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The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) has been in existence since 1998, generously funded by the Freeman Foundation. NCTA began with five founding institutions and its partners, and now entering its seventeenth year, has grown to a network that stretches across much of the US. Each year NCTA in the northwest corner of the country, or "NCTA Northwest" (NCTA–NW), run by the University of Washington and its partners across the region, has served teachers through its seminars, study tours to Asia, and other activities. NCTA-NW holds seminars in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Teachers in other parts of the country can visit the NCTA national website for more information about NCTA in other states: www.NCTAsia.org.
An NCTA seminar for K -12 teachers
This seminar will be offered concurrently in Bellingham and Tacoma, WA
Wednesdays: January 20, February 17, March 23, April 20
|Thursdays: January 21, February 18, March 24, April 21|
|Time||4:30-8:30 p.m.||4:30-8:30 p.m.|
|Location||Squalicum High School||Stadium High School|
Since Mao’s death and Deng Xiaoping’s nationwide experiment with “socialism with Chinese characteristics,” Chinese society has gone through dramatic changes. How can we wrap our heads around these ongoing changes, and then convey the pace, scale and implications to our students?
In order to tackle this enormous topic in 20 short hours, we will zoom in on the changing role, behavior and expectations of the millennial generation in both urban and rural China. We will explore the shift in ancient Confucian family roles as rural young adults leave their homes (and parents and pre-school children) to join the largest experiment in urbanization and migration in human history. Topics will include:
Through readings, movie clips and class discussion you will gain the knowledge necessary to support your students in reading behind the headlines, breaking down stereotypes and misconceptions, and distinguishing between fact and opinion.
Tese Wintz Neighbor, China specialist and long-time teacher seminar leader, will facilitate the seminar.
Teachers who finish the seminar will receive a $100 stipend, 20 OSPI clock hours (free) or two 400-level UW credits (for a fee of approx. $240), and a subscription to Education about Asia.
The seminar is open to current K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers. Space is limited to 20 in both Bellingham and Tacoma. There is no registration fee, but you must apply online. For more information, see the application.
Priority application deadline: December 1, 2015
An NCTA seminar with Professor Shelton Woods of Boise State University
This hybrid seminar will meet both in person at Boise State University and online.
The seminar meets Monday, January 25 and Monday, February 29 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Three online lectures are to be viewed during the weeks between the class meetings.
This course will explore the religious foundations of much of Asia’s cultures and societies. In the course we will look at the doctrinal foundations (including sacred texts) and societal implications for indigenous religions (such as Shinto and Folk Religions) as well as the world religions (Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity) that came to profoundly affect East Asia. The course will also pay attention to how teachers might present these concepts and histories to a range of students and make the topic engaging and relevant to all students.
Professor Shelton Woods is an Asia historian and currently serves as the Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, at Boise State University.
Teachers who finish the seminar will receive a $100 stipend, 20 Montana Professional Development Units (PDUs) or two BSU Professional Development Credits, and a subscription to Education about Asia.
The seminar is open to current K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers. Space is limited to 25. There is no registration fee, but you must apply online. For more information, see the application.
Priority application deadline: January 10, 2016
An NCTA Seminar with Art Historian Melanie King, held at the University of Washington in Seattle
Japan and the West will focus on points of intersection between Japan, Europe, and America from their first encounters to the present. We will weave visual art together with primary and secondary source texts in order to explore historical change and continuity from multiple perspectives. The seminar will be of particular interest to teachers of World History, Art, and Contemporary Global Issues, but the application is open to all K12 teachers who want to expand their horizons and are willing to adapt the content to their classrooms. Several connections to US History will be drawn.
- Japan's "closed country" policy in the age of global expansion
- Excerpts from Van Gogh's letters
- Western liberalism and civil rights in the Meiji era
- Post-WWII woodblock prints and protest art
- Art and writing inspired by the 3.11 triple disaster
- Saturday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 24, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 5, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 7, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- 27 Washington State OSPI clock hours (free) OR
- Two 400-level UW credits (for a fee)
- Course materials and lunches provided
- One-year subscription to subscription to Education about Asia
- $100 for the purchase of teaching materials about Japan
Registration is available on a rolling basis until the seminar fills. Space is still available.
For a full seminar description, visit the application page.
Visit the Write About Asia page for more information about this program.
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Chinese Culture in Context
Professor Paul Dunscomb and Mischell Anderson, University of Alaska at Anchorage
Writing about Asia Workshop in conjunction with the Saturday University Lecture Series: Crossing the Indian Ocean: Asia/Africa Connections
Mary Roberts, Librarian
China Matters: Understanding China in the 21st Century
Tese Neighbor, China specialist
Asia Between the Two World Wars
Professor Shelton Woods, Boise State University
East Asian Author Study Workshop: Children's Literature and Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction
Mary Roberts, Librarian
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|University of Washington|
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|Seattle, WA 98195|