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    Professional Development Workshop in Arkansas

    A new Professional Development workshop is coming to Plumerville, Arkansas on July 27th, 2020! Sponsored by ARNCTA, this workshop explores prints, film, propaganda posters, and video games as vital tools for understanding East Asia's past and present. Lunch and snacks will be provided. By participating in this workshop, you will receive 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit and $100+ in classroom materials.

    Earlier this month, Ms. Angel Moix at Simon Intermediate School in Conway received a load of additional books she requested for her classroom library that focused on Asia and Asian Americans from the Arkansas NCTA.

    We are particularly happy to be supporting Arkansas teachers, students, and communities in this way!

    For Arkansas teachers and educators that are looking for PD credit during the summer of 2018, Dr. Crutcher will be at Mills, Arch Ford, DeQueen-Mena, Southwest, and Southeast educational co-ops for the free "Death Note, Confucianism, and Kim Jong Un: Applying Information about Asia in K-12 Curricula" PD with lots of goodies and take-aways.

    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the NCTA, there is a call for "teacher resource essays" to be included in several future issues of the AAS publication, Education about Asia (EAA). The theme centers on the question, "What do we need to know about Asia?"

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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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