K-12 East Asian Connection
Every year EASC coordinates semester-long NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars throughout the Midwest and South, taught by regional faculty. Generously funded by the Freeman Foundation, these seminars are designed to help teachers become more knowledgeable about East Asia and to pass that knowledge on to their students. Texts are free for all participants, and school resources and stipends are provided to those who successfully complete the seminar. Teaching about Asia seminars will be held in the following locations this year:
East Lansing, MI
New Orleans, LA
South Bend, IN
St. Paul, MN.
EASC will be leading an NCTA study tour to China in the summer of 2010 for NCTA seminar alumni in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Louisiana. The study tour will be led by Qiong Jiang (EASC Outreach Coordinator), John Frank (a history teacher at Center Grove High School in Greenwood, IN), a faculty member specializing in China (TBN), and Cathy Gao (EASC Outreach Assistant). Participants will visit schools and historical sites during their three-week stay in China. A detailed description and application will be available online at http://www.iu.edu/~easc/outreach/educators/tour/index.shtml in December. For more information, contact Cathy Gao at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help prepare Indiana high school teachers for the Geography and History of the World state standards, EASC and IU’s Center for Social Studies and International Education, along with four other IU area studies centers (African Studies Program, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, and Russian and East European Institute), are holding workshops that provide geography and history content and help teachers with course development on each of the standards. This fall’s workshops will focus on Standard 7—Conflict and Cooperation and will be held on the following dates:
Wednesday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (substitute fees provided)
School of Education, Indiana University
Friday, December 11, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (substitute fees provided)
Wabash Valley Education Center
West Lafayette, IN
Spring 2010 workshops will focus on Standard 6—Innovations and Revolutions.
To attend a workshop in your area, contact Arlene Benitez, Associate Director, IU Center for Social Studies and International Education, or call (812) 855-1270 or (800) 266-3815.