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Please use this thread to share announcements of workshops and study tours that are aimed at educators. Please feel free to comment on the opportunities, especially if you've participated previously and have implemented some of what you gained from the workshop.

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One of our NCTA partners, the University of Colorado, is offering a wonderful opportunity this summer. You can travel to Japan and visit places that Japan's great Basho visited. The tour is June 28 – July 28, 2009. Applications will eventually be available at:

This trip is funded by the Fulbright-Hays program and is open to secondary teachers of world literature or history; teachers of AP Japanese Language and Culture; as well as university instructors of Japanese.

Please mention you heard about the opportunity via the USCI Asia in My Classroom forum.

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The East Asian Studies Center (EASC) at Indiana University will hold the 2009 Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School workshop in Bloomington, IN, July 12-18, 2009.

This one-week workshop provides an intensive introduction to the literature and history of China, Japan, and Korea and gives teachers the opportunity to discuss classroom applications and resources.

Those who successfully complete the workshop will receive a $300 resource-buying grant for their school. Generously funded by the Freeman Foundation, the Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School workshop is a no-cost professional development program for high school teachers of English and world literature.

Participation includes:
• Set of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literary works covered in workshop (mailed to participants prior to workshop)
• Free housing and one meal per day provided
• Certificate of completion
• Option to purchase three graduate credits from Indiana University at in-state rate
• $300 resource grant for purchasing East Asian literature for classroom use, provided upon completion of all requirements

Details and the application form are available online at

The application deadline is March 6, 2009 or until the seminar fills. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis, so apply as soon as possible. If the applicant is accepted into the workshop, there is a $60 nonrefundable registration fee. Please feel free to contact Katie Venit at or call 812-856-6850 if you have any questions.

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Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps and encourages educators to travel abroad. In the summer of 2009 GEEO will run trips to Tunisia, Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, and India. GEEO hopes to make America more outward-looking by helping teachers travel and giving them an effective way to share these experiences in their classrooms.

Educators can earn graduate school credit and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are designed for teachers and include activities such as school visits and homestays that give participants authentic exposure to local culture. The trips are deeply discounted so as to be affordable to teachers. GEEO also helps teachers find funding to subsidize the cost of the trips.

Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at GEEO can also be reached 7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9 am and 10 pm EST. To sign up for GEEO's listserv, please send an email to with the subject line "subscribe."

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The Japan Society's NY office is hosting a 5 day, 30 hour workshop for educators Feb. 17-21. The program emphasizes activities geared towards young learners. These include the tea ceremony, martial arts, food and cooking, and other experience-driven learning activities.

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The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is offering its 2009 International Summer Institute (ISI), "Music in Many Languages," from June 14 to 19, 2009.

This intensive institute will address ways of incorporating less-commonly taught languages (languages other than Spanish, French and German) and cultures into the classroom through music. Languages will include Chinese, Arabic, Bulgarian, Zulu, and Portuguese (tentative).
For each language, institute participants will participate in sessions covering basic language pronunciation, culture, and songs that can be used in a variety of instructional settings. Sessions on implementation and lesson plan development will provide participants with concrete plans to use their newly-acquired skills. Mary Goetze (Indiana University), nationally and internationally known clinician, conductor and composer, will present a session on her work teaching songs in less commonly taught languages.

While all K-14 teachers are welcome, the curriculum materials are geared mainly towards elementary general music teachers. Social studies/social science teachers, particularly those teaching history, geography, sociology, and world cultures, will appreciate the connections that they will be able to make with much of the material. Teachers will receive a CD with the pronunciation of song lyrics as well as other pedagogical materials.

Participating teachers will receive CPDUs (for Illinois teachers) or University of Illinois CEUs for non-Illinois teachers.

The registration fee is $100. This covers all course and housing costs and some of the meals. This fee is non-refundable.

Housing (single rooms, shared baths) will be provided at the Illinois Street Residence Halls June 14-18. Housing is available for Friday night, June 19 at an additional charge.

Deadline for early applications is April, 17, 2009.
The final deadline for applications is May 11, 2009.

There are a limited number of spots for this institute and interest is high. Early registration is recommended to ensure acceptance to the institute.

For registration please go to: You will be directed to either fill out a registration form online or download an application to be mailed in. All payments ($100) should be postmarked by April 17, 2009. Please send all payments to the address below:

International Summer Institute
University of Illinois
230 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL, 61820

Further registration information is available by contacting Anne Prescott at 217-244-4601 or or Angela Williams at 217-333-2258 or .

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The Indiana University East Asian Studies Center, in conjunction with the Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese, will hold a one-day workshop for K-16 Japanese teachers titled “Content-Based Instruction for Beginning-Level Japanese.”

During the morning session, workshop leaders will provide an overview of the Content-Based Instruction (CBI) approach and discuss how to use CBI in the classroom. In the afternoon participants will develop CBI-oriented activities out of authentic materials based on manga, TV dramas, TV commercials, and film.

Up to $100 in travel reimbursement will be provided for participants who come from more than 50 miles away, and Continuing Renewal Units (CRUs) are available.

For more information and a registration form, go to

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Cheng & Tsui presents an online seminar for teachers:

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm (EDT)
Internet and phone connection required

Join curriculum specialists from Primary Source, Inc. to discuss ways