Professional Development

Professional Development


There are a variety of professional development opportunities available. Some of the study tours are available to students as well. For a complete listing of all study abroad and fellowship opportunities, please take a look at our list of fellowships and other opportunities available to teachers for more information.


Workshops


The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, offers annual Teaching About Asia Seminars for teachers, grades 6-12. Hundreds of teachers have taken the seminar and remain committed to incorporating East Asia into their curriculum. Three main elements comprise the program: a 10-week/ 30-hour seminar, classroom implementation, and a follow-up component.


Study Abroad

  • National Consortium Teaching Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, offers annual Teaching About Asia Study Tours for teachers, grades 6-12. Hundreds of teachers have taken the seminar and remain committed to incorporating East Asia into their curriculum. Three main elements comprise the program: a 10-week/ 30-hour seminar, classroom implementation, and a follow-up component. Ohio has led several tours in the past.
  • Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship - The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada.
  • The Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund (JFMF) Teacher Program, sponsored by the Government of Japan, provides American primary and secondary school teachers and administrators with fully-funded short-term study tours of Japan.

Funding / Awards


The Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes exceptional teachers who further mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese. The award is presented annually to two pre-college teachers in two categories, humanities and Japanese language, and consists of a certificate of recognition, a $2,500 monetary award, and $5,000 in project funds.
 

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