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Spring 2013 NO-COST USC/NCTA "East Asia since 1800" Seminar at UTLA

Professional development opportunity open to interested K-12 educators
November 19, 2012

Thanks to generous Freeman Foundation support, the USC U.S. – China Institute (USCI) and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) are offering a NO-COST professional development opportunity open to all interested K-12 educators.

Enrollment is limited to 24 participants and priority will be given to high school world history and language arts teachers, though all K-12 educators are invited to apply. Sessions will meet at UTLA (United Teachers Los Angeles Bldg, 3303 Wilshire Blvd) on 8 Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, and three Saturday sessions. Free parking and refreshments are provided.

Among the topics covered in the seminar:

    Geography / Premodern China, Japan, and Korea (philosophy, social structure, key institutions)
    19th Century Domestic and External Challenges
    War, Revolution, and Nation-Making
    Economic Development and Social / Cultural Change
    Relations with the United States
    21st Century Challenges and Opportunities
    Web Research / Web Collaboration

Individuals who successfully complete the seminar and its follow-up requirements receive:

    East Asian reference and teaching materials
    $500 stipend
    Two PUSD/LAUSD multicultural salary points OR six (6) USC Rossier School of Education
    Continuing Units (CEUs), fee applicable

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), Room #812.814 (8th Floor, 812 and 814 is a double room)
3303 Wilshire Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90010
A map of the location can be found HERE.

To Apply, please click HERE to download the USCI/NCTA Spring 2013 "East Asia since 1800" Seminar in Los Angeles application form.

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 24, 2013 or until seminar is full.

For seminar requirements, please click HERE to view. 

In addition to the completed application form, you will need to submit:

    A short 1-2 page resume (curriculum vita) listing your educational and work experience
    A letter from your school principal confirming your teaching assignment
    A refundable deposit check for $50, made payable to "University of Southern California," to hold your registration; the check will be returned to you at the conclusion of the seminar

For additional information, please contact 213-821-4382 or <>.

Tentative Seminar Schedule:

Session #1: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Session #2: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Session #3: Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 9:00am to 12:30pm (Location TBA)

Session #4: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Session #5 and 6: Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:30 pm (USC, Annenberg ASC 204)

Session #7: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Session #8: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Session #9: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Session #10: Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (Location TBA)

Session #11: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Session #12: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm




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