The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the University of Colorado invite applications for two 2014 residential summer institutes: one for elementary teachers on Japan and one for secondary teachers on China.
Elementary:Texts and Contexts: Teaching Japan through Children’s Literature, June 22-26, 2014. Application deadline: March 14, 2014. Using children’s literature, elementary teachers can guide students in explorations of other cultures while helping them develop literacy skills and knowledge of their world. This institute for K-5 teachers will introduce several exemplary works of children’s literature as building blocks for teaching an integrated unit on Japan. Participants will have a unique opportunity to work with scholars of Japanese culture and children’s literature. See complete details and application at http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/ncta/downloads/TCJPSI2014appfillable.pdf.
Secondary: Citizens, Society & the State: Adaptation and Transformation in Contemporary China, July 7-11, 2014. Application deadline: March 21, 2014. This four-day residential program will examine the rapidly changing social and political dynamics of contemporary China, with special attention to the emerging roles of citizens, including ways in which individuals and groups respond to and enable social and political change through protests, political participation, and self-organization. See complete details and application at http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/ncta/downloads/China_SI14_online_app.pdf.