region (Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia)

 

 

From Our Classroom To Yours:

An NCTA Master Teacher Workshop Series

A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom. 

Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

Each presentation will provide Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers and Certificates of Completion for teachers from other states.

 
From Our Classroom To Yours: Dynasty Smackdown
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

From Our Classroom To Yours: Worldviews and Belief Systems

 

From Our Classrooms to Yours: “Worldviews and Belief Systems” 

Michael-Ann Cerniglia (March 18; 6:00-8:00 p.m. EDT)  

 

This presentation will examine the foundations of world beliefs, how (and why!) to teach about them in a social studies classroom, and ways to help students see their relevancy in the world today. Participants will learn most directly about the basic tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Emphasis will be placed on the worldviews that underpin each faith, how they are connected, and how they are distinct. Resources will be shared and opportunity to work in collaborative online groups will be given, to simulate the student learning experience.  

 

Michael-Ann Cerniglia is the Senior School History Department Chair at Sewickley Academy, an independent school north of Pittsburgh, PA, where she teaches Grades 10-12 AP European history, AP US Government and Politics, and global studies electives. Most relevant to today's presentation, she teaches a course called "World Religions," which examines the five major world religions and how they interact with the cultures in which they engage.  At school, she commits her time to curriculum, equity and inclusion initiatives, student clubs, and professional development opportunities that present themselves. Michael-Ann is passionate about global experiences in teaching, literature, film, technology, communication, and travel. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two daughters. 

  

 

From Our Classroom To Yours:

An NCTA Master Teacher Workshop Series

A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom. 

Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

Each presentation will provide Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers and Certificates of Completion for teachers from other states.

 

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

NCTA-Delaware: AP Human Geography: Agriculture and Urban Geography

Special Opportunity for Delaware Teachers

February 12, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Special Opportunity for Delaware Teachers: Matthew Sudnik, a teacher of Human Geography and History Department Chair at The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, will discuss AP Human Geography Unites 5 and 6, presenting specific lesson plans for the geography of agriculture and urban geography. Examples discussed will include the geography of tea cultivation and tea culture in East Asia and a closer look at urban geography from New York, Chicago, and Detroit to Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore. Participants will receive a copy of Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser after the program.

To register for this program, please visit this link: https://forms.gle/EDwTRMhbaTxecPgK6

The program is co-sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia at the University of Pittsburgh with the Delaware Department of Education.

Matthew Sudnik is the History Department Chair at The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia. He previously served as Director of the Scholars Program at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Matthew has taught courses in World History, Human Geography, Philosophy, and Humanities. He completed his NCTA 30-hour Seminar in 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh and traveled with NCTA on study tours to China (2011), Japan (2012, 2017), and Taiwan (2019). He is also currently the workshop coordinator for NCTA in Northern Virginia, a program of the NCTA coordinating site at the University of Colorado. 

 

NCTA-Delaware: AP Human Geography: Agriculture and Urban Geography
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

From Our Classroom To Yours: Shibori - the Japanese Art of Shaped Resist Dyeing

From Our Classrooms to Yours: “Shibori - the Japanese Art of Shaped Resist Dyeing” 

  Kachina Leigh (February 25; 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST) 

 

From the science of dyeing to the mathematical precision of the patterns, shibori is a form of art that is applicable across multiple disciplines and age groups. This presentation will start with a brief history of shibori in Japan and move to the present day. Resources, practical tips, and suggestions for the use of non-traditional materials 

will be addressed, enabling teachers to share this art form with students in elementary grades to high school.   

 

Kachina Leigh is an artist and educator who teaches studio art and art history at Muhlenberg High School in Reading, Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree in English literature, French, and art history at Albright College and holds an MA from Temple University in art history, where she focused on 19th century French artists. She recently completed her MFA at the University of the Arts. Kachina has spent over 20 years at Muhlenberg and is part of a team-taught course called Global Studies in which she, a music teacher, English teacher, and social studies teacher work collaboratively to introduce students to cultures around the globe. She has written about lessons for journals such as Art & Activities. Her work with the Freeman Foundation’s National Consortium for Teaching About Asia has led to numerous educational opportunities for her and her students, as well as the privilege of writing for Education About Asia. Kachina completed her NCTA seminar work in 2009 and traveled to Japan as part of a study tour in 2010. Kachina teaches AP Art History as well as AP studio, and maintains an independent studio at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, Pennsylvania where she focuses on teaching advanced textile techniques.  Her work can be seen at www.kachinaleigh.com.   

