K-12 East Asian Connection
Every year EASC coordinates semester-long National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) Teaching about Asia seminars throughout the Midwest and South. Taught by regional faculty and generously funded by the Freeman Foundation, these seminars are designed to help teachers become more knowledgeable about East Asia and to assist them with developing strategies to pass that knowledge on to their students. Texts are free for all participants, and school resources as well as stipends are provided to those who successfully complete the program. NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars will be held in the following locations in 2011:
New Albany, IN
West Lafayette, IN
On July 11th through 15th 2011, EASC will hold its 13th annual NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop at IU Bloomington. Generously funded by the Freeman Foundation, this workshop is designed to immerse literature teachers in East Asian literature and history and provide them with the background and materials necessary to incorporate an East Asian component into their courses. An intense week of lectures, discussions, teaching strategy sessions, and cultural activities will culminate in the participants' developing classroom-ready lesson plans. Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants' schools will receive a $300 grant for the purchase of East Asian resources for their classroom. Participation is limited to 25 teachers. For more information, see the Web site, or contact outreach coordinator Cathy Gao.