The East Asian Studies Center and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) present:
East Asia 101: Mapping Past & Present: Spirits & Beasts of East Asia
From the legendary characters of myth and manga to the figurative demons of disease and war, the contours of East Asia have been defined by its spirits and beasts, real and imagined, from time immemorial. Join us in this free introductory seminar as we map the impact of these transnational forces in and beyond East Asia through the lenses of geography, art, religion, sports, literature, and more! Focusing on the regions that comprise present-day China, Japan, and Korea, participants will engage with experts and other educators in the field to explore major trends, global issues, and historic foundations that shape East Asian society. Our virtual journey will illuminate the region’s diverse cultures and environment while building and enhancing your tool chest of teaching resources for the classroom.
July 11 - 22, 2022 (Monday - Friday)
- Orientation session in May/June 2022 (evening, online)
- July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2022: daily 1:00pm - 4:00pm (EDT) Online
- Synchronous and Asynchronous sessions designed to optimize time together
- Benefits: $200 stipend, $200 teaching materials, 36 contact hours
- Graduate Credit: 2.0 hours graduate credit option available (extra fee)
- Follow up session in Sept/Oct 2022 (Saturday, Online)
- K-12 educators (including pre-service and in-service teachers, librarians, administrators, others) from Ohio as well as Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
- No previous background in East Asia is assumed for this free introductory seminar with many benefits (resources, follow up event, stipend - see below for details).
- Please note that although teachers from all 12 states are eligible for the NCTA Seminar in any of the states, they can only attend one of the introductory summer seminars.
Lead Instructor and East Asia Overview: Dr. Ann Marie Davis, Assistant Professor, University Libraries and East Asian Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University
Seminar topics (select):
- East Asian: History, Literature & Folklore, Culture, Film, Art, Religion, Maps, Geography, Math, & Science
- $200 worth of teaching materials, including textbook and one-year subscription to Education about Asia journal ($100 worth at July seminar, $100 worth of materials after completion of seminar requirements)
- $200 stipend upon completion of all coursework (summer seminar, lesson plan, philosophical essay, follow up event in Fall 2022- online)
- access to nationwide NCTA programs, such as eligibility for discounted study tours of East Asia, online book clubs, summer institute opportunities, and teaching resources
Background about NCTA:
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to foster a permanent place for the teaching and study of East Asia at the middle and secondary school levels. The objectives of the program are accomplished through a lifelong approach to professional development: Teaching about Asia seminars, curriculum development, texts and resources, continuing education programs and study tours to East Asia. Since 2004, The Ohio State University has collaborated with other colleges and universities around the state of Ohio to offer Teaching about Asia seminars in Akron, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Marietta, Toledo and Wooster. These thirty-hour seminars have given the teachers who participated a strong background in Chinese, Japanese and Korean history and culture, which they have passed on to Ohio middle and high school students. The Ohio State University has also led program graduates on study tours to China, Japan and Korea, and maintains a bank of East Asia lesson plans created by program graduates. The NCTA 2021 seminar is coordinated by the East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh NCTA coordinating site, which is a Freeman Foundation funded program. For further information on NCTA programs around the country, see http://nctasia.org/.
For links to information about NCTA through The Ohio State University: