University of Washington

Residential Summer Seminars in Seattle

The East Asia Resource Center (EARC) and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) invite K-12 educators to apply to their 2015 summer institutes, both held at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. The priority application deadline is April 10, 2015. There is a $100 registration fee for all participants and an additional $50 boarding fee for out-of-town participants who stay in UW residence halls. These fees are due upon acceptance to the program in early May. Otherwise, both seminars are FREE. Participants who successfully complete the seminar will receive extensive course materials, 35 clock hours, $100 for the purchase of additional teaching materials and a subscription to Education about Asia for the 2015-16 school year. A limited number of travel stipends will also be made available to out-of-town participants.

Tokugawa Japan:  Multiple Voices, Multiple Views

A summer institute for teachers of grades 3-8

Presented by Veteran K-12 Educators Patricia Burleson, Oralee Kramer and Mary Roberts

July 13-17, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Work with colleagues to address State Standards as you learn about the period known as the 200 years of peace in Japan between 1603 and 1868, when shoguns ruled, foreigners were banned, cities and arts flourished and economic change undermined social hierarchies.

Note: The priority application deadline was April 10, 2015. This application is now closed.


Reading Spaces and Places: Exploring East Asian Cities through the Visual and Literary Arts

A summer institute for teachers of all grade levels

Presented by Melanie King, Art History faculty at Seattle Central College

July 27-31, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Examine the literary and visual characteristics of major cities in China, Japan and Korea across different eras to witness the emergence of these political and cultural centers as they responded to shifting politics, religious traditions, foreign incursions and natural disasters. 

Note: The priority application deadline was April 10, 2015. This application is now closed.

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East Asia Resource Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
302 Thomson Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
206.543.1921 phone
206.685.0668 fax

Mary Bernson

Yurika Kurakata
Assistant Director