 

This program is Co-Sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania.   

  

 Registration Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUudOGuqD4sH9S-C3OXAiHYrhiph04EIN-_ 

 

 

From Our Classroom To Yours:

An NCTA Master Teacher Workshop Series

A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom. 

Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

Each presentation will provide Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers and Certificates of Completion for teachers from other states.

 

 

From Our Classroom To Yours: Shibori - the Japanese Art of Shaped Resist Dyeing
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

Behind the Screens: Exploring the Artistic Environments of Edo Japan

 
Film Screening
Thursday, January 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm (Eastern Time) / 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
 
 
Educator Workshop
Saturday, January 23, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Eastern Time) / 9:00 am - 11:00 am
 
For K-12 educators in Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
 

Join the Pitt NCTA and SCREENSHOT:ASIA in bringing the artistic milieu of Edo Period Japan into your classroom with Edo Avant Garde, Linda Hoaglund's new documentary film on creativity in Japanese painting. In this film screening and workshop,  NCTA master teachers will share their lesson ideas with you on how to take a single resource like the Edo Avant Garde documentary and use it in a multiplicity of ways in the classroom. 

Presenters Angie Stokes and Kachina Leigh will challenge participants to think about how to draw on this resource for ways to teach about history, culture, biodiversity, religion, and art. In advance of the workshop on January 23rd, participants are expected to attend the screening of the film on January 21 (which will include an introduction and Q&A with the film's director Linda Hoaglund).  All those who participate in both the screening and the workshop will be sent a free DVD of the film (the DVD will be sent out after the workshop).

Pennsylvania educators who want Act 48 must attend both the screening and workshop. Certificates of Completion available upon request for educators who attend both the screening and workshop.

The workshop will be conducted through Zoom. The film screening will be conducted through Vimeo.  We will email you both links. 

 
To register for the program, please visit the link: https://forms.gle/1FKAQ5oWQ1sHN86A6
 
Behind the Screens: Exploring the Artistic Environments of Edo Japan
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

NCTA Workshop: More Than Just K-POP: Take the Journey of Korea

NCTA Workshop: "More Than Just K-POP: Take the Journey of Korea

February 13, 2021 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Eastern Time) / 9:00 am - 11:00 am (Central Time)

Uncover some of the most exciting cultural icons of this country through an interactive exploration of Korea! From the 7th century Cheomseongdae Observatory to the 15th century development of the Hangul writing system to today's efforts in preserving Moon Bear populations, join us on this virtual tour of South Korea's geography and history while learning how to use these   activities in your own classroom. The participants will not only learn about how to incorporate Korean content in the classroom in a fun, engaging way, they will also learn how to modify the current game or create their own board game to explore other countries or subjects. 


This workshop will be conducted over Zoom. All K-12 Educators (pre-service and in-service teachers, librarians, and administrators are welcomed.


To register, please click the link below: 


 
To learn more, please check out the website at: https://easc.osu.edu/events/ncta-feb13
NCTA Workshop: More Than Just K-POP: Take the Journey of Korea
Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

Pandemic Pedagogy:  COVID-19 and Education about Asia

February 2, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Eastern Time) / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Central Time)

With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world responded by closing borders, shutting down market access, and stoking xenophobic nationalism. The so-called “China virus” led to a metaphorical pandemic of anti-Asian sentiment, with numerous companies, governments, and individuals infected. The study of Asia and cross-cultural difference has rarely been more important than now.  Come join the authors of Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic to discuss ways in which we can use case studies from the pandemic to enhance our Asia-related curriculum.  

