Pennsylvania

Dickinson College

 

Touchstones for Teaching East Asia 

A Free, Online Foundational National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) Seminar for K-12 Educators 

 

Offered to K-12 educators in states in the Pitt NCTA region:

Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia 

 

Click here to view our informational flyer

 

Dates: July 11-22 (weekdays; June Orientation and October follow-up TBD) 

Times: 1:00-4:00 p.m. EDT (one session will meet in the morning to accommodate a speaker joining the meeting from Japan) 

Location: Synchronous on Zoom 

Seminar Leaders: 

Dr. Shawn Bender, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies and Anthropology, Dickinson College 

Michele Beauchamp, English teacher at Manheim Township High School, Lancaster County, PA and NCTA alumna

  

Touchstones for Teaching East Asia is a free, online foundational seminar that introduces participants to East Asian history, culture, politics, and society. Touchstones emphasizes the ideas and characteristics that make East Asia a distinct region, with particular attention paid to China and Japan. The seminar is designed for K-12 educators who want to enhance their teaching of East Asian topics. Media specialists, librarians, art teachers, and world language teachers are also encouraged to apply. Daily sessions include in-depth lectures by scholars, hands-on activities, and group discussions on teaching strategies and resources. By the conclusion of this 36-hour seminar, teacher-participants will have a better understanding of the key ideas, individuals, and events that shaped East Asian civilization and be equipped with new approaches to teaching students about the region. Participants will receive free materials and Certificates of Completion for full participation in the course. 

  

To apply, please click on the link here: https://forms.gle/CP2m5J897epLreQi6 

Deadline to apply:Tuesday, July 5, 2022

 

Benefits for educators who complete all seminar requirements 

 

$120 worth of course materials, including textbook and a year subscription to Education About Asia 

$100 mini-grant at the completion of all requirements 

$200 stipend at the completion of all requirements 

2 Act 48 credits plus an extra 6 Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania teachers 

Certificates of Completion (36 hours) for all participants upon completion of all requirements 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Shawn Bender at nctasb@gmail.com

 

 

Seminar state: 

University of Pittsburgh

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Seminar state: 

Lehigh University 2022

 

East Asia Through the Lens of Visual and Material Culture

A Foundational National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) Seminar for K-12 Educators 

 

Offered to K-12 educators in states in the Pitt NCTA region:

Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia 

 

Dates: July 18-July 29, 2022 (weekdays); 3 hour orientation in June (evening online) and 3 hour follow-up session August/September online. 

Times: 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) 

Location: Synchronous on Zoom 

 

Description: East Asia today represents a broad mosaic of ethnic, economic, geographic, and cultural diversity.  Even in our current period of rapid political and economic globalization, within which the region has played a major transformative role, East Asia retains its deep and rich cultural and artistic traditions and practices. Through interactive lectures and activities focusing on the visual and artistic material cultures of East Asia, K-12 educators will explore and integrate a wide range of strategies and resources supporting an enriched classroom learning environment. 

 

Application Deadline: June 10, 2022

 

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. 

 

 

Benefits for educators who complete all seminar requirements 

 

$120 worth of materials for educators, including Charles Holcombe 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) 

66  Professional Development hours (for PA teachers)  

Certificate of Completion from NCTA 

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. 

 

Arts and Humanities - Visual Arts - Analyze a work of art from its historical and cultural perspective and analyze how historical events and culture impact forms, techniques and purposes of works in the arts. 

 

World History - Compare the role groups and individuals played in the social, political, cultural, and economic development throughout world history. 

  

Geography - The physical and human characteristics of East Asia and the interaction between people and places 

 

Seminar state: 

University of Pennsylvania 2021

 

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