University of Vermont

Asian Studies Outreach Program

Fourth Annual Asian Studies Collaborative Conference

Global Understanding: Developing a Framework for K-12 Educators

When:  May 8, 2012    8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Ed Centre, 2101 Centre Avenue Reading, PA

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lori E. Murray, President and CEO of World Affairs Council of America

Dr. Murray is a national security expert and a longstanding member of the board of directors of the World Affairs Forum in Stamford, CT. During the Clinton Administration, she served as assistant director for Multilateral Affairs of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Dr. Murray’s congressional experience includes senior legislative assistant and national security policy for a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations

Closing Keynote Speaker: Yo Azama, the 2012 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year

Yo Azama has taught Japanese at all levels at North Salinas High School in California. Azama has published widely in the field of language education and culture and has received many awards since beginning his teaching career 15 years ago.

Additional conference strands will include Wilson School District’s Global Academy model and an interactive World Quest session. Lunch is included in the conference cost.

Cost $45 - Berks County Schools; $60-out of county schools; $25-university students.

Please share the attached date-saver with your colleagues and staff. Registration is open in our "MyLearningPlan" online registration system at:, or click here.

- Under Quick Links select MyLearningPlan
- Scroll to Step 1 "Click here to view the catalog"
- Activities are listed by date
- Enter May 8 in date range or
- Enter "Asian" in search box to bring to the top of the list
- Clicking the title will give you full information
- Click the orange rectangle at the top - "Click to enroll"
- Proceed either as a new user or a registered user.

If you have any difficulties enrolling, please feel free to contact Beth Kozloski at 610-987-8489 or for assistance. For conference questions please contact Susan Calvin, ASC Program Administrator at 610-987-8639 or   

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