Participants will engage in conversation with the authors and will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

To register, please click on the link below: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudOGupj0tGNwbF3rdeM7phUECzRJQfP6W

Pandemic Pedagogy:  COVID-19 and Education about Asia
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 19:00 to 21:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

From Our Classroom To Yours: The Joys of Tangrams

From Our Classrooms to Yours: “The Joy of Tangrams” 

 Karen Gaul (January 14; 6:00-8:00 p.m. EST)

For K-12 educators in Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

 

This presentation shows how tangrams are much more than a simple Chinese puzzle. Participants will learn about the colorful history of tangrams including origin legends, their somewhat mysterious inception, and use of the puzzle by famous enthusiasts, all while deepening their understanding of Chinese history. Opportunities for hands-on exploration of puzzles from basic forms through seemingly unsolvable paradoxes promise to be both fun and challenging to participants. While the math classroom might be the obvious place for tangrams in school, we will also explore creative applications across the K-12 curriculum. Information on resources applicable to all grade levels will be shared.  

 

Karen Gaul recently completed her seventeenth year as an educator at Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently a fifth-grade teacher, having taught third grade for the first 10 years of her Winchester Thurston career. In addition to providing students with a dynamic and engaging learning environment, Karen is passionate about global education. Karen is a regular presenter at NCTA seminars and has also contributed to the University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center teacher outreach program. Her curricular work has been published in Education About Asia, The East Asian Gateway for Linking Educators, and UCIS International Outreach. Karen currently serves on the NCTA teacher advisory board for the national coordinating site at the University of Pittsburgh. She participated in the 2009 NCTA study tour, “Migration and Identity: A Study Tour of China and Vietnam.” In 2011 Karen established a partnership between Winchester Thurston and Beijing’s Peking University Elementary School. This partnership annually welcomes over thirty fifth graders from Beijing to Winchester Thurston classrooms for a two-week immersive experience. 

 

For K-12 educators in Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. 

 

Participants from those 11 states will receive a free set of tangrams after the program.

  

To register, please click on this link: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdumupz8qEtVtobgu4hADqh6BBuvhaLn6

 

 

Part of the series:

 

From Our Classroom To Yours:

An NCTA Master Teacher Workshop Series

A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom. 

Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

Each presentation will provide Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers and Certificates of Completion for teachers from other states.

 

From Our Classroom To Yours: The Joys of Tangrams
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

From Our Classroom To Yours: "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress"

From Our Classrooms to Yours: “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” 

 Michele Beauchamp (December 9; 6:00-8:00 p.m. EST) 

 

In this workshop, the presenter will discuss Dai Sijie's novel Balzac and Little Chinese Seamstress as an artifact of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and how we might read fictional text as a way to understand this period of China’s history. Ms. Beauchamp will present an analysis of the author’s treatment of various themes such as literacy, censorship, love, and friendship. The workshop will include approaches to teaching the novel, such as the role of the transformative storyteller and Sijie's use of intertextuality. In addition, we will explore ways in which teachers might use Sijie's 2005 film adaptation of his novel as a stand-alone film study or as an extension of teaching the text.  

 

Michele Beauchamp is an English teacher at Manheim Township High School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She received her MEd from the University of Pittsburgh and for the past 25 years she has taught all levels of secondary English Language Arts. Michele incorporates Asian literature into her coursework and provides colleagues with resources for teaching about Asia.  

 

Michele became involved with NCTA 2008 when she took the 30-hour seminar. She has participated in two NTCA study tours and has taken advantage of numerous opportunities to study about Asia. Last year she started training to lead NCTA seminars and recently co-lead a book study series and a mini-lecture on the Japanese novel GO.

 

To register, please click on this link: https://forms.gle/BRTDNt82UqXv2ZkA9

 

From Our Classroom To Yours: "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress"
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

From Our Classroom To Yours: That's Lama with One 'L': Exploring Tibetan Buddhism in the Social Studies Classroom

From Our Classrooms to Yours:

“That's Lama with One 'L': Exploring Tibetan Buddhism in the Social Studies Classroom” 

 Stephanie Rizas (November 16; 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST) 

 

Are you curious about Tibetan Buddhism and how it can be incorporated in the classroom? This presentation is for you! We will discuss the basic tenets of Tibetan Buddhism with a focus on some of the more unique aspects of its believers: the use of the mandala, khora, and the role of reincarnation. We will discuss and use clips from various films, including Unmistaken Child, Kundun, and Seven Years in Tibet. We will discuss the political role of the Dalai Lama and the future of Tibetan Buddhism in modern China as well. Prepare to learn, to meditate, and to admire the beauty of Tibetan Buddhism!  

