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    June Workshop: Exploring Global Questions in Asian Perspective

    On June 8th we will be hosting a 6 hour, virtual workshop for Arkansas teachers, "Exploring Global Questions in Asian Perspective". The first 3 hours of the workshop will be spent in a synchronous Zoom meeting and the last 3 hours will be spent asynchronously on Google Classroom. Participants will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit, a $30 stipend, $50 worth of books and classroom-ready materials, as well as priority access to future NCTA programs. Participation is limited to 20 people so apply as soon as possible!

    china map globeIn courses already straining to cover the world’s diverse history, literature, and geography, incorporating Asia has often necessitated an additional compromise: what material to cut? This PD session seeks to alleviate this issue by considering Asia not as a new, replacement curriculum, but as a way of gaining important global perspectives on familiar questions: the discovery and conquest of the new world, the industrial revolution, World War I, and the global supply chains that define our modern world.

    This 6 hour workshop will meet for 3 hours synchronously over zoom June 8, (8:30-11:30) followed by an additional 3 hours of asynchronous modules via google classroom whereby teachers can workshop more specific lesson plans and resources. Upon successful completion of the workshop, teachers will be provided with a stipend and a collection of related books for use in the classroom. This session will explore the role of East Asia in addressing the biggest environmental, economic, and political issues in our world today, and provide teachers with books, digital curricula, and pedagogical tools for making sense of Asia’s growing importance on the world stage.

    Benefits to participants include up to 6 hours of continuing education credit, a $30 stipend, $50 worth of books and classroom-ready materials, as well as priority access to future NCTA programs. Participation is limited to 20. Registration ends at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

    To sign up for the workshop, please use the following link: NEA | Exploring Global Questions in Asian Perspective

    Speakers:

    Dr. Zach Smith, Assistant Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies, University of Central Arkansas

    Dr. Michael Rosenow, Associate Professor of History, University of Central Arkansas

    For more information please contact:

    Mrs. Angelia Carlton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Dr. Zach Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Arkansas NCTA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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