University of Vermont

Asian Studies Outreach Program

Japan and the World: New Seminar Series on Asia for VT Educators

ASOP cohosts a NCTA Professional Development Seminar Series with Rutland High School

The Asian Studies Outreach Program, in collaboration with Ron Eisenman of Rutland High School, is pleased to announce the 2016 National Consortium for Teaching About Asia seminar series at Rutland High School beginning March 2016. The free five-part seminar series is open to 20 Vermont educators interested in learning more about Japan and its relations with the East and West.

At each seminar, East Asian faculty experts will provide in depth information and materials on topics such as geography, philosophy, religion, history, literature and art. The seminar will also focus on Japan’s global relations with the USA, China, and other countries. Educators will explore how to more effectively incorporate this content into their lesson plans and to create Project Based Learning opportunities for their students. Middle and secondary educators of Social Studies, English, Music, Art, LOTE, librarians and administrators are encouraged to apply.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive $200 in teaching materials including a subscription to Education About Asia, a $150 stipend upon completion of the seminar requirements, be eligible to apply for subsidized study tour in China or Japan or Korea (pending funding), obtain graduate credit through UMass (optional),  and have unlimited access to Five College Center for East Asian Studies Webinar series at no cost.

Download a NCTA application and a poster for your school. For more information contact Jacqueline Drouin at 802-656-7985.

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