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Fall 2016 NCTA Seminar

Free 8 Session Seminar open to all K-12 Teachers!

September 1, 2016 12:37 PM

Designed as an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, this course will encourage both teaching and learning about East Asian political, social, and cultural history through written and visual primary sources. This seminar is perfect not only for history and social studies educators but for art educators, media specialists, librarians, and world language teachers as well. Some class time will be devoted to group discussions of teaching materials and strategies appropriate for different teaching levels.

The seminar will also provide you with both the content and resources deeded to implement the study of East Asia into your curriculum in accordance with the state’s academic standards. No previous background in Asia is presumed.


When:  9am-1pm on the following Saturdays in Fall 2016:  

  • September: 10 & 24
  • October: 1, 15, 29
  • November: 5 & 19
  • December: 3
  • A Follow-up session: will take place in Spring 2017. Date TBA


Seminar Location:  University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Room 711, Administration Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD, 21250

Registration Deadline: September 3, 2016

Flyer and Application: 2016-17 UMBC Flyer

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Benefits for Teachers who successfully complete the requirements for the 30-hour NCTA Seminars:

  • $200 worth of teaching materials for your school, including course textbook and a one year subscription to the journal Education about Asia

  • $200 stipend at the completion of all coursework

  • Eligibility to participate in a variety of in-county experiences in East Asia during the summer. 

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