University of Pittsburgh Fall 2019



East Asia and STEAM

A 2019-2020 Seminar for K-12 Educators


This free ten-week course for K-12 educators is an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, with special emphasis on the ideas and cultural developments that make East Asia a distinct region. The seminar is designed to encourage and facilitate K-12 teaching and learning about East Asia in World History, Geography, Social Studies, Art, and World Literature, and how STEAM topics intersect with East Asia. This seminar will provide you with both the content and resources needed to implement the study of East Asia into your curriculum in accordance with the state’s academic standards, as well as the 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.  Media specialists, librarians, art teachers, world language teachers, and others are also well positioned to help foster a place for East Asia in your schools. Some class time will be devoted to group discussions of teaching materials and strategies appropriate for different teaching levels.


  • $200 stipend and two Act 48 credits (60 hours) upon completion of seminar requirements

  • $200 worth of teaching materials

  • Free textbook

  • Free parking

  • Dinner is provided

  • Eligibility to participate in NCTA study tours to East Asia


Title: "Intersections: East Asia and STEAM"

Location: 4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh (free parking provided)

Tuesdays 5:30-8:30 PM (dinner provided)

Seminar Dates in 2019:

September: 3, 10, 24

October: 8, 22

November: 5, 12

December: 3, 10, 17

Follow-up session(s) will be held in Spring 2020: Dates TBA



Registration Deadline: August 27, 2019

For more details and an Application, click HERE

For an online version of the Application, click HERE

For questions, please contact Dr. Brenda Jordan at or 412-648-7763


For course materials and documents please click here. 

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University of Pennsylvania

Currently, there are no scheduled seminars for the University of Pennsylvania in 2019-2020, but please check back here for updates on other programs and events going on in your area very soon.

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