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2008 Summer Residential Seminar at USC

January 1, 2008

"East Asia and New Media in My Classroom"

2008 Summer Residential Seminar
July 28-August 1 and August 4-7, 2008

The USC U.S.-China Institute is offering an intensive nine-day equivalent of our "East Asia and New Media in My Classroom"  professional development seminar for K-12 teachers employed outside of the greater Los Angeles area.

To be eligible to apply, you must teach at a school located more than 30 miles from USC.  Priority in enrollment will be given to World History and Language Arts teachers, but all teachers are encouraged to apply.  Enrollment in the seminar will be limited to 24 participants.

Sessions will meet at USC from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday, July 28 to Friday, August 1 and Monday, August 4 to Thursday, August 7, 2008. For these meeting days, participants will be provided with housing and parking accomodations adjacent to USC, as well as breakfast, lunch and refreshments.  Participants will also be taken on field trips to Asia-specific cultural sites around Los Angeles.

♦  Seminar Content and Benefits

Focusing on helping teachers address the California history, social studies, and language arts standards, we will offer presentations on the history and culture of East Asia, as well as discuss how case studies can be used to explore a variety of issues.  Among the topics covered will be:

Geography/Early East Asia
East Asia Since 1900
Cosmopolitan East Asia
East Asian Poetry
Women in East Asian History
Late Imperial China
Chinese Philosophy
Classical and Warrior Japan    
The Meiji Restoration
Japanese Literature
Korea's Historical Development
Web Research/Web Collaboration

Click here for the seminar schedule.

Teachers who successfully complete the seminar and its follow-up requirements are eligible to receive:

⇒  $500 stipend for each participant for satisfactory seminar participation and completion of requirements
⇒  $200 in East Asian reference and teaching materials for each participant
⇒  $300 school library grant (per participant) for acquisition of East Asia-focused materials
⇒  Six USC Rossier School of Education continuing education units (processing fee applicable)
⇒  All graduates become eligible to apply for a subsidized NCTA trip to East Asia (tentatively set for summer 2010)

♦   Seminar Location

 University of Southern California (USC)
University Park Campus
Los Angeles , CA 90089

Campus information


We are no longer accepting applications for this seminar.


Contact Miranda Ko at (213) 740-1307 or