East Asia Through History and Art: A Collaborative Seminar for Educators
Mia is excited to offer a two-week online seminar for K-12 educators from June 21 to July 1, with an orientation on May 20, in collaboration with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).
Learn how to engage your students with the wider world by incorporating East Asia into your curriculum. Meet standards in your state with the content and resources that you can use to enrich your teaching and broaden your students’ knowledge. Learn from scholars of East Asia and NCTA master teachers, and meet other educators like yourself.
This online seminar introduces K-12 educators to the history, art, culture, literature, and politics of East Asia, with a particular focus on the resources available to teachers through the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Join Dr. David Kenley and Sheila McGuire for this online seminar that will include a mix of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities utilizing experts from Mia and various universities. Teachers from all disciplines and grades are invited and encouraged to participate.
Designed as an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, the course will encourage and facilitate K-12 teaching and learning about East Asia in World History, Geography, Social Studies, Art, and World Literature. Each seminar also touches upon topics such as diversity in world history, Asian cultural identities, geography in history and culture. Develop lesson plans for your current courses. Learn how to use NCTA online resources for in person, hybrid and online classes. This seminar will address standards in Visual Arts, Social Studies, World Studies, Geography, History, and Contemporary Studies.
This NCTA 36-hour seminar provides:
- $200 worth of materials for educators, including a textbook and subscription to Education About Asia journal
- $100 mini-grant for additional teaching materials
- $200 stipend (after completion of all assignments and seminar meetings)
- Certificate of Completion (36 hours)
- Other Professional Development hours/credit possible, depending on the seminar site. NCTA alumni have access to alumni newsletters with updates on free programs, online resources, recommended books and films, and opportunities for travel to East Asia.
An orientation session will take place on May 20. All subsequent sessions will take place from 9AM to 12PM Central Standard Time, weekdays from June 21 to July 1. All sessions are synchronous and take place on Zoom. Participants will also complete a three-hour asynchronous assignment on their own time.
To apply for this program, click here. This seminar is offered to K-12 educators in the following states: Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.