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    June Workshop: Teaching East Asia in Middle and High School

    There will be an East Asia Professional Development Opportunity for West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Arkansas teachers on June 22nd and June 23rd, 2021. The first day of the workshop is virtual while the latter will take place at the University of Mississippi Southhaven Campus. Accepted participants will receive key issues of Asian Studies textbooks as well as $150 stipends. Participation is limited to twenty people so apply as soon as possible!

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    To apply for the program, please fill out an application at https://tinyurl.com/2dtr5d8z on or before Friday, May 7th, 2021.

    “Teaching East Asia in Middle and High Schools" will take place on Tuesday, June 22nd, and Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021. The June 22nd workshop is virtual and the June 23rd workshop is face-to-face and will take place at the University of Mississippi—Southaven Campus (If a COVID-19 related problem occurs, both days of the workshop will be virtual). The workshop is intended for West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Arkansas teachers.

    The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. NCTA is a premier provider of professional development on East Asia. NCTA alumni frequently have subsequent Asia institute and travel opportunities.

    Participants in the two-day workshop will receive complimentary Key Issues in Asian Studies books and $150 stipends. Public or private middle or high school social studies teachers interested in learning more about East Asia are eligible to apply. Funding for the workshop is limited to twenty participants so early applications are encouraged. Workshop participants will focus upon learning and teaching about Japan, North and South Korea, China, and Taiwan. Workshop faculty include university professors with expertise on Asia and who’ve regularly worked with teachers, as well as outstanding middle and high school educators recognized for their stellar treatment of Asia in classrooms. Participants who complete the workshop qualify for NCTA alumni credit or (if already alumni) advanced NCTA certification.

    Accepted participants should plan to attend the complete two-day workshop. Participants will also receive digital background readings in advance of the workshop. Upon completion of the summer workshop, participants will be paid $150 stipends. A virtual follow-up fall workshop will be conducted to enable participants to share East Asia classroom applications or plans and interact with a guest speaker. The fall workshop date will be announced in late June, but if conflicts occur, participants who wish to receive NCTA alumni credit or advanced NCTA certification will be provided a digital alternative. Participants who complete all workshop requirements will receive the appropriate NCTA certification.


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