 

Stephanie Rizas teaches IB History and East Asian History to 11th and 12th graders in Montgomery County, Maryland. She is a passionate proponent of inclusive curriculum and pedagogy and spends time at school both planning engaging lessons and supporting inclusive initiatives and student clubs. Outside of school, Stephanie enjoys traveling the world - most recently with a trip to Tibet and Nepal with fellow NCTA teachers. She lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband and two children.

 

To register, please click on this link: https://forms.gle/dbDd65knQnayJ6x89

 

 

From Our Classroom To Yours:

An NCTA Master Teacher Workshop Series

A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom. 

Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

Each presentation will provide Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers and Certificates of Completion for teachers from other states.

 
From Our Classroom To Yours: That's Lama with One 'L': Exploring Tibetan Buddhism in the Social Studies Classroom
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

NCTA-AMAM at Oberlin College: Perspectives in East Asian Art

NCTA-AMAM at Oberlin College: Perspectives in East Asian Art

Thursday, October 29, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Partnering with the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) at Oberlin College, this interactive presentation will provide an overview of the East Asian art collection at the AMAM, with examples of how to interpret works of art from the collection using different disciplinary lenses.

Join museum curators in exploring renowned works of art through Augmented Reality (AR), and gain access to FREE online resources for K–12, including standard-driven lesson plans for cross-disciplinary and differentiated learning.  
 
The programs will be conducted by Zoom. You can sign up for one or all of these presentations. Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers provided. Certificates of Completion available upon request for teachers who attend.
 
To register, please visit the link here: https://forms.gle/qQaBHuGLN75KbZxn8
NCTA-AMAM at Oberlin College: Perspectives in East Asian Art
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:30
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

Teaching About Climate Change: Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, and Action Teacher Workshop with Choices Program

Teaching About Climate Change: Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, and Action Teacher Workshop with Choices Program

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Join our partners at the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh for the Choices Program in an exploration of its 8- to 10-day unit, Climate Change and Questions of Justice. We'll explore the readings, lessons, and videos that are part of the unit, and discuss ways to implement each in diverse classroom settings, including tips for using the unit in remote settings and/or project-based classrooms. The countries covered include China, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Freiburg (Germany), Colombia, Haiti and parts of the USA. All participants will receive a two-year Digital Editions license to the curriculum and Act 48 credit hours. This is a two-hour, participatory, online workshop, with an additional hour of prep work required. The program is co-sponsored with the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

To register, please click the link here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBXvImwnyKg6BkFqFs-cIe_SMxPBgY7oVTYlm4x3fCBLzyoA/viewform

Teaching About Climate Change: Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, and Action Teacher Workshop with Choices Program
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 17:00 to 19:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

From Our Classroom To Yours: Picture This! Traveling Through Time with Japanese Art and Manga

From Our Classroom To Yours:

An NCTA Master Teacher Workshop Series

A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom. 

Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

Each presentation will provide Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers and Certificates of Completion for teachers from other states.

 

From Our Classrooms to Yours: “Picture This! Traveling Through Time with Japanese Art and Manga” 

    Angie Stokes (October 10; 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT)

 

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020

 

Time: 1:00-3:00pm EST 

 

 

Free Open to teachers in Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia via Zoom (meeting link details sent later).

 

 

Come follow the “Journey along the Tōkaidō,” a series of engaging K-12 lesson plans compiled by East Asian Studies faculty at The Ohio State University with support from the Japan Foundation. This robust online teaching resource emphasizes change over time while comparing global cultures through the lenses of art and manga from Early Modern and Modern Japan (ca. 1800s to 1930s). Webinar participants will discover new ways to engage students in this exploration of Japan’s most important trade route, the Eastern Sea Route (the Tōkaidō), which has connected Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka since ancient times. While exploring the historical significance of the Tōkaidō, Dr. Ann Marie Davis (OSU) will discuss the “Tōkaidō Manga Scroll” (Tōkaidō gojūsantsugimanga emaki), created in 1921 by 18 members of the Tokyo Manga Association, vis-a-vis The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō, a famous series of woodblock prints by celebrated artist Andō Hiroshige (1797-1858). Angie Stokes, junior high and high school art teacher, will take participants through several parts of the curriculum to share the ways in which she has used these close-looking activities in her own classroom as a means for engaging students of all abilities. 

  

Angie Stokes is the art teacher at Wayne Trace Junior/Senior High School in Haviland, Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree in art and history at the University of St. Francis and her Master's in Teaching from Chatham University.  She spent five years with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh as a lead teacher and program director before returning to the classroom where she has spent 15 years teaching courses in social studies and art for grades 1 through 12.  She currently enjoys teaching her AP Art History, East Asian Art History, and a variety of other studios along with working with the Freeman Foundation's National Consortium for Teaching About Asia as one of their NextGen Teacher Leaders.  

 

Ann Marie Davis is Assistant Professor and Japanese Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University. In her current position, she manages OSU’s Japanese Studies Collections, including its world class Manga Collection, one of the largest collections of Japanese comics outside of Japan. Prior to her work at OSU, she was a History professor at Connecticut College where she taught courses on Japanese History, East Asian Empire and Expansion, and the History of Women and Gender in Modern Japan. She earned a Masters in Regional Studies-East Asia at Harvard University; a PhD in Japanese History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and a Masters in Library Science at Southern Connecticut State University. Her recent book manuscript, Imagining Prostitution in Modern Japan, 1850–1913, was published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, in 2019. 

 

 

 To Register, please click on the link: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d9VW0vUGbu5MxaR

 

From Our Classroom To Yours: Picture This! Traveling Through Time with Japanese Art and Manga
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

NCTA-MIA Ties that Bind: Connecting the U.S. and East Asia

NCTA-MIA Ties That Bind: Connecting the U.S. and East Asia

October 3, 2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Central Time) / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)

This free online workshop is intended for Minnesota Educators who would like to discover the historical links between Asia and Minnesota. 

The “Ties that Bind project https://www.historypin.org/en/FCCEAS-TiesThatBind is a teacher-researched project documenting connections between East Asia and the U.S. These ties began with whalers and traders in the colonial era and continue until today. In this workshop, learn from classroom teachers about early ties in the greater Boston area and more contemporary ties beyond before moving on to explore some Minnesota ties. Learn how to research your own topics to enhance your curriculum, and how to add your discoveries to the project. The workshop will also include an introduction to the resources at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Dr. Anne Prescott of the Five College Center for East Asian Studies and NCTA Director, will lead this workshop. 

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Pittsburgh NCTA. 

Participation will be capped at 50. Registered participants will receive a link for the workshop on Friday, Oct. 2.  

 

To register for this event, please visit the link: https://forms.gle/ZGFFd9QKjULDygTF9

 

 

Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, the Five College Center for East Asian Studies, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. 

 

 

NCTA-MIA Ties that Bind: Connecting the U.S. and East Asia
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

From Our Classroom To Yours: East Asian Case Studies in Human Geography: Population, Migration, and Innovation

From Our Classroom To Yours:

An NCTA Master Teacher Workshop Series

A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom. 

Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

Each presentation will provide Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers and Certificates of Completion for teachers from other states.

  

From Our Classrooms to Yours: East Asian Case Studies in Human Geography: Population, Migration, and Innovation 

 Matthew Sudnik (September 21; 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT) 

 

How do you teach about East Asia or use the many outstanding classroom resources of NCTA if you do not teach an Asian Studies course? Over the past ten years of my association with NCTA, I have incorporated Asia content and case studies into general history, social studies, and humanities classes. During this workshop, I would like to share three examples from my AP Human Geography class:  

 

* Population and Demographic Transition through a comparison of Japan’s declining birth rates with Northern India 

* Migration of Chinese workers from villages to cities - Factory GirlsGirls on the Line, and Ai Wei Wei's documentary Human Flow 

* Innovation in North and South Korea: a tale of two industrializations

 

Matthew Sudnik is the History Department Chair at The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia. He previously served as Director of the Scholars Program at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Matthew has taught courses in World History, Human Geography, Philosophy, and Humanities. He completed his NCTA 30-hour Seminar in 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh and traveled with NCTA on study tours to China (2011), Japan (2012, 2017), and Taiwan (2019). He is also currently the workshop coordinator for NCTA in Northern Virginia, a program of the NCTA coordinating site at the University of Colorado.   

