NCTA Seminars and Offerings
- Benefits & Eligibility
- Seminar Sites & Applications
NCTA Seminars and Offerings for the 2013-14 School Year
Through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, NCTA enters its 16th year during the 2013-14 academic year. This year, the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the University of Colorado is sponsoring 30-hour seminars and special topics courses in East Asian studies for secondary teachers through online delivery during the school year. "Classic" seminars will continue to be offered in our NCTA region in summer 2014.
Register now for Winter 2014 Online Course: Teaching about the Government and Politics of China.
Register now for Winter 2014 Online Course: Texts and Contexts: Teaching Japan through Children's Literature.
Register now for Winter 2014 Online Book Group: March Was Made of Yarn: Writers Respond to Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown.
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.
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.
Winter-Spring 2014 NCTA Offerings
Now Enrolling! 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. Click here for flyer and application.
Now Enrolling! NCTA-J-OPP Online Seminar for Elementary Teachers: Texts and Contexts: Teaching Japan through Children's Literature. This course explores four works of children's literature as vehicles for teaching about the culture and history of Japan while addressing Common Core Standards. Click here for complete details, flyer and application.
Check back in January for Spring 2014 Online Offerings, including Online Book Groups.