The Institute for Japanese Studies has received three years of funding ($118,522) for a project titled “Strengthening the Infrastructure to Produce Future Leaders through Educational Outreach, Career Development, and Professional Development in the State of Ohio and the Midwest.” The grant will support cooperative activities in Ohio, the Midwest and Japan to enhance outreach to all levels of educational institutions and the community through the following project areas:
- Discovery Box (physical and online)- updating & seeding at other institutions and online
- Journey along the Tokaido - using primary source material to teach about Japan (lessons, materials)
- Ohio - Japan Discovery Box exchanges between Ohio schools and those in Japan
- Ohio-Japan Alumni Network (OH-JAN)- promote outreach, networking, and mentoring by graduates (high school and college) of Japan-related programs in Ohio
- Best Practices Outreach Workshop for K-16 educators - 2013, 2014 2015
- Japanese Teacher Networking and Advocacy Workshop - 2013, 2014, 2015
If you are interested in any of these projects or would like to have more information, please contact Janet Stucky Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-292-3345.