The East Asia Gateway for Linking Educators (EAGLE)
The East Asia Gateway for Linking Educators (EAGLE) is an online tool created for NCTA alumni and current participants. It includes a variety of features, such as:
Teaching Materials Catalog: A database of Asia-related materials (books, curriculum units, videos) that lets you search for materials in a variety of ways and it also lets you rate and review materials according to their usefulness in a classroom setting. Teachers who are currently taking an NCTA seminar should use EAGLE to evaluate materials for their Mini-Grants.
Curriculum Units created by other NCTA alumni, which also has the option to let you upload your own curriculum units for use by other NCTA alumni.
Media Collection Photo Gallery: A collection of photographs taken by NCTA alumni in Asia (primarily on Study Tours) that are tagged according to certain criteria (such as architecture, clothing, transportation, religion). Teachers may download these photographs and use them in their courses, and may also upload their own photographs of Asia-related content.
Study Tour Blogs: Since 2009, NCTA alumni on Study Tours to Asia have been required to contribute to a daily blog (including photos) that follows their travels throughout Asia.
To access the EAGLE, click https://www.eagle.pitt.edu/
PLEASE NOTE: Access to this database is limited to current NCTA participants and NCTA Alumni. Before gaining access to theEAGLE, you will need to create an account (go to the EAGLE website and click on the "Create an Account Now"). After you submit your account information, your account will have to be approved by the NCTA webmaster (it may take a day or so for your account to be approved).