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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.

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NCTA Seminars and Offerings for Winter-Spring 2016

Through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, NCTA entered its 18th year of programming in 2015. 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 Winter-Spring 2016. All courses listed below are open to secondary teachers throughout the United States.

Register Now for Five NCTA Online Courses Beginning January 2016!

NCTA Book Group: Becoming Modern. Early 20th-Century Japan in Literature, January 16-March 19, 2016 (15 hours). Closed.

NCTA National Online Seminar: Teaching about China’s Political System, January 25–May 2, 2016 (25 hours). Closed.

NCTA Online Seminar: Korea in the Modern World, January 28-April 13, 2016 (20 hours). Closed.

NCTA Book Group: Reading the Mao Years: Stories by Feng Jicai and Liao Yiw, January 10-March 19, 2016 (12 hours). Closed.

NCTA National Online Seminar. Teaching about Pre-Modern Japan, January 10-March 19, 2016 (20 hours). Closed.

 

 

 

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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 course materials;
  • Professional stipend or resources 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.

NCTA Winter-Spring 2016 Offerings

NCTA National Online Seminar: Teaching about China's Political System, January 25–May 2, 2016.
Co-developed by political scientists with expertise on China in consultation with AP Comparative Government teachers, this 25-hour NCTA seminar addresses instructional objectives of the AP Comparative Government course and provides essential background to all teachers who cover contemporary China in their courses. This course will be conducted through five asynchronous modules consisting of video lectures, readings, and a discussion forum. Materials and completion award provided. See flyer for details and application.
NCTA National Online Seminar: Korea in the Modern World, January 28 – April 13, 2016.
In this 20-hour, four-module online course, participating teachers will examine primary and secondary sources and multi-media academic scholarship to consider the impacts of global themes of imperialism and independence, political-economic and nationalist ideologies, and globalization on the development of the Koreas, 1895 to the present. Content will address the World History Content Standards and AP World History Course Guidelines.Secondary (6-12) teachers nationwide are eligible. Materials and completion award provided. See flyer for details and application.
NCTA Book Group: Becoming Modern. Early 20th Century Japan in Literature, January 16-March 18, 2016.
In the early 20th century, a vibrant literary scene captured diverse perspectives on Japan's changing society and role in the world. This book group will consider short stories and memoir that capture the decades leading up to the Pacific War. The course consists of three asynchronous online discussion modules. Materials and completion award provided. See flyer for details and registration.
NCTA Bood Group: Reading the Mao Years: Stories by Feng Jicai and Liao Yiwu, January 10-March 19, 2016. Closed.
Feng Jicai and Liao Yiwu are internationally recognized for their writing on the Mao years. While Feng lives and writes in China, Liao lives in exile, with many of his works banned in the PRC. This book group will examine compelling stories by these authors that portray or recall the Mao period. Through fiction and oral histories, participants will consider how this period can be remembered, portrayed, and understood by Chinese authors and citizens. Preference will be given to high school social studies and literature teachers who teach about China.
NCTA National Online Seminar: Teaching about Pre-Modern Japan, January 10-March 19, 2016. Closed.
In the early 20th century, a vibrant literary scene captured diverse perspectives on Japan's changing society and role in the world. This book group will consider short stories and memoir that capture the decades leading up to the Pacific War. The course consists of three asynchronous online discussion modules. Materials and completion award provided.

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