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National Consortium for Teaching about Asia

NCTA seminars serve more than 1,000 teachers yearly. Participants interact with East Asia specialists, receive extensive readings and other materials, and discuss effective strategies for bringing East Asia into their classrooms. Each seminar leader or team facilitates a seminar on East Asia that incorporates primary-source selections from the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean traditions. NCTA offers seminars in different delivery methods to accommodate the different needs, schedules and preferences of teachers. Seminars can be taken in a face-to-face setting, online, or in a blended format (face-to-face and digital used together). NCTA targets teachers of world history, world geography, other social studies courses, and language arts/world literature as the primary audience of its programs. Teachers of Asian languages, media specialists, librarians, and art teachers who play a key role in teaching Asian studies content also are eligible for NCTA programs. NCTA seeks to develop a community of inquiry among educators interested in East Asian studies that serves as a forum for collegial discussion of issues relevant to the teaching of East Asia.
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2019 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award Nominations Open

The United States-Japan Foundation funds the Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award each year to recognize exceptional teachers who further mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese. The 2019 award will be awarded
to one teacher in the humanities category, which includes social studies, art, literature and teachers of other subjects, exclusive of Japanese language. The 2020 award will focus on Japanese language. The award consists of a $2,500 monetary award and a $5,000
grant provided by the United States-Japan Foundation. It is named in honor of Elgin Heinz for his commitment to educating students about Asia as well as for the inspiration he has provided to the field of pre-college education. Beginning in 2019, the Elgin
Heinz Award will be administered through the non-profit organization EngageAsia.

Elgin Heinz winners typically have have over 10 years of teaching experience and have been engaged in teaching their students about Japan for a substantial period of time. Candidates must demonstrate sustained
commitment to improving mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese, and must have made significant contributions to enhancing students’ knowledge of Japan.

Applications are due May 15, 2019. To learn more about the award and application procedures, please see link below:
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As spring approaches in Japan, the country's weather forecasters face one of their biggest missions of the year: predicting exactly when the famed cherry blossoms will bloom. Japan's sakura or cherry blossom season is feverishly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. "People pay more
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Ankara calls for UN to act on ‘human tragedy’ of re-education of the Turkic-speaking minority in Xinjiang province
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Ohio teachers, we have a summer seminar for you in June:
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West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland teachers, here's a seminar for you.
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National Consortium for Teaching about Asia1 week ago
The Asian Art Museum’s new exhibition, “Kimono Refashioned” (on display Feb. 8-May 5) is a timely exploration of the kimono’s lasting impact, and how it has morphed, evolved and transformed across time and cultures.

 


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