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Applications and scheduled dates are available in our Seminar Sites & Applications page and directly from seminar leaders. Admission is on a rolling basis, and seminars typically fill quickly; early application is suggested.

Educators should send completed applications directly to the seminar leader of the location for which they are applying. Educators interested in enrolling in an NCTA seminar in other parts of the country should see the national project website at http://www.NCTAsia.org.

NCTA Seminars and Offerings

  • Overview
  • Benefits & Eligibility
  • Seminar Sites & Applications

NCTA Seminars and Offerings for Fall 2014

Through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, NCTA entered its 17th year of programming in 2014. Nationally, NCTA offers a wide variety of professional development programming, including classic 30-hour seminars in classroom settings and online courses ranging from short webinars to full 30-hour courses.  For a full list of NCTA offerings, visit our NCTA website at www.nctasia.org.
 
The NCTA National Coordinating Site at the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado is offering the following online opportunities for Fall 2014. Online registration for these programs begins August 21, 2014 and closes in mid-September or when courses fill. Courses begin in late September or early October. All courses listed below are open to secondary teachers throughout the United States. Check details in each course flyer for more specifics of each course.

-Fall 2014 Online Course. Teaching about China’s Political System. (25 hours)

-Fall 2014 Online Book Group. Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast Changing Lives in a Fast Changing Land. (12 hours)

-Fall 2014 Online Course. Cracking the Samurai Code: Separating Fact and Fiction in Teaching about Samurai in Japanese History and Culture. (20 hours)

-Fall 2014 Online Course. Cultural Encounters: Japan’s Diverse Past and Present (co-sponsored by TEA’s J-OPP Project). (30 hours)

 

 

 

Benefits of NCTA Participation

Benefits of participation in NCTA seminar and professional development courses include:

  • Quality instruction about East Asia from leading experts in the field;
  • Free coursebooks and materials;
  • Professional stipend upon completion of all seminar requirements;
  • Eligibility to apply to NCTA study tours to East Asia and NCTA summer institutes.

Eligibility

Highest priority is given to secondary teachers of world geography, world history, world cultures, art history, religion, economics, and language arts/literature. Other K-12 educators in a position to promote the sustained presence of Asia in the curriculum, such as media specialists and curriculum coordinators, are considered in accordance with the specific course and space availability.

TEA-Sponsored NCTA Seminar Sites and Applications

Join an NCTA professional development seminar in your area, offered by the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the Program for Teaching East Asia and its local and state coordinators.

Fall 2014 NCTA Offerings

NCTA National Online Seminar: Teaching about China's Political System. Offered by the NCTA National Coordinating Site at TEA, University of Colorado. Co-developed by political scientists with expertise on China in consultation with AP comparative government teachers, this 25-hour asynchronous online seminar addresses instructional objectives of the AP Comparative Government course and provides essential background to all teachers who cover contemporary China in their courses. Dates: September 20-December 15, 2014. Click here for flyer and application information. Limit 30 teachers. Registration closes September 12 or when full.

-NCTA National Online Book Group: Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast Changing Lives in a Fast Changing Land. Through three asynchronous online modules, book group participants will read and discuss selected essays in this best-selling book edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. Dates: October 6-November 23, 2014. Click here for flyer and application information. Limit 20 teachers. Registration closes September 20 or when full.


-NCTA/J-OPP National Online Course: Cracking the Samurai Code. Separating Fact and Fiction in Teaching about the Samurai in Japanese History and Culture. This three-module course draws on contemporary scholarship and primary sources to examine the myths that have developed about samurai and the historical reality behind these myths The course focuses on Samurai in the medieval and Tokugawa periods and on portrayals in popular culture today.  Dates: September 26-November 13, 2014. Click here for flyer and application information. Limit 20 teachers. Registration closes September 12 or when full.


-NCTA/J-OPP National Online Course: Cultural Encounters: Japan’s Diverse Past and Present.
Open to middle and high school teachers of world history nationwide, this 30-hour course examines episodes in Japan’s international and intercultural relations from the Nara period to the present, with special attention to Japanese approaches and responses to cross-border movement of peoples, ideas, and materials. Dates: September 11, 2014-December 11, 2014. Click here for flyer and application information. Limit 20 teachers. Registration closes September 4 or when full.