For general information on past and present programs in Mississippi, please see the NCTA page at The Croft Institute, Ole Miss and follow them on Facebook. For additional information on programs in Mississippi, please contact Elizabeth Googe (662-915-1500), Noell Wilson, Josh Howard, Peter Thilly, or Oliver Dinius.

South Korea: The Color of Earth, The Color of Heaven

Start Date: May 8, 2019
End Date: July 3, 2019
Time Detail: 7 Sessions – 14 PD Hours
Location: Online
Type of Course: Book Groups
Course Description: The Color of Earth, The Color of Heaven
by Kim Dong Hwa
Registration and Info:

Register HERE.

Offered to: All States

South Korea

Start Date: June 12, 2019
End Date: June 29, 2019
Location: South Korea
Type of Course: Study Tours
Audience: - Have successfully completed a minimum of 30 hours of NCTA programming offered by any NCTA site.
- Teach about Korea as part of a formal teaching assignment OR demonstrate a clear commitment to incorporating Korea into your curriculum.
- Are a minimum of 5 years from retirement at time of study tour
- Have a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at time of study tour and intend to continue teaching for at least 3 years post-tour.
- Are in good physical health
- Have a high level of cultural sensitivity and respect for social norms and customs not your own.

*Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously participated in an NCTA study tour.
Course Description: The 15 day trip will begin in the South Korean capital, Seoul, and continue on to sites of major cultural, historical, and artistic importance (including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Our tentative itinerary includes stops in Jeonju, Gwangju, Boseong, Busan, Ulsan, Gyeongju, and Andong, where participants will engage in a variety of hands-on learning experiences. Teachers will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with Korean educators, students, and other professionals.
Registration and Info:

The following expenses will be subsidized by EASC:

  • Roundtrip airfare to South Korea (Incheon) from a major US international airport (TBA).
  • Lodging, some meals, in-country activity fees, and travel expenses within South Korea.
  • Books, readings, and curriculum materials for all aspects of the study tour.

The following expenses will be borne by selected participants:

  • $1000 toward the total cost of individual participation. This amount is due in two installments: $500 upon accepting a spot on the study tour (around March 22nd, 2019) and the remaining $500 by April 30th, 2019.*Please note: These amounts are **non-refundable**
  • Travel to and from your residence and the international departure airport (TBA)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (if necessary). *Please note: visas are not required for American citizens for visits to South Korea shorter than 90 days.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Overseas medical coverage (Applicants should check with their insurance provider for particulars, as coverage is often available as part of a travel insurance policy. Participants will be asked to furnish proof of medical insurance and a travel policy that includes emergency medical evacuation insurance or to purchase a travel policy that includes medical insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance.)
  • Immunizations (if necessary)
  • Meals not included in the tour and other daily personal purchases (such as bottled water and snacks, laundry, international phone calls, souvenirs etc.) and personal travel during free time or beyond the dates of the study tour.
  • Costs incurred by variation from the group airfare package, such as emergency return to the U.S. or return to the U.S. via a different route from the group package.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

The deadline for submission is February 28, 2019, 11:59pm EST. Applications received after this date will NOT be considered.

Offered to: All States

Teaching East Asian Literature Workshop

Start Date: July 7, 2019
End Date: July 12, 2019
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: K-12 English and World Literature teachers (all states) who are interested in incorporating Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature into their curriculum. Highest priority for admissions reserved for high school educators.
Course Description: - Each day professors and experts 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.

Click HERE for more information or contact eascout@indiana.edu.

Offered to: All States

East Asia in the Early Modern World

Start Date: July 7, 2019
End Date: July 11, 2019
Location: University of Colorado Boulder
Type of Course: Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes
Audience: U.S. secondary social studies teachers (grades 6-12).
Course Description: What do sources from and about merchants, pirates, diplomats, missionaries, soldiers, and artists tell us about early modern East Asia? Examining various transborder institutions, practices, and people that contributed to the formation of the interconnected East Asian world (1271-1842), this four-day institute offers secondary teachers an opportunity to work with scholars and specialists to consider East Asia as a system that included but transcended the collective national histories of China, Japan, and Korea. In this institute, teachers will gain an understanding of the political, economic, and cultural systems of the early modern East Asian world and reconsider narratives of encounters and conflicts with European imperialist powers.
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: All States

Tradition, Exchange, and Innovation in Art: An Introduction to East Asian Visual Culture and Beyond

Start Date: July 15, 2019
End Date: July 19, 2019
Time Detail: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday); 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m (Friday)
Location: University of Washington, Seattle. May include field trips.
Type of Course: Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes
Audience: Priority given to full time 3-12 grade teachers of all subjects
Course Description: Tradition, Exchange, and Innovation in Art: An Introduction to East Asian Visual Culture and Beyondwill look at moments in the transmission of culture vis-à-vis art forms produced and transmitted throughout and beyond East Asia. This course will focus on the production of art forms, such as scrolls, woodblock prints, ceramics, and architectural forms as episodes in exchange and innovation. This program is ideal for people who are interested in an introductory course on East Asian art history and cultural transmission, and those who are looking for a refresher on key art historical concepts. During this program, we will compare and contrast artistic productions of different styles and periods, while focusing on translating these artistic examples of tradition, exchange, and innovation into useful classroom materials.
Course material include primary and secondary source materials, art historical approaches, in addition to resources for inclusion in the classroom. No prior knowledge of the subject matter is required.
Registration and Info:

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Offered to: All States