Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh Fall 2019

 

Intersections

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.

Benefits:

  • $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

 

MORE DETAILS AND APPLYING

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 jordanb@pitt.edu or 412-648-7763

 

For course materials and documents please click here. 

Seminar state: 

Lehigh University 2019-2020

East Asia: A Seminar for Teachers

A 2019-2020 Seminar for K-12 Educators

 

This FREE content-rich seminar is for public and private school teachers of grades K-12, as well as school librarians who are able to include East Asia in their teaching. The 36-hour seminar will explore the history, philosophy, politics, art, literature, languages and cultures of China, Japan and Korea. It will include engaging lectures by Lehigh University faculty, as well as time for group discussion of teaching materials and strategies for classroom teaching.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of China, Japan and Korea in the context of the global community. In Japan, students remain in the same classroom all day, working in groups, while the teachers move around from class to class. Japanese schooling is characterized by strong institutional ties between schools and employers;

  • Gain an appreciation for East Asian cultures and traditions, including language, literature and contemporary issues; and

  • Become familiar with content and resources necessary to implement the study of East Asia into the curriculum, in accordance with the Pennsylvania academic standards, as well as the geography and history standards.

Seminar requirements:

  • Attend and participate in all sessions (30 hours in the fall and 6 hours in the spring)

  • Design and implement lesson plans that incorporate East Asian themes.

From 4:30 to 7:30pm at Lehigh University

Sessions dates:

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

November 7, 14, 21

December 5, 12

Two Follow-up sessions will be held in Spring 2020: Dates TBA

Registration Deadline: September 25, 2019

Please see the flyer for more details and seminar application. 

 

Credit & Financial Benefits:

66 Act 48 hours will be offered by Lehigh University

Through funding from the Freeman Foundation, the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia will provide each participant with the following:

  • Textbook on East Asia and other supplementary materials

  • $200 stipend upon the conclusion of the seminar

  • $100 mini-grant for the purchase of teaching materials for each teacher’s school

  • Complimentary one-year subscription to Education About Asia journal

  • Eligibility to participate in summer programs on East Asia

MORE DETAILS AND APPLYING

Registration Deadline: September 25, 2019

Questions? Contact Mimi Rice (570-412-2684 or asianseminar21@gmail.com)

Please see the flyer for more details and seminar application. 

Funded by the Freeman Foundation.

Presented by Lehigh University’s Asian Studies Program and the College of Education in Association with the Asian Studies Center of the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

Seminar state: 

Elizabethtown College 2020

Intersections

East Asia: Past and Present 

A 2020 Seminar for K-12 Educators

Are your students being prepared to engage with the wider world? 

 

This free course 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. Media specialists, 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. 
 
Dates
January 27
February 3, February 10, February 24 
March 2, March 5, March 9, March 16, March 23 
April 6
 
The seminar meets from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Mondays. There  is one required follow-up session in May of 2020. 
 
 
Credits and Benefits:
Educators who attend all classes and complete all requirements will receive: $200 worth of teaching materials, including a free textbook and a year’s subscription to Education About Asia, a $200 stipend, two Act 48 credits (60 hours + 6 extra hours), a Certificate of Completion, and status as a National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) alumni. Alumni status gives you eligibility to participate in a variety of NCTA short courses and study tours.  
 
MEETING THE STANDARDS 
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. No previous background in Asia is assumed. Teams of teachers as well as teachers in schools with NCTA alumni are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Spend ten weeks learning about East Asia’s culture, history, and society, and earn continuing education credit as well!

This seminar is funded by the Freeman Foundation, in association with the Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Seminar state: 

Shepherdstown

Currently, there is no seminar scheduled at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV for 2019-2020, but please check back here for updates on other programs and events going on in your area soon.

 

Seminar state: 

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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