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How to Apply

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 the 2013-14 School Year

Through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, NCTA entered its 16th year during the 2013-14 academic year. In Spring 2014, the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the University of Colorado sponsored 30-hour seminars and special topics courses in East Asian studies for secondary teachers through online delivery during the school year. "Classic" seminars continue to be offered in several locations in our region and nationally.

Winter 2014 Online Course: Teaching about the Government and Politics of China.

Winter 2014 Online Course: Texts and Contexts: Teaching Japan through Children's Literature.

Winter 2014 Online Book Group: March Was Made of Yarn: Writers Respond to Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown.

NCTA Seminars and Offerings for the 2014-15 School Year

Our NCTA National Coordinating Site at TEA plans 2-3 online offerings for Fall 2014. Please check back in August 2014 for details and registration information.

 

 

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.

Winter-Spring 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.

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.

NCTA-J-OPP Online Book Group: March Was Made of Yarn: Writers Respond to Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown.

Fall 2014 NCTA Offerings
Our NCTA National Coordinating Site at TEA plans 2-3 online offerings for Fall 2014. Please check back in August 2014 for details and registration information.