 

 To Register, please click on the link: https://forms.gle/LSagTMngorZJg6f66

 

From Our Classroom To Yours: East Asian Case Studies in Human Geography: Population, Migration, and Innovation
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

Teaching on the Silk Roads: An NCTA Online Workshop for K-12 Educators

Thursday, August 20, 2020

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Viewing world history from the vantage point of the Silk Roads can challenge the Eurocentrism of mainstream history and introduce a more balanced view of the past. In this online workshop, Dr. Margarita Delgado Creamer (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Thomas R. Mueller (California University of Pennsylvania) will explore with us the global significance of this trade network that connected India, Central and East Asia, and Europe for over a thousand years. We will especially focus on the development and spread of Buddhism and also discuss the momentous discovery of the largest cache of historic documents and artifacts found in the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang that bear witness to the cultural, religious, social and commercial activity that took place along the Silk Roads.  Part of our exploration of the Silk Roads will involve interactive mapping (using ArcGIS Online) which teachers and students can use throughout the school year to:
1)    Complete a distance analysis of the locations along the Silk Roads
2)    Examine the landscapes of the Silk Roads
3)    Evaluate "the reach" of the Silk Roads in terms of goods, cultures and diseases
 
All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for professional development reporting. Pennsylvania educators will receive Act 48 professional development hours.
 
To register for this program, please click here: 
 
The program will be conducted via Zoom.
 
This program is sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (funded by the Freeman Foundation) at the University of Pittsburgh.  Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center,  European Studies Center, and Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. 
 
Teaching on the Silk Roads: An NCTA Online Workshop for K-12 Educators
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:30
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

75 Years Later: Rethinking Japan, World War II and the Atomic Bombs

75 Years Later: Rethinking Japan, World War II and the Atomic Bombs 

A Single-Evening Online Program for NCTA Alumni

Thursday, August 13, 2020

7:00 - 9:20 pm

Program is currently offered to Michigan teachers at this time.

In August 1945, atomic bombs destroyed two Japanese cities. For some, it meant the end of World War II and the dawn of the nuclear age, but for others, the start of years of pain and suffering. What have seventy-five years helped us to understand about political events and the end of the war? Why do Japan and the United States, allies today, remember the bombs so differently? How have writers and artists, including hibakusha (survivors), attempted to convey their experiences through art and literature? Join us for answers to these and other questions in a stimulating session of learning that may lead you rethink old assumptions. Led by:

Professor Ethan Segal (Department of History, Michigan State University), who will speak on the significance and impact of the bombs, political decisions in 1945, and different ways of remembering.

Professor Laura Hein (Department of History, Northwestern University), who will speak on the art of survivors and others who depict the suffering and ravages of war.
 
Professor Kyle Greenwalt (Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University), who will guide discussion of pedagogical approaches and    introduce some practical teaching techniques.
 
To view our flier for this program, please click the link here.
 
Michigan Teachers: earn 2.0 SCECHs (provided at no charge, pending MDOE approval).
 
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: apply today at https://forms.gle/bqiJXEyprK2KuXzQ9
Space is limited. Course will be conducted via Zoom; link will be provided to accepted applicants.
 
Questions or Coments? Contact Dr. Ethan Segal at segale@msu.edu
 
This learning opportunity made possible by the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, the MSU Asian Studies Center, and the University Center for International Studies and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

75 Years Later: Rethinking Japan, World War II and the Atomic Bombs
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:20
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
online via Zoom

DIA Summer Workshop Series: Being Diplomatic: How Art Helps to Spread Ideas (High School)

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.
 
BEING DIPLOMATIC: How Art Helps to Spread Ideas (High School Grade Level)
Thursday, July 23, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern Time)
This workshop is geared toward high school teachers of all disciplines and will help them to learn about the dynamic exchange of objects and ideas throughout East Asia through the spread of Buddhism while gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of cultural exchange over time. Professor Hongyu Wu, Assistant Professor of Religion at Ohio Northern University, will speak about mandalas and the use of Buddhist images in art.
 
 
DIA Summer Workshop Series: Being Diplomatic: How Art Helps to Spread Ideas (High School)
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:30
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

DIA Summer Workshop Series: A Perfectly Material World: Exploring Objects in East Asian Art (Middle)

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.
 

 

A PERFECTLY MATERIAL WORLD: Exploring Objects in East Asian Art (Middle School Grade Level)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern Time)
This workshop is geared toward middle school teachers of all disciplines and will help them to better identify the materials and techniques used by East Asian artists to create their work by investigating the studio environment of the literati scholar and artist. Professor Yunshuang Zhang, Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University, will speak about material culture and the development of the literati's studio in China.
 
 
DIA Summer Workshop Series: A Perfectly Material World: Exploring Objects in East Asian Art (Middle)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:30
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

DIA Summer Workshop Series: Symbol and Story: Investigating Imagery in East Asian Art (Elementary)

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.
 
SYMBOL AND STORY: Investigating Imagery in East Asian Art (Elementary Grade Level)
Thursday, July 16, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern Time)
This workshop is geared toward elementary teachers of all disciplines and will help them to gain a better understanding of the use of symbolic imagery in East Asian art. Participants will be able to strengthen cross-curricular lessons by learning new ways of connecting various symbols in artistic works with the specific plants, animals, and cultures. Professor Brian Dowdle, Associate Professor of Japanese at the University of Montana, will speak about the use of botanical imagery and other important symbols in Japanese art.
DIA Summer Workshop Series: Symbol and Story: Investigating Imagery in East Asian Art (Elementary)
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:30
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom

USC US-China Institute: What's at Stake in Xinjiang

USC US-China Institute: What's at Stake in Xinjiang

Saturday, May 9, 2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time

(12 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern Time)

 

The USC U.S. - China Institute is offering a complimentary online workshop featuring presentations by scholars with expertise on Xinjiang and Uyghur history, culture and life. 

An estimated one million people, mainly Uyghurs, have been detained in Xinjiang without charge, a fixed sentence, or the right to appeal. After initially denying the existence of these centers, Chinese officials now insist they are vocational schools to combat religious extremism, separatism and terrorism. Heavy surveillance and discriminatory policies have been documented in the region for years, but this massive program of preventive detention and “transformation through education” is unprecedented and has been condemned by many. Outside the centers, technological advances are utilized to monitor and control the population.



Our symposium features presentations by scholars with expertise on Xinjiang and Uyghur history, culture and life. They will discuss Uyghur beliefs and Chinese government policies in the region. Is this cultural genocide? Or is it a measured and essential effort to preserve stability and foster development? What can or should governments, organizations and individuals outside China do?

 

Register for the webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vi1EzjL6TLauST4ARy3IlA

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Speakers 

Elise Anderson - Sr. Program Officer for Research & Advocacy, Uyghur Human Rights Project

Dr. Elise Anderson earned dual PhD degrees in Central Eurasian Studies and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University-Bloomington in August 2019. Her doctoral research, which is based on years of primary research in the Uyghur region, focuses on the relationships between Uyghur music and politics. She is fluent in Uyghur and proficient in Mandarin. In 2019, she served as Liu Xiaobo Fellow at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, a U.S. federal commission tasked with monitoring the status of human rights and the rule of law in the PRC.

 

Dru Gladney - Professor & Chair of Anthropology, Pomona College

Dru Gladney specializes in the peoples, cultures and politics along the ancient and modern Silk Road—in particular, issues of globalization and transnationalism in China and its close neighbors. Over the last few years, he has engaged in a large comparative survey of nomadic families in Western China, bolstered by in-depth fieldwork with nomadic Kazakhs in the Altai Mountains bordering China and Mongolia.

 

 

Nurnisa Kurban - Board Member, Uyghur LA
 
Dr. Nurnisa Kurban is an Uyghur American and Board member of Uyghur LA. She is also an assistant principal at Helen Bernstein High School. Her goal is to educate people about Uyghurs and the human rights violations and atrocities that they are facing in China.

 

 

 

 

Register for the webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vi1EzjL6TLauST4ARy3IlA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

USC US-China Institute: What's at Stake in Xinjiang
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:00 to 15:00
Online Workshop
Event Location: 
Online