Online Seminars and Workshops

NCTA offers a online courses of varying lengths and topics. These online courses will enable teachers to obtain a breadth of knowledge about East Asia or to examine topics relevant to their instruction in more depth. These courses can provide professional development hours to teachers; in some cases, graduate credit will be available. Please note that online book groups are listed under the category “Book Groups.”

You may also visit the Top Ten Things to Know about East Asia in the 21st Century as a resource or to obtain professional development hours.   

From Our Classrooms to Yours: Shibori – the Japanese Art of Shaped Resist Dyeing

Start Date: February 25, 2021
End Date: February 25, 2021
Type of Course: Online Seminars and Workshops
Course Description: From the science of dyeing to the mathematical precision of the patterns, shibori is a form of art that is applicable across multiple disciplines and age groups. This presentation by NCTA master teacher Kachina Leigh will start with a brief history of shibori in Japan and move to the present day. Resources, practical tips, and suggestions for the use of non-traditional materials will be addressed, enabling teachers to share this art form with students in elementary grades to high school.
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: All States

What’s Happening in Xinjiang and Why Is It Important?

Start Date: February 27, 2021
End Date: February 27, 2021
Time Detail: 9 AM-12:30 PM
Type of Course: Online Seminars and Workshops
Audience: Virginia and DC area secondary teachers
Course Description: China’s Xinjiang Province is designated as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) because of its rich natural gas reserves. And it is a key region in China’s international Belt and Road Initiative. Xinjiang is also home to 11 million Uighurs, Muslims of Turkish ancestry who populated the area long before the Chinese government of the Chinese Communist Party took control of the region in 1949. Beginning in 2017, the Chinese government began targeting the Uighurs as a national security threat, citing “extremist views.” These government measures have escalated over the years, including forced detention of Uighurs, which has been condemned by global organizations and governments around the world.
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: Virginia, Washington DC

Japan’s Triple Disasters 10 Years Later: Aftermath, Recovery, and Lingering Issues

Start Date: March 2, 2021
End Date: March 2, 2021
Time Detail: 7-8 pm ET. 1 hour
Type of Course: Online Seminars and Workshops
Audience: Secondary teachers
Course Description: Professor Ethan Segal, Michigan State University, will provide a broad, substantive background on the events and their enduring impacts nationally and globally, with a particular focus on the nuclear disaster and its enduring issues.
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: All States

Engaging Students with the Lessons of 3.11: What, Why, How.

Start Date: March 5, 2021
End Date: March 5, 2021
Time Detail: 7-8 pm ET. 1 hour
Type of Course: Online Seminars and Workshops
Audience: Secondary teachers
Course Description: Kathleen Krauth, The American School in Japan, will offer personal experiences, sharing how she has continued to teach about the disaster and its human impacts over the past 10 years and discussing why this disaster offers classroom worthy lessons and projects now at its 10th anniversary.
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: All States

Japan’s Approaches to Modernization and Responses to Imperialism

Start Date: March 6, 2021
End Date: March 6, 2021
Time Detail: 9am – 12:15pm
Location: Online
Type of Course: Online Seminars and Workshops
Course Description: Connect with a historian of 19th-century Japan and curriculum resources to explore Japan’s historical experiences and transformations as it responded to Western imperialism and engaged in modernization. The workshop is designed to integrate world history content outcomes with skills-based learning and disciplinary literacy. Winter Workshop 2 of 2.
Registration and Info:

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Also see this workshop for teachers: China’s Approaches to Modernization and Responses to Imperialism

Offered to: All States

East Asia: Origins To 1800

Start Date: March 13, 2021
End Date: May 12, 2021
Time Detail: 12 hours
Type of Course: Online Seminars and Workshops
Audience: K-12 educators
Course Description: This complimentary online seminar explores history and culture of East Asia and discusses ways to effectively incorporate it into your curriculum. This course is open to all teachers.
Registration and Info:

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Offered to: All States

Chinese Film Workshop

Start Date: March 15, 2021
End Date: April 22, 2021
Time Detail: Once a week for 3 hours
Type of Course: Online Seminars and Workshops
Audience: K-12 teachers throughout the US
Course Description: This no-cost, five-week course will focus on the history of modern China through the lens of films that are produced in China on a number of topics such as cinematic presentation of history, aesthetic responses to the chaos in Chinese society created by war and revolution, issues of gender, body, identity, modernity and nationalism, as well as cross-cultural internationalism. Specifically, this course focuses on films directed by ZHANG Yimou (张艺谋), over a span of decades. This course will be 100% online with weekly readings, discussion postings and supplemental materials. Whether you are new to these topics, or already well versed, there is something for everyone.
Registration and Info:
Extended deadline to Feb. 26 — Email eascncta@indiana.edu to register.
All the following books have online access. https://libguides.ius.edu/g300/china-films
Offered to: All States