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The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is a national initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching about East Asia in the subject areas of social studies, humanities, history, literature, media/arts, and geography, funded through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation. NCTA offers seminars in East Asian studies, taught by master teachers and East Asia specialists. Seminars in the Northwest are coordinated jointly by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington and its partners in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington; collectively we are known as NCTA-NW. The goal of NCTA is to foster the sustained presence of the teaching and study of East Asia in U.S. K–12 classrooms. In the Northwest region, we work toward this goal by providing an array of professional development programs for K–12 teachers. Teachers in other parts of the country can find out about NCTA offerings in their state by visiting NCTAsia.org.
NCTA-NW is offering summer seminars for teachers in the Northwest. Applications are now available for seminars in Anchorage, Alaska, and Ashland, Oregon. See the seminar descriptions below and click on the application for the seminar you are interested in applying for.
For more information about seminar opportunities, please e-mail email@example.com.
Middle and high school teachers are invited to join seminar instructors Professor Paul Dunscomb, University of Alaska Anchorage; and Anchorage School District high school teacher Mischell Anderson on June 5–6, 2013, for the NCTA seminar: Teaching Japan Since 1945. The seminar is part of the annual Anchorage School District Summer Academy. This 1-credit seminar (UAA HIST 590) explores the major events and accomplishments of Japan’s postwar history as well as the problem of the legacies of Japan’s wartime actions and its relationship with the United States, which continues to frustrate efforts to transcend the postwar. Can Japan only be defined in reference to prewar and wartime Japan? Is it possible to achieve the state which allows the adjective “postwar” to be finally retired? Beyond content, participants will discuss and practice pedagogical strategies for working this knowledge into their courses.
An excellent collection of books and curriculum materials are provided by NCTA, and educators who complete the course receive a stipend that covers the registration and credit fee. Funding for this NCTA program is provided by the Freeman Foundation. To enroll, please visit the ASDSA website.
Oregon K–12 inservice and pre-service educators are invited to apply for an East Asia seminar offered by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and taught by Professor Steve Thorpe (Southern Oregon University) and Professor Steve Kohl (University of Oregon). The seminar offers 30 clock hours of sessions on the history and culture of China, Japan, and Korea (traditional and modern) plus demonstrations of nationally recognized curriculum resources for teaching about East Asia.
The seminar will take place at Southern Oregon University Monday–Thursday, 1:00 –3:50 p.m., June 24–July 27 and July 1–July 3, 2013, plus 13 hours of additional online work. The seminar is offered free of charge, and teachers receive many benefits, including free course books and a materials stipend. Three credits are available for a fee.
Up to twenty participants will be admitted to this seminar; priority will be given to high school and middle school applicants who can incorporate East Asia into their curricula. Contact seminar leader Steve Thorpe with questions about the NCTA Ashland seminar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply for the NCTA Ashland Seminar.
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|University of Washington|
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