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NCTA Programs in Asia and Summer Institutes

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Summer Programs in Asia 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.

Programs in Asia

In summer 2012, NCTA offered two national study programs in East Asia for alumni of NCTA seminars from the Five College Center for East Asian Studies, University of Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University, and University of Washington. A two-week residential study program at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou China was coordinated by the NCTA National Site at the University of Pittsburg and the NCTA National Site at the Five College Center for East Asian Studies led a four-week Fulbright-Hays seminar to Japan for NCTA alums.

For 2013, NCTA will sponsor one or more national study programs in East Asia for NCTA alumni, including a four-week Fulbright-Hays Group Project in Japan. Prerequisite for the Fulbright-Hays study program in Japan is TEA's Cultural Encounters online course.

Summer Insitutes

2012 Summer Institutes

The following residential programs are offered as enrichment programs for NCTA alumni nationwide and are also open to teachers who have not previously taken NCTA programs.

Residential Summer Institute: "China: Environmental Issues and Challenges," June 25-29, 2012. Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado-Boulder. Designed primarily for secondary social studies teachers, this institute will focus on broad questions and case studies to help teachers consider how China can balance the goals of economic development and environmental protection. Application for this 2012 program is now closed. Please sign up for the TEA mailing list to receive news of 2013 offerings as they become available.

Residential Summer Institute: "21st-Century Japan: Global Issues, Classroom Applications," July 8-13, 2012. NCTA at the Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado-Boulder. This five-day program offers resources and materials to help teachers address current issues in Japan in the classroom. The institute will explore economic challenges, political reform, and social change in Japan, with special attention to Japan's recovery from the 2011 "triple tragedy." The institute also will explore societal and cultural trends expressed in art and literature for a rich picture of Japan today. Application for this 2012 program is now closed. Please sign up for the TEA mailing list to receive news of 2013 offerings as they become available.

Residential Workshop: "Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop," July 8-13, 2012. NCTA at Indiana University.

This workshop is designed for high school English and world literature teachers who are interested in incorporating Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature into their curriculum. Following the workshop, each participant develops a complete lesson plan for at least one of the pieces covered in the workshop. Application now closed.