Visit your U.S. state page to find out about NCTA seminars and activities in your area:
Winter and Spring Seminars
Teaching about China's Political System (January 20-April 28, 2014 )
Open to teachers nationwide.
NCTA at the University of Colorado is now enrolling for the Winter-Spring 2014 this online seminar. Co-developed by political scientists with expertise on China in consultation with AP comparative government teachers, this 25-hour asynchronous online course for secondary teachers addresses instructional objectives of the AP Comparative Government course and provides essential background to all teachers who cover contemporary China in their courses. The course is conducted through five asynchronous online modules: “Considering China;” “Sovereignty, Authority and Power;” “Political Institutions;” “Citizens, Society and the State;” and “Political Change.” Teachers receive seminar materials, completion stipend and may register for graduate credit. Click here for complete details, flyer, and registration. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Course limit: 30 teachers. Registration closes when filled.
NCTA-J-OPP Online Course for Elementary Teachers: Texts and Contexts: Teaching Japan through Children's Literature (January 21-April 3, 2014)
Open to elementary (K-5) teachers and media specialists nationwide, this 20-hour course will address Common Core standards and social studies content using outstanding works of children’s fiction on Japan. The course examines children’s literature about Japan and considers teaching ideas that integrate literacy and social studies strategies to teach world cultures. The course consists of four asynchronous modules including readings and a participant discussion forum. Participants receive three books and a completion stipend as well as field-tested, teacher-developed lessons. Teachers who teach about Japan in their curriculum and teachers west of the Mississippi will receive priority. For more information contact Catherine.Ishida@colorado.edu. Click here for complete details, flyer and application. Rolling admission. Limit 25 teachers. Registration closes January 5. This course is co-sponsored by TEA at the University of Colorado and the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington.