NCTA Programs in Asia and Summer Institutes
- Programs in Asia
- Summer Institutes
Summer Study Tours and Institutes
Teachers who have taken part in an NCTA seminar sponsored by TEA or other NCTA partner sites are eligible to apply to NCTA study tours and summer institutes.
For Summer 2013, NCTA conducted two national study tours to Japan.
The University of Colorado NCTA site at the University of Colorado conducted a four-week study program in Japan, jointly funded by NCTA and the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Groups Projects Abroad. The program focused on the theme "Cultural Encounters: Exploring Japan's Diverse Past and Present."
The Five College Center for East Asian Studies NCTA national coordinating site conducted a national NCTA study tour on the theme, Exploring Peace Studies in Japan Study. The study tour was co-funded by NCTA and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
NCTA Study Tour Opportunities for 2014 will be announced in early winter 2014. Please check back.
NCTA Summer Institutes
2014 Summer Institutes
Each year, NCTA sponsors several national summer enrichment programs, offered as residential programs on NCTA national coordinating site campuses.
Citizens, Society, & State: Adaptation and Transformation in Contemporary China, July 7-11, 2014. Open to secondary teachers nationwide, this 4-day institute on the CU-Boulder campus will examine the rapidly changing social and political dynamics of contemporary China. Working with specialists, participants will learn about the diverse issues and evolutions affecting Chinese society, including economic development, social welfare, government reform, and the growing role of citizens. Click here for detailed flyer. Application is closed. Please check in December 2014 for Summer 2015 offerings.
Texts and Contexts: Teaching Japan through Children's Literature, June 22-26, 2014. Open to elementary teachers nationwide, this 4-day institute on the CU-Boulder campus will introduce several exemplary works of children's literature about Japan and explore strategies for using children's literature as the core of instruction about Japan's history and culture at the elementary grades. The institute is designed to address Common Core Standards for literacy using the social studies and literature content areas. Click here for detailed flyer. Application is closed. Please check in December 2014 for Summer 2015 offerings.
“Reading” Japan: Modern Japanese History, Informational Texts, and Common Core Standards, July 14-21, 2014. In this TEA-NCTA workshop, alumni teachers will explore a critical period in Japanese and world history: the period of Japan’s modernization and international expansion from 1868 through the 1930s. This is a working program combining advance online video lectures and onsite lectures by specialists of the time period with small group and individual work in resource exploration, analysis, and lesson development. The workshop will produce a set of lessons that integrate art, primary sources, secondary informational sources, memoir, fiction to teach Japanese history using pedagogical approaches and materials that address Common Core standards.