Illinois 2019-2020

Traditional East Asia:

Michigan State University Summer Residental Seminar

June 15 – 19, 2020

Daily from 9:00am – 4:00pm with one evening meeting

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

APPLY NOW for this content-rich seminar for K-12 educators. Designed as an introduction to the premodern histories and cultures of CHINA, JAPAN, and KOREA, the course will encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in Geography, History, Social Studies, and World Literature. Media specialists, librarians, art teachers, and world language teachers are also encouraged to apply. There will be special emphasis on pedagogy, bestpractices, classroom applications, and resources.

This seminar will provide you with valuable content and resources to implement the study of East Asia into your curriculum in keeping with your state’s academic standards as well as geography and world history standards. No previous background in Asia is assumed. Teams of teachers as well as teachers in schools with NCTA alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.

Open to all Michigan and Illinois K-12 teachers,  librarians and educators.


SEMINAR DATES: June 15-19, 2020,

with one six-hour follow-up session in the fall.


BENEFITS: Teachers who attend all classes and complete all requirements will receive:

- $200 stipend and certificate of completion

- $200 in teaching materials, inclu. a free textbook and year’s subscription to Education About Asia

- 30 SCECH hours (for Michigan teachers)

- Status as National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) alumni. Alumni status gives you eligibility to participate in a variety of NCTA programs and study tours.


RESIDENTIAL OPTION: We can offer a limited number of subsidized  dorm rooms for participants who would have to travel more than 80  miles to East Lansing (including those coming from out of state).  Please indicate your interest in the residential option in your online application. 


Apply online here:

Please check out our informational flier here.


Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh coordinating site for the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia and Michigan State University.


QUESTIONS? Email us:

Adam Coldren

Ethan Segal

Kyle Greenwalt



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