IU offering Teaching about Asia seminars


The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University (IU) is accepting applications for the 2018 NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars, to be held at IU Southeast in New Albany, Ind., and at Berea College beginning winter 2018.

These no-cost, 30 hour seminars introduce K-12 educators to the histories, literatures and cultures of China, Japan and Korea. The seminars include discussion of classroom resources and teaching strategies. Participation includes $400 in personal stipends, a $300 classroom enrichment grant, all seminar texts and materials, and a certificate of completion upon successfully satisfying seminar requirements.

The sessions are:
Teaching about Asia seminar, New Albany, Ind.
Time: Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Dates: Jan. 10-March 14
Location: Indiana University Southeast
Instructor: Yu Shen, professor of History and International Studies, Indiana University Southeast

Teaching about Asia seminar, Berea
Time: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (lunch included)
Dates: February/March 2018 (exact dates to be announced)
Location: Berea College
Instructor: Lauren McKee, assistant professor of Political Science and Asian Studies, Berea College

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is a multi-year initiative of the Freeman Foundation and a premier provider of professional development on East Asia. For more information or to apply, please visit this Indiana University webpage. The application deadline for both sites is Dec. 15.​