Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes

Residential seminars and summer institutes are intensive professional development courses that take place in s short period of time, often over the summer. They can provide an overview or East Asian history and culture or focus on a specific theme. These courses can provide professional development hours to teachers; in some cases, graduate credit will be available.


Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop

Start Date: July 8, 2018
End Date: July 13, 2018
Time Detail: Sunday through Friday, 8:00a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN 47405
Type of Course: Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes
Audience: High school English and World Literature teachers (all states) who are interested in incorporating Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature into their curriculum.
Course Description: Each day professors lead lectures and discussions of the classical/modern literature and pertinent history of China, Japan, and Korea. Every afternoon a high school world literature teacher experienced in teaching East Asian literature introduces strategies and activities for teaching the works at the high school level. Evening activities and film screenings are included for further cultural enrichment.

Participation includes:
· Set of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literary works covered in workshop (mailed to participants prior to workshop)
· Free lodging at the Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel
· At least one meal a day
· Certificate of completion
· Option to purchase three graduate credits from Indiana University
· $300 school resource-buying grant for purchasing East Asian literature for classroom use, provided upon completion of all requirements
· Access to curricular resources on the workshop’s Google website
Registration and Info:

Application available HERE.

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Offered to: All States

Uneasy Neighbors: Legacies and Challenges in 21st-Century East Asia

Start Date: July 8, 2018
End Date: July 14, 2018
Time Detail: 35-hour residential summer institute
Location: University of Colorado campus, Boulder CO
Type of Course: Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes
Audience: Secondary social studies teachers, nationwide
Course Description: News of East Asia increasingly focuses on regional tensions and conflict, even as member nations seek cooperation and common ground in various spheres. How and why are the nations of East Asia such uneasy neighbors?

Through a six-day program, the institute will examine the recent past, present, and future of East Asian regional relations, considering China, Japan, Taiwan, and the Koreas. The program will lay the groundwork for current issues by deconstructing the region’s “history problem”—the enduring legacies and hotly contested national narratives of 20th-century conflict. Participants will then have the opportunity to focus on current topics—national grand strategies and their regional impact, territorial disputes, economic cooperation and rivalries, the environment, demographics—and prospects for the East Asian regional order of the future.
Registration and Info:

Applications open December 11, 2017 at Click on 2018 Summer Institute.

Offered to: All States