Past programs

Tradition, Exchange, and Innovation in Art: An Introduction to East Asian Visual Culture and Beyond

Program Start Date: Jul 15 2019

Location: Seattle, WA

NCTA 2019 Summer Institute  for K-12 teachers of all subjects Description Tradition, Exchange, and Innovation in Art: An Introduction to East Asian Visual Culture and Beyond looked at moments in the transmission of culture vis-à-vis art forms produced and transmitted throughout and beyond East Asia. This course focused on the production of art forms, such

East Asia in the Classroom, 2018 Freeman Awards Winners

Program Start Date: Apr 20 2019

Location: Seattle, WA

An NCTA workshop for teachers (2-8 grade) at the University of Washington in Seattle. This one-day workshop gave teachers the opportunity to celebrate the 2018 Freeman Award Winning Books, which were announced in January 2019. The awards recognize quality books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of East and Southeast

Write About Asia Spring 2019

Program Start Date: Mar 16 2019

Location: Seattle, WA

“Write about Asia” was offered by the East Asia Resource Center in conjunction with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas Saturday University Lecture Series. On March 16, March 30, April 6 and April 27 there was a lecture followed by a writing workshop facilitated by Mary Roberts. Educators attended

Diversity and Connections: Teaching a Global Perspective on Japan and Montana

Program Start Date: Mar 5 2019

Location: Missoula, MT

This free workshop was led by Dr. Brian Dowdle, Associate Professor of Japanese at the University of Montana. It was held in tandem with the Academic WorldQuest program, which had a focus on Japan in this year’s module. During this workshop teachers discussed how to educate students on diversity and make interdisciplinary connections when teaching

China on our Minds and in Our Classrooms Book Club

Program Start Date: Feb 26 2019

Location: Various

Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve This book club was open to current K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers. The registration fee of $10 included a copy of the book, a light dinner, 4 clock hours, and resources. Sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center, University of Washington

Edo Japan: 1600 to 1868

Program Start Date: Jan 28 2019

Location: Boise, ID

Tokugawa Japan (also known as the Edo era) lasted from 1600 to 1868.  This unprecedented time of peace and relative prosperity for Japan were the seeds for what Japan became by the end of the nineteenth century—a powerful colonial power and Asia’s first industrial state.  During Tokugawa’s almost three-hundred-year period, Japan’s urban and rural populations

The Silk Roads: Yesterday and Today

Program Start Date: Jan 23 2019

Location: Everett, WA

An NCTA seminar for middle and high school teachers offered in Everett, WA. The Silk Road was not one road but a great network of trade routes, which linked China to Europe and all the lands in between. Products were traded, but ideas and beliefs, techniques and works of art were also transmitted, which shaped

Write About Asia Winter 2019

Program Start Date: Jan 19 2019

Location: Seattle, WA

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“Write about Asia” was offered by the East Asia Resource Center in conjunction with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas Saturday University Lecture Series.  Each Saturday (with the exception on February 23), there was a lecture followed by a writing workshop facilitated by Mary Barber Roberts. Each Saturday, educators

China 101 Teacher Workshop

Program Start Date: Nov 15 2018

Location: Ellensburg and Issaquah, WA

China on world stage

Description China . . . the word itself conjures up visions of the highest mountains in the world, one-fifth of the world’s population, Mao Zedong and his political and cultural revolutions, Deng Xiaoping and his “second revolution” to modernize China and the outcome (a booming economy and the growing division between the have and have-nots), and China’s

Write About Asia Fall 2018

Program Start Date: Sep 29 2018

Location: Seattle, WA

“Write about Asia” was offered by the East Asia Resource Center in conjunction with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas Saturday University Lecture Series.  Each Saturday (with the exception on November 24), there was a lecture followed by a writing workshop which was facilitated by Mary Barber Roberts. This