Simulcasts and Webinars

Simulcasts. These are typically two-hour live, streamed audiovisual presentations that will bring the expertise and cutting-edge research of leading scholars in the field to teachers throughout the country. The simulcast format is also well suited for programs that focus on introducing teachers to the growing number of primary source digital collections.

Webinars. These 60- to 90-minute interactive online classes will introduce teachers to a variety of topics. The short format lends itself to large audiences and concise information on high-interest and timely topics that can be easily and immediately adapted for use as daily lessons in K-12 courses.

 

Green Island, with author Shawna Yang Ryan

Start Date: January 22, 2019
End Date: January 22, 2019
Time Detail: 7-8pm EST
Location: Online
Type of Course: Simulcasts and Webinars
Course Description: Shawna Yang Ryan is a former Fulbright scholar in Taiwan who teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. "As the novel sweeps across six decades and two continents, the life of the narrator shadows the course of Taiwan's history from the end of Japanese colonial rule to the decades under martial law and, finally, to Taiwan's transformation into a democracy."--amazon.com
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: All States

A Girls’ Guide to the Islands, with author Suzanne Kamata

Start Date: January 30, 2019
End Date: January 30, 2019
Time Detail: 7-8pm Eastern Time
Location: Online
Type of Course: Simulcasts and Webinars
Course Description: “The American writer Suzanne Kamata had lived in Japan for more than half of her life, yet she had never explored the small nearby islands of the Inland Sea. The islands, first made famous by Donald Richie’s The Inland Sea 50 years ago, are noted for displaying artwork created by prominent, and sometimes curious, international artists and sculptors: Naoshima’s wealth of museums, including one devoted to 007, Yayoi Kusama’s polka dot pumpkins, Kazuo Katase’s blue teacup, and a monster rising out of a well on the hour in Sakate, called “Anger at the Bottom of the Sea”―to name a few. Spurred by her teen-aged daughter Lilia's burgeoning interest in art and adventure, Kamata sets out to show her the islands’ treasures. Mother and daughter must confront several barriers on their adventure. Lilia is deaf and uses a wheelchair. It is not always easy to get onto -- or off of -- the islands, not to mention the challenges of language, culture, and a generation gap. A Girls’ Guide to the Islands takes the reader on a rare visit by a unique mother and daughter team.” (P O'Hare Gemma Open door for Literacy)
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: All States

From Beirut to Jerusalem…to Hiroshima? The Middle East, Peace Building, and Japan’s “City of Peace”

Start Date: February 13, 2019
End Date: February 13, 2019
Time Detail: 7:00 PM EST
Location: Online
Type of Course: Simulcasts and Webinars
Course Description: Ray Matsumiya will discuss the Oleander Initiative and the unique qualities of the city of Hiroshima that make it a particularly effective location for peacebuilding programs.
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: All States

Taiwan and the World

Start Date: March 5, 2019
End Date: March 5, 2019
Time Detail: 7-8pm Eastern Time
Location: Online
Type of Course: Simulcasts and Webinars
Course Description: Join Professor James Lin, University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program, as he discusses Taiwan's place in the world today.
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: All States