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Primary Source

  • Face to face and online summer Institutes provided by Primary Source
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National Consortium for Teaching about Asia

  • Residential seminars and summer institutes provided by National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
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World View

  • Conducts various professional development opportunities for educators, including seminars, conferences, online courses, and study abroad
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Available Summer Institutes

 

National Resource Center Summer Institutes and Summer Tours – Posted on Berkeley ORIAS

  • Offered by National Resource Centers
  • There are dozens of federally funded National Resource Centers (NRCs) at universities around the United States. One of their many functions is to provide resources to help teachers internationalize American education. To do this, they provide curriculum materials, teacher education, travel opportunities for teachers, scholarly speakers, and more. Through these sites you can find a wide array of resources: lesson plans, culture boxes, and Skype-based classroom speakers, just to name a few.
  • Many NRCs also organize summer institutes for teachers. Some institutes have funding available to defray travel expenses for out-of-town participants.
  • Visit the website to learn more

Summer Institutes for National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, University of Colorado – Boulder

  • Offered by NCTA- University of Colorado- Boulder
  • July 10-14, 2017
  • Deadline March 17, 2017
  • “Critical Issues in Contemporary China”
  • This summer program, sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado is open to secondary social studies teachers nationwide. Teachers selected for the programs will receive a travel stipend, room and board, and resource materials. Full details and application information are provided in the linked flyer. Application deadline for both institutes is March 17, 2017.
  • Visit the application packet to learn more. For more information, contact jon.zeljo@colorado.edu.

The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China

  • Offered by Primary Source
  • June 14- August 8, 2017
  • Online Summer Institute
  • PDP/Credits: 45 PDPs; optional registration for 2 graduate credits
  • Cost: Partnership educators- no cost; Non-partnership educators- $600
  • In this engaging online course, we explore the long period from the emergence of China’s earliest civilizations to the end of the dynastic phase in 1911, with a focus on the remarkable richness and endurance of Chinese civilization
  • Visit the website to learn more

Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop

  • Offered through Indiana University Bloomington
  • July 9, 2017 – July 14, 2017, Sunday through Friday 8:00a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes
  • Target Audience are High school English and World Literature teachers (all states) who are interested in incorporating Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature into their curriculum.
  • Each day professors will lead lectures and discussions of the literature and history of China, Japan, and Korea. Every afternoon a high school world literature teacher experienced in teaching East Asian literature will lead strategy sessions on how to teach the works at the high school level. Evening activities and film screenings are also included for further cultural enrichment.
  • Visit the website to learn more

Bridging Cultures Initiative Summer Program

  • Offered through the Illinois-Northwestern African Studies Consortium
  • July 5, 2017- July 12, 2017
  • Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes
  • Bridging Cultures offers American secondary school teachers the opportunity to establish relationships with international teachers that will stimulate partnerships and coordinated activities in their respective classrooms. Hosted on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign, the program consists of an intense collaboration between participating American teachers and 20 visiting international secondary educators from the Global Institute for secondary Educators- a U.S. Department of State program.
  • Eligibility: In service middle and high school teachers are eligible to apply
  • Cost: Airfare, accommodations and living stipend provided
  • Application extended to May 1, 2017
  • Contact Terri Gitler for questions at tgitler@illinois.edu
  • Visit the website to learn more

Neighborhoods in Japan

  • Offered through the University of Washington, Seattle
  • July 10, 2017 – July 14, 2017
  • Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes
  • The seminar application is open to all grade 2-8 educators who plan to apply the content in their classes. Preference will be given to educators who are currently employed full-time in a public or private school based in the United States. Pre-service educators must be currently enrolled in a teacher education program. Substitutes are not eligible to apply. Applications will be evaluated on potential classroom impact, which you will have a chance to discuss in your application.
  • Neighborhoods in Japan will use stories, videos, and images to build an understanding of community life in Japan today. The seminar’s guiding question will be “How can we introduce our students to diverse stories of life in Japan?” In addition to exploring a rich variety of resources, the week will focus on adapting content and materials for use in your grade 2-8 classroom.
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East Asian Philosophies and Religions: A Visual and Literary Introduction

  • Offered through the University of Washington, Seattle
  • July 24, 2017 – July 28, 2017
  • Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes
  • The seminar is open to K–12 educators who plan to apply the content in their history, social studies, language arts, art, library/media, East Asian languages, or other relevant courses. Preference is given to educators who are currently employed full-time in a public or private school based in the U.S. Pre-service educators must be currently enrolled in a teacher education program. Substitutes are not eligible to apply. Applications will be evaluated on potential classroom impact, which you will have a chance to discuss in your application.
  • East Asian Philosophies and Religions: A Visual and Literary Introduction will explore the key philosophical and religious traditions that underlie East Asian belief systems, historically as well as in the present. Our course of study will focus on the emergence of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto within their original contexts, but will also consider how these traditions evolved as they moved across space and time. We will examine art and literature to familiarize ourselves with each tradition’s associated doctrines, objects and places of worship, and practices. As we analyze these sources, we will pay special attention to the impacts of cultural transmission, both on the traditions themselves and East Asian cultures they influenced.
  • Visit the website to learn more