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    News & Events

    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!

    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!

    The UCA Asian Studies Program and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia present The Uyghur Crisis and Islam in East Asia: What Everyone Needs to Know, a two-day workshop to foster a better understanding of the ongoing human rights crisis in Xinjiang. Since 2017, the Chinese government has imprisoned over one million Uyghur Muslims in what has become the largest mass internment of an ethnic minority group since World War II. This event brings together China specialists and Uyghur community members to discuss the broader history of Muslim communities in China, the everyday experiences of Uyghurs in Xinjiang today, and the global significance of this ongoing human rights crisis.

    ARNCTA proudly presents: "Teaching China in the Age of Covid-19." A four-part online workshop that will bring together leading experts on Asia from around the country to provide context on the origins of Covid-19, the response to the virus, its impact on Asian-American communities, and the future of U.S. – China relations. Participating Arkansas teachers receive benefits, including a $50 dollar stipend, up to 5 hours of Continuing Education Credit, eligibility to apply for NCTA Travel Funding, and valuable classroom resources to implement into their curriculum. Please click this link for our general registration. 

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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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