Intersections: East Asia and STEAM

Start Date: September 3, 2019
End Date: December 17, 2019
Time Detail: 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings
Location: 4130 WW Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Type of Course: Face-to-Face Seminars and Workshops
Audience: K-12 educators
Course Description: This free ten-week course for K-12 educators is an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, with special emphasis on the ideas and cultural developments that make East Asia a distinct region. The seminar is designed to encourage and facilitate K-12 teaching and learning about East Asia in World History, Geography, Social Studies, Art, and World Literature, and how STEAM topics intersect with East Asia. This seminar will provide you with both the content and resources needed to implement the study of East Asia into your curriculum in accordance with the state’s academic standards, as well as the geography and world history standards. No previous background in Asia is assumed. Teams of teachers as well as teachers in schools with NCTA alumni are strongly encouraged to apply. Media specialists, librarians, art teachers, world language teachers, and others are also well positioned to help foster a place for East Asia in your schools. Some class time will be devoted to group discussions of teaching materials and strategies appropriate for different teaching levels.


$200 stipend and two Act 48 credits (60 hours) upon completion of seminar requirements
$200 worth of teaching materials
Free textbook
Free parking
Dinner is provided
Eligibility to participate in NCTA study tours to East Asia
Registration and Info:

Registration Deadline: August 27, 2019

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Offered to: Pennsylvania