The Ohio State University 2021

Ohio K-12 educators may now apply for Summer 2021 Pitt NCTA Virtual Seminars.

Please click on the link below for a complete listing of our online summer foundational East Asia seminars across our region that you can apply to:


You may also apply to your local NCTA Virtual Seminar and join with educators in your area:

Journey of East Asia: Adventures through Stories, Games, and Maps

A Pitt NCTA Seminar with The Ohio State University

Dates: July 12 -23, 2021 (Monday through Friday each week); Orientation Session: June 7 (5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time); Follow-Up Session: October 2 (1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. EDT (Noon to 3:00 p.m. Central Time)

Location: Virtual format via Zoom (synchronous and asynchronous)

Join Professor Anne Marie Davis for this seminar to examine the major trends, global issues, and historic foundations that shape East Asian society.  Focusing on the regions that comprise present day China, Japan, and Korea, participants will not only learn about how to incorporate East Asian content in the classroom in a fun, engaging way, they will also learn how to modify templates and create their own materials to explore other countries or subjects. The course begins in the eighth century with the rise of Buddhism, which promoted printed materials across borders and cultures, and it ends in the contemporary era, with a consideration of the role of new digital technologies and media in East Asia. Drawing on the expertise of scholars and diverse materials (readings, films, games, stories, maps, and other primary source materials), our course sessions will emphasize  collaborative, hands‐on learning experiences, and the development of K‐12 curricular tools.

Offered to K-12 educators in: Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

K-12 educators may apply for more than one NCTA summer seminar but may only participate in one of these seminars offered by the Pitt NCTA. For other summer seminars, please see the webpages for Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

To apply for this seminar, please click on this linkhttp://easc.osu.edu/ncta

Application Deadline: May 15, 2021

Learn how to engage your students with the wider world by incorporating East Asia into your curriculum. Meet standards in your state with the content and resources that you can use to enrich your teaching and broaden your students’ knowledge. Learn from scholars of East Asia and NCTA master teachers, and meet other educators like yourself.

A Pitt NCTA seminar will broaden your approach to the standards and issues of concern to students. Designed as an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, the course will encourage and facilitate K-12 teaching and learning about East Asia in World History, Geography, Social Studies, Art, and World Literature. Each seminar also touches upon topics such as diversity in world history, Asian cultural identities, geography in history and culture. Develop lesson plans for your current courses. Learn how to use NCTA online resources for in person, hybrid and online classes.

Certificate of Completion (36 hours) will be given to all K-12 educators who complete the course requirements.

Benefits for educators who complete all seminar requirements

All Pitt NCTA 36 hour seminars provide:

$200 worth of materials for educators, including a textbook and subscription to Education About Asia journal

$100 mini-grant for additional teaching materials 

$200 stipend (after completion of all assignments and seminar meetings)

Certificate of Completion (36 hours)

Other Professional Development hours/credit possible, depending on the seminar site

NCTA alumni have access to alumni newsletters with updates on free programs, online resources, recommended books and films, and opportunities for travel to East Asia

Some of the Standards Addressed in This Seminar

Discover how cultural differences impact personal perceptions

Explain how individual artists impact cultural developments. 

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