Through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, NCTA is now in its 24th year of programming. Nationally, NCTA offers a wide variety of professional development programming, including workshop series in classroom settings and online courses ranging from short webinars to full 30-hour courses. For a full list of NCTA offerings nationwide, visit our NCTA websiteAll NCTA courses and webinars offered by TEA at the University of Colorado provide a certificate of completion for professional development contact hours. TEA-NCTA courses over 10 hours also provide a small participant completion award. Add your name to the TEA mailing list to receive announcements of future online courses.

Fall 2022 Offerings 

The NCTA National Coordinating Site at the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado is offering online courses, book groups, and "pop-up" classes, open to teachers throughout the United States during Fall 2022. Grade level and teaching assignment priorities vary by course. Please link to each course flyer for specific details of class size, contact hours, and eligibility. Courses below are national unless otherwise indicated. Registration for Fall 2022 courses opens August 17, 2022.

Teaching Korea through Children's Literature: Urban Geographies. September 15-November 3, 2022.

This book group for K-8 teachers draws on two books, I am the Subway and Mommy's Hometown, to explore the changing cultural and environmental characteristics of South Korea's cities and discuss classroom applications for language arts and social studies. Flyer and application.

Contemporary Issues Course: What's Happening to China's Uyghurs and Why It Matters. September 28-October 29, 2022.

Contemporary Issues Course: What's Happening to China's Uyghurs and Why It Matters. September 28-October 29, 2022. China's Uyghur ethnic minority/indigenous people offer a case study for exploring issues of contemporary genocide, a topic mandated by numerous state social studies standards. Through three weekday evening webinars and a Saturday morning virtual workshop, this course examines the historical and political context of the Uyghur conflict in China; analyzes current events, resources,and research on this evolving crisis, and more. The Saturday workshop will provide participants with the 2022 revised Brown University Choices unit on genocide. Open to secondary teachers nationwide, with priority for Colorado social studies teachers.  Flyer and application available September 7.

The Mao Era in Chinese History. September 29-November 9.

Through the exploration of primary and secondary sources, online videos and live Zoom sessions, participants will examine this critical historical period. The course includes five specific modules – The Rise of Mao, Establishing the People’s Republic of China, The Great Leap Forward, The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and Looking Back at the Mao Era – that will provide readings and materials for teachers to use in their classrooms. This course is now full and closed to new applications.

Religion in East Asia: Diversity and Diffusion. October 6-November 30, 2022. 

This three-module course for secondary teachers of world history and world religions builds “religious literacy” by engaging participants with the religious and philosophical traditions, practices, and experiences of the diverse belief systems in East Asia. The course will also consider the diffusion and co-existence of these traditions in East Asia over time and across societies. Features three live webinars with specialists in religious and philosophy studies of China, Japan, and Korea. This course is full.