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Lehigh University NCTA Seminar for Teachers

May 20, 2021, @ 11:17 AM

East Asia Through the Lens of Visual and Material Culture


To apply: https://forms.gle/cTVrRC8pHzvSxC8F9

May 31, 2021 deadline
Earn 66 ACT 48 hours 

This FREE content-rich online 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, Korea and Vietnam. It will include engaging lectures by Lehigh University faculty, as well as interactive activities, group discussion, review of engaging teaching materials and strategies for classroom teaching.

Lehigh University will host the online seminar from 1pm to 4pm from July 19 to July 31. Orientation on June 22 (1pm to 4pm) and follow up session in September (date chosen at the end of the July sessions.)

Participants will:

Gain an understanding of China, Japan and Korea in the context of the global community. We will explore how economics, politics, education and pop culture reflect globalization.

Gain an appreciation for East Asian cultures and traditions, including language, storytelling, literature and contemporary issues.

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 (one 3-hour orientation session in June, ten 3 hour sessions M-F 1-4pm in July and one final follow up session in September).

Write weekly reflection, book or film review and complete assessment form.

Design a lesson plan that incorporates East Asian themes.

Complete mini grant request form in order to receive materials for classroom

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:

  • $200 worth of teaching materials including textbook on East Asia.
  • $200 stipend upon the conclusion of the seminar and completion of all assignments.
  • $100 mini-grant for the purchase of teaching materials for each teacher’s school
  • Complimentary one-year subscription to Education About Asia journal

What past participants had to say….

“This seminar was, without question, the most interesting and rewarding class I have ever taken in my post college education.”

“I admire the skill and teamwork evidenced in putting together such an all-inclusive curriculum (the arts, culture, history, religion, politics, and economics) of such a broad and diverse subject: East Asia.”

“The materials that were provided offer a vast amount of information on Asian life and culture. I am currently using these resources in my classroom.”

“After taking this seminar, I have a broader base of knowledge about many aspects of East Asia to draw from when teaching and interacting with my students.”

Questions? Contact Mary Rice (570-412-2684 or mrice@bucknell.edu)

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.




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