National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) seminar on East Asia will be offered by the UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, NCTA Partner Site of the University of Colorado National Coordinating Site. This NCTA seminar is part of a national initiative designed to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in secondary world history, geography, and literature curricula, and is generously funded by a grant from the Freeman Foundation.

The Fall Summer 2010 NCTA Seminar Program at the University of Iowa is starting to accept registrations from secondary school teachers of world history, world geography, world literature, art and special education in the State of Iowa. This 30- hour seminar will be held on campus of University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

The Fall 2010 NCTA Seminar consists of 4 Saturdays of face-to-face instructions from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on September 18, October 16, November 6 and December 4, 2010. The program consists of 4 major themes: Women in Asia, Getting to Know the Koreas, Ethnic Identity and Nationalism in China, and Multi-cultural Japanese Society.

in 6 online sessions in summer where teachers can have their own schedule to study the materials. For more information about the programs, please contact Dongwang Liu with email at dongwang-liu@uiowa.edu or by phone at 319-335-1305.

Seminar Location

The Fall 2010 NCTA Program will be held on campus of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

Seminar Dates

September 18, October 16, November 6 and December 4, 2010

Full attendance is expected. Any absences must be approved in advance.

Benefits for Participants

Each participant will receive a $500 stipend plus $100 worth of materials (books and DVDs) upon successful completion of the 4 workshops with assignment requirements,

Eligibility

Eligible participants are those who teach a secondary geography, world history, world literature, Asian language, and special education who will include the study of China, Japan or Korea and are at least two years from retirement. Two hours of licensure renewal credit is available through Grant Wood AEA at the participant's own expense ($50 for 2 hours). Participants who meet additional course requirements may receive up to two hours of University of Iowa graduate credit at their own expense ($120/hour). For more information, please contact Dongwang Liu, at 319-335-1305, the UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.