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Please use this area to announce workshops that have some Asia content or opportunities for educators to pursue funding. [Edit by="Clay Dube on Aug 18, 4:35:59 PM"][/Edit]

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Teachers interested in learning more about Korea and how to bring it alive in their classrooms can do so at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 5. Mary Conner, a distinguished educator and the author of a book on Korea, is the seminar director. For details about the seminar, please go to:

UCLA's John Duncan (director of our Center for Korean Studies) is among the presenters. [Edit by="Clay Dube on Oct 21, 7:19:35 AM"][/Edit]

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I am taking a Korean culture workshop August 6-10th at the Korean Cultural Center, LA. The China Institute has gotten me interested in learning more about Korea, so i kept my eye out on workshops about that region.

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The Korean Cultural Center is a great place to go to experience all things Korean. They also host a monthly film series that is free to all. Most of the films have English sub-titles and they usually offer a pretty good range of material- from comedy to hardcore drama. If any of you are brave enough, they also offer language classes that are very inexpensive and can take you from beginner level to intermediate/advanced. Korean is much more intimidating sounding than it really is- once you do it a while, it starts to flow. It is an extremely logical language, much more so than English. My biggest regret is not keeping mine up- the old adage of "use it or lose it" is so true!
If you do head down to the KCC, make a day/night of it. There are many excellent Korean restaurants in the area. If you go at night, you can also check out a Naryabong- a singing room (karaoke).

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i just finished the korean workshop this week. it was incredible. they fed us korean food during lunch, visited the korean buddhist temple, had a tae kwon do master give a demo, had a dance presentation, art lesson, and a mock korean traditional wedding. we alsoo went to eat one day at a korean restaurant and toured korea town in los angeles. this in addition to all the speakers, videos, and resources they gave us (lesson plans, dvds, books, etc). it was an amazing experience. there were about 60 teachers or so, and they will be having additional workshops this year.

had it not been for the china institute, i wouldn't have opened the door to other east asian countries.

visit the website! the cultural center near in los angeles is a good resource for field trips and professional development.

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This is a wonderful opportunity for the teachers to learn about ISRAEL an Asian country with blooming economy & very good infrastructure for science & technology.Teachers can join the workshop " LEARN ISRAEL :A Multicultural Nation " in skirball cultural center on february 24 & march 9 (both the days are Sunday) .More information can be had from

Call : Susan Dubin at 818-886-6415 [Edit by="aagarwal on Dec 20, 9:40:12 PM"][/Edit]

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There will be another workshop coming in the Spring sometime. I took the summer workshop and it was wonderful. I received a lot of resources--I use some of the power-point presentation slides with my class when I do Korean related lessons in class and it has been such a invaluable tool. But what really sold me about the workshop was the traditional art classes as well as the food. I highly recommend it.

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Would you mind posting some of the upcoming workshops you've mentioned in class? I know that there was one in March but I do not remember the date. Thank you.

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California Council for the Social Studies
50th Annual Conference
Boom and Bust: Celebrating 50 Years of Social Studies

March 4 - 6, 2011
Doubletree Hotel
Sacramento, California

The California Council for the Social Studies is requesting proposal submissions to present at the 50th Annual Conference, March 4-6, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento. The 2011 conference -- Boom and Bust: Celebrating 50 Years of Social Studies -- continues a CCSS tradition devoted to exploring ideas and activities by which social studies educators can help students make intelligent decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

The Proposal Guidelines and Proposal Form are available ONLINE ONLY at

JULY 31, 2010

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Below is the LA County Office of Education's History Day announcement. It is, of course, is a big event. I'm not sure of the contours of the 2011 topic, but perhaps it includes public diplomacy, something that's been in the news lately. Public diplomacy is often linked to "soft power," the idea that a country's culture and society is attractive to others and that this attraction affects policies and relations.

USC has a Center on Public Diplomacy. We also are looking at the Shanghai Expo as a major experiment in public diplomacy both for the Chinese and participating nations. One of the US efforts in this regard is the student ambassador program at the USA Pavilion. You can learn more about this, see videos, and see what students are writing about the experience by clicking on the EXPO button in the upper right corner of the USCI website:

History Day L.A. Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures,

March 12, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
This annual event encourages teachers to engage their students in History Day
learning opportunities (i.e. exhibits, performances, web sites, posters,
documentaries, papers) for the purpose of increasing academic rigor of historysocial
science education, meeting the California History-Social Science Academic
Content Standards, and building skills of collaboration and team work. Last year
more than 600 students participated in the event. Winners of the competition
compete at the California History Day state competition.
Fee: $40 per student
Deadline to Register: February 4, 2011
A Request for Information is attached. Contest details and registration materials can
be found at

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September 25, 2010 is the application deadline for this foundation. Schools are eligible to apply for up to $1,500 to implement a project. From the foundation's mission statement:

    "The Foundation seeks to facilitate the development and implementation of holistic environmental curricula that incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental activities within a primary or secondary school setting."

Your curriculum project focusing on environmental issues in Asia could receive support! Students might monitor pollution levels, might note how pollution crosses borders, might note energy efficiency issues, or many other possibilities.

To learn more, please take a look at:

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The Los Angeles County Office of Education
is proud to announce

FREE Historical Thinking Poster
from the National History Education Clearinghouse

Are you a K-12 U.S. history or social studies teacher, librarian, or teacher educator? Looking for ways to promote thoughtful, critical reading of primary and secondary sources in the classroom? now offers a poster to help you out!

Our double-sided color poster features definitions of primary and secondary sources and guides students through the process of historical inquiry. What questions should you ask when examining a primary source? Where should you look for reliable secondary sources? How do you use the evidence you've gathered to make an argument?

Bright illustrations and snappy captions present history as a mystery for elementary students, while the flip side asks middle and high schoolers how historians know what they know about the past. Both sides feature clear visual examples of primary sources.

You can read about it here:

Or request a free copy here:

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Target will be awarding 5,000 grants of $700 each to schools for the upcoming school year. Teachers can use a grant to fund a school field trip that connects their curriculum to out-of-school experiences. It’s a great way to engage and inspire students. You can apply any time before September 30, 2010.

To apply, please go to

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Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students.

Teacher Grant awards range from $100 to $500 each and are used to finance creative classroom projects. The number of grants awarded varies from year to year, depending on the amount of the funds being requested. Typically, 200-300 grants are awarded each year.

For detailed information, as well as application, please go to

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Great info! I'm applying!

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You are AWESOME!!!

This looks great!

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California Council for the Social Studies
2011 Award Recognition Program

Each year the California Council for the Social Studies honors outstanding educators for their contributions to History-Social Science education in California at their Annual Spring Conference. This year's conference is March 4-6, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel, Sacramento.

Please consider nominating an educator/educational leader in one or more of the categories below:

Hilda Taba Award
· for Outstanding Contributions to Social Studies Education in California

· Diane L. Brooks Award

· Ruth Delzell Award for Outstanding Service

· Carol Marquis Global Understanding Award

· Roy Erickson Civic Education Leadership Award

· Elementary Outstanding Teacher Award

· Middle School Outstanding Teacher Award

· Senior High Outstanding Teacher Award

· Student Teacher Excellence Award

Applications and Criteria for each award can be found in the attached file.

All nominations must be submitted by November 15, 2010 to
CCSS Professional Awards Recognition Program
P.O. Box 9319
Chico, CA 95927-9319

Additional information can be found on the CCSS website at:

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Hi Folks,

The Fulbright-Hays program invites you to apply for a study tour to India, Thailand and Vietnam, or China! Details below.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program

Spring/Summer 2011
Closing Date: October 6th, 2010

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides opportunities for overseas experience. The program is open to educators and administrators with responsibilities for curriculum development in fields related to humanities, languages, and area studies. Topics and host countries of the seminars vary from year to year. All seminars are in non-western European countries. Seminars are designed to provide a broad and introductory cultural orientation to a particular country (ies). The program is geared towards those educators with little or no experience in the host country (ies) who demonstrate the need to develop and enhance their curriculum through short-term study and travel abroad. There are ten seminars being offered for Summer 2011 with 14-16 positions per seminar, subject to the availability of funds.

For more information, please see the Web site at

Country seminars to be offered in 2011 include:

Elementary Seminars


Secondary Seminars
China-History &Culture

Thailand & Vietnam

TERMS OF THE AWARD INCLUDE: ▪ round-trip economy airfare ▪ room and board ▪ program-related travel within the host country (ies). Participants are responsible for a cost share of $450.00.

· Elementary School Teachers in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages
· Middle or High School Educators in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages
· Administrators or Curriculum Specialists who have responsibility for curriculum in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages;
· Librarians, Museum Educators or Media or Resource Specialists who have responsibility for curriculum in the fields of social sciences, humanities, including languages; and

· Citizenship - must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States.
· Academic Preparation - must hold at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
· Professional Experience - (1) must have at least 3 years of full-time experience by the time of departure for the seminar; (2) must be currently employed full-time in a U.S. school system, institution of higher education, Local Education Agency, State Education Agency, library, or museum. Teaching as a graduate, teaching assistant or student teacher is not applicable toward the three years of required full-time professional experience; (3) must be currently employed full-time in a teaching or administrative position at the level for which the candidate is applying.
· Health -The candidate must be physically and psychologically able to participate in all phases of the seminar. Award recipients must provide a physician’s statement to reflect participant’s readiness for travel.
· Those individuals who have participated previously in short-term Fulbright awards such as the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program or the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program may become eligible to participate again two years after completion of a previous program. Please be sure to check with the Fulbright-Hays office concerning your eligibility.

Program Officer: Carly Borgmeier –

Program Officer: Loveen Bains –

The application package will be available starting August 20th, 2010.

You may apply online at:

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A Fall History-Social Science
Conference for K-12 Teachers

Saturday, October 9, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

In the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building (SBS) at
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

Top-Notch Teachers will Model Standards-Based Lessons in History Social-Science
Learn Strategies to Support the Learning of All Students
Receive Lessons or Unit Plans

$20 Registration Fee ($12 for students)

More information can be found in the attached file
or by contacting

Lisa A. Hutton
Associate Professor
Division of Teacher Education
California State University, Dominguez Hills

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The international component isn’t highlighted here, but the meeting should be interesting. Also – take advantage of the chance to check out the library’s various holdings.

15th Annual California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET)
Economics in Education Conference

October 29, 2010
The Nixon Library & Museum
Yorba Linda, CA

The California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET) would like to invite you to attend the 15th Annual Economics in Education Conference in Yorba Linda, CA. CASET is an organization of educators promoting the effective teaching of economic principles in the K-12th grades. A highlight each year is our one-day, state-wide conference for economics teachers. The conference features sessions tailored to different grade levels with emphasis on activity-based economic curriculum, teaching strategies, cooperative learning tips, and demonstrations of new materials.
Enjoy a day of fun as we present resources and information to help you improve your students' understanding of economics.

Sessions include:

Ethics in Economics - Dr. Cecil Jackson (University of Southern California, Professor of Clinical Accounting) will cover the role ethics plays in economics. Professor Jackson is the author of Business Fairy Tales: Grim Realities of Fictitious Financial Reporting.

Good Reads - Brian Shank (CASET President & Economics Teacher, Ponderosa High School) and Brian Held (Economics Teacher, Loyola High School) will go through a treasure trove of great books and articles that can be used in your economics classroom.

Visualizing the Economy - Giff Asimos (Economics Teacher, Helix Charter High School) and Kim Gibbs (Economics Instructor, Cuyamaca College) will cover how to use tools such as GIS and online resources to bring economics alive in your classroom.

CASET's Greatest Hits - the CASET board will cover CASET's greatest teaching activities, lessons and resources to build a strong economics course foundation.

Timothy Taylor is managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives; author of Principles of Economics: Economics and the Economy; lecturer for America and the New Global Economy, Economics; and and annual participant in the Stanford Workshop for High School Teachers of Economics.

97% of past attendees agreed that the day is very valuable in helping them teach econ to their students and 95% said that they would attend another CASET conference and would recommend it to their colleagues.

By attending this conference you will receive:

100 scholarships up to $125 available to cover substitute fees, travel expenses, or conference registration fee of $90
· A continental breakfast and delicious lunch

· One unit of Continuing Education Credit available

· A day of celebrating economic education with your colleagues

Click here to register online:

For more information,
please contact
Bernard Mauricia

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Asia’s been hit with massive natural disasters from earthquakes in China and Pakistan, to the horrific tsunami, and on to the diseases of SARS and avian flu. This workshop focuses on the economic issues associated with these tragedies.

San Diego Center for Economic Education
Economics of Disasters Workshop
Grades 7-12

Saturday, October 9, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019

The San Diego Center for Economic Education and the Foundation for Teaching Economics, in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education, are excited to bring to you a workshop that uses the context of natural disasters to stimulate students? economic reasoning skills.

The set of 5 lessons presented in this workshop looks at a variety of natural disasters (from the Black Death to Hurricane Katrina to future fears of avian flu pandemics) through the lens of economic analysis. Each lesson addresses a question that reflects people?s compassionate reaction to news of disaster and develops one or two key tools of economic analysis in answering that question. Case studies of past disasters provide real-world illustrations.

The Workshop Includes

Presentation by a nationally acclaimed instructor
· Curriculum: 5 lessons with teacher background outlines and classroom activities, and an addendum of referenced natural disasters

· Active participation in lesson/activities

· $50 stipend!

· NOTE: SDCEE reserves the right to cancel this workshop if adequate number of attendees is not obtained.

Target Curriculum Areas:
economics, social studies, government, science, business, current events, debate, history, civics

Participation Incentive:
$50 stipend provided to each attendee (must be present for the entire workshop)
Space is available to the first 25 registrants

To Register:
Registration Form is attached.
A $25 refundable deposit, payable to FTE, is required to be considered registered; deposits will be returned to participants at the end of the workshop. Deposits are non-refundable if you do not attend.

Address for Registration Form and Deposit:
San Diego Center for Economic Education
c/o Kim Gibbs
17 Wright Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118

For questions or info:
please contact
Kim Gibbs

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The registration form is attached.

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Perhaps one of your clever and creative students would like to make a video about activism, about mobilization, or education concerning an Asia/US issue of some sort (environment, product safety, jobs, increasing understanding, caring for the elderly….)

Be the Change
Student Video Contest
For Students, Grades 9-12

Sponsored by
The Choices Program.

Challenge your students to take global issues beyond the classroom.

The Choices Program invites students in grades 9-12 to create a 2-minute video detailing a global issue that matters to them and what they are doing to make a change in their school, neighborhood, or beyond. We are looking for videos that are creative, compelling, and informative.

Three winners will be selected to receive a Flip Ultra™ video camera.

Videos must be submitted by December 17, 2010.

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We hope some NCTA alumni or current seminar participants will pursue this funding. You could use the grant to bring in an author to be shared with nearby schools (this appeals to grant evaluation committees) or perhaps you’d like to use the funds for trips to local museums or gardens.

2010 – 2011 “Keeping History Alive” Grants
for K-12 History Teachers in Los Angeles County

Sponsored by
Azusa Pacific University (APU), Historical Society of Southern California (HSSC), Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and The Webster Foundation

Deadline to Apply: October 22, 2010

The "Keeping History Alive" direct grant program is now in its sixth year of assisting K-12 teachers in the public, private, and parochial schools of Los Angeles County.

This year, 2010-2011 promises even more help with a generous offer by the Helen and Will Webster Foundation and the Canyon City Foundation. The program is operated out of Azusa Pacific University by Dr. Thomas Andrews, Research Historian in Special Collections, in partnership with the Historical Society of Southern California (HSSC).

This year the competition for available KHA grants will be greater than before so it is important that you submit your application as early as possible and as complete as possible. The better the grant application is written, the better the chances are of being successful.

Here are NEW guidelines to assist you in preparing your grant application that will give you the best opportunity to secure a KHA grant.

For classroom resources:
(1) please describe the resource(s) and indicate the vendor; (2) show the vendor’s cost of the items you want to purchase; (3) explain why you need the item(s); (4) how you plan to use them, and (5) what you expect the outcomes to be from their use.

For field trips:
(1) please indicate your destination and how many students (and teachers) are going; (2) the cost of transportation; (3) the cost of admission; (4) total cost of the field trip, and (5) how you plan to prepare the students before, and capture the experience after, the trip.

For on-campus presentations:
(1) please indicate who is doing the presentation; (2) the cost of the presentation; (3) how many students (and teachers) are involved; (4) why the presentation is important, and (5) how you prepare the students before, and capture the experience after, the presentation.

For professional development:
(1) please indicate the workshop, seminar, conference, or institute you plan to attend; (2) the dates and location, (3) explain how it will impact you; (4) how it will impact your students, and (5) how many students (and teachers) will be impacted by it.

It delights me to say that this year’s application, information, and submission will be available to you via the World Wide Web through Azusa Pacific University’s web site.

You will find this information located at

Grant applications are due
Friday, October 22, 2010

More information
can be found in the attached file
or by contacting:
Thomas F. Andrews PhD
Research Historian
Azusa Pacific University
(626) 815-5061

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Dear all,

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University is pleased to announce that the application for the 13th annual Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop is now available online. The workshop is free and will take place in Bloomington, Indiana July 10–15, 2011. NCTA alumni are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is March 7, 2011. For more details and for the application, please visit: (scroll down to the bottom for the application form).

Professors and experts will lead lectures and discussions of the literature and history of China, Japan, and Korea. Every afternoon a high school world literature teacher with experience teaching East Asian literature will act as a curriculum consultant, leading strategy sessions on how to teach the works at the high school level.

Participation Includes:

· Set of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literary works covered in workshop (mailed to participants prior to workshop)

· Free lodging at the Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel

· At least one meal a day

· Certificate of completion

· Option to purchase three graduate credits from Indiana University at in-state rate

· $300 school resource-buying grant for purchasing East Asian literature for classroom use, provided upon completion of all requirements

· Access to curricular resources on the workshop’s Moodle website

Full-time high school teachers of English and world literature are eligible for this workshop.

Please direct questions to Cathy Gao ( or Cheryl Cottine (

Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested. Thank you!

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The Korea Academy for Educators announces the eighth annual seminar on Korean History and Culture and the Korean American Experience on August 1-5, 2011 at the Korean Cultural Center, LA. The program is free and includes breakfast, lunch, parking, books, DVDs, and 22 PowerPoint lectures for K-12 administrators, teachers, librarians, and counselors. Fellowships (transportation, six night hotel stay in Koreatown, and a small stipend) are available for educators who live more than 50 miles from LA.

You will experience being honored as a valuable member of the teaching profession, increase your ability to be sensitive to different cultures in your school, and learn how the experience of growing up Korean is different from other Asian students. You will also realize a unique opportunity to learn about Korean history and culture from prominent scholars: John Duncan, (Chair Korean Studies, UCLA), David Kang (Director, Korean Studies Institute, USC), Don Suk Kim (Chair, Dept. of Ethnomusicology, UCLA), Christopher P. Hanscom (Professor of Korean Literature, UCLA) and Edward Park (Director, Asian Pacific American Studies, Loyola Marymount). You will also learn about the Korean American experience from a prominent Korean American author, Helie Lee (Still Life with Rice and In the Absence of Son).

Participants will enjoy delicious Korean food, create rhythmic sounds on Korean drums, perform taekwondo techniques, witness a beautiful traditional tea ceremony, learn about the great achievements of Korean art and create art that reflects ancient tradition, become aware of Korean poetry (sijo), short stories, and outstanding Korean American literature, and receive door prizes. They will also experience Koreatown, visit a Buddhist temple, examine History/Social Science and Language Arts lessons, and view films that are readily available and inexpensive to bring into the classroom. As a result of attending, all participants will have a deeper understanding of Korean American students and their families.

For the schedule and application forms, contact Mary Connor (President and Program Director of the Korea Academy for Educators) at View our updated website: Do watch the four minute DVD on this site.