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    february workshop

    Arkansas NCTA and the University of Central Arkansas present "Teaching Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism", a two-day, interactive workshop taking place February 25th and 26th. This workshop features presentations from nationally-recognized scholars and offers events for both students and educators to learn about the history of China's foundational religio-philosophical schools.

    On Saturday, October 23rd we will be hosting "Asia Today: Contemporary Cultures and Politics", a 6 hour, virtual workshop for Grade K-12 Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana teachers held in conjunction with the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies. Participants will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit, $30 worth of classroom materials, and complementary registration to the SWCAS annual meeting ($40 value) featuring cultural performances and presentations on cutting-edge research by top scholars of Asia from around the world. Any participants who attended the workshop will also receive priority registration for future NCTA events. Registration is limited to 20 participants so register here today!

    On July 13th we will be hosting a 6 hour, virtual workshop for Grade 6-12 Arkansas teachers, "Mapping Myths, Mapping Asia: Rediscovering Asia's Physical and Human Geography" in partnership with Wilbur D. Mills ESC. The synchronous session will take place between 9:00am and 12:00pm and the 3 hour asynchronous curriculum will be available after on Google Classroom.  Participants will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit, a $30 stipend, access to online resources and classroom teaching materials, as well as priority enrollment for future NCTA programming. Participation is limited to 20 people so apply as soon as possible!

    The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the USC U.S.-China Institute are sponsoring a virtual seminar, offered to educators in all states, beginning on June 16, 2021 (2:00pm - 3:00pm). This seminar includes a weekly online live discussion each Tuesday from June 16th to July 14th as well as seminar-focused forum participation, a curriculum project, and a short essay assignment all focused on objects from art, industry, technology, and war to consider the richness of Japanese history. Upon completion of "Objects and Ritual in Japanese History", participants will receive 3 continuing education credits, online resources and materials for classroom use, and a certificate of completion. The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 13th. 

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    Housed within the Asian Studies Program at the University of Central Arkansas, the Arkansas NCTA aims to empower elementary and secondary school teachers to center East Asian art, literature, history, and culture in their classrooms.

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