Teaching East Asia: Korea promotes effective instruction about Korea in K-12 classrooms through professional development programs such as one-day workshops, summer institutes, online seminars, and special projects.


Online TEA NCTA Book Group: Teaching Korea through Children's Literature: Urban Geographies. September 15-November 3, 2022.

This seminar 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.Offered thanks to the support of the Freeman Foundation and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea at San Francisco.

Online TEA-NCTA Courses and Book Groups

Through the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) programming at the University of Colorado Boulder, in fall and spring semesters, TEA offers online seminars in Korean history which examine primary and secondary sources. Courses offered include: Korea in the Ancient and Early Medieval World (1st c. BCE - 1170 CE) and Modern Korea in two parts, Independence to Division (1876 - 1953) and Division and Globalization (1945 - present). These courses are open nationally to secondary teachers. For K-8 teachers, TEA also offers an online book group on Teaching Korea through Children's Literature.

Summer Institutes

Please check back around January 15, 2023 for our 2023 Summer Institute information and application.

Korea Resource Center

Built with support from the Korea Foundation and contributions from teachers and publishers, TEA’s Korea Resource Center offers teachers a growing collection of curriculum resources on Korea. Print materials are lent free of charge to teachers within commuting distance of the TEA offices; audiovisuals require a $35 deposit. Please see our Korea Resource Center page for full details.