Colorado Classroom Outreach
- Elementary Classrooms
The Center for Asian Studies and Program for Teaching East Asia provide outreach to K-12 schools and educators in the Denver-Boulder Metro Area. CAS and TEA undergraduate interns and graduate assistants with backgrounds in Asian studies are available to make classroom presentations on Asian languages, cultures, and societies in order to help teachers inspire students to learn more about this fascinating and diverse region of the world.
Visits to Elementary Classrooms: Boulder Valley School District
For the 2013 spring semester, the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) and the Center for Asian Studies (CAS) at CU-Boulder offer Boulder Valley first- and second-grade teachers the opportunity to enrich their classroom units on Asia through our long-running "It's Elementary Service Project." Student interns are available for classroom visits to enrich teaching about China and Japan. Interns on India may be available as well. Through this program, CU undergraduates studying Asian languages and cultures train with TEA staff to develop and teach lessons on language and culture in elementary Boulder schools in conjunction with the district's elementary school curriculum on Asia.
For the 2012-2013 school year, student intern placements are limited and will be assigned to teachers on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority will be given to teachers who have participated in the program before and who apply as a team (e.g. all first-grade teachers within a school building). Please note that due to the difficulty finding a student volunteer interested in teaching about India, we may or may not be able to offer the India program this year.
If you would like to take part in this program in Spring 2013, please contact Julie Kang to receive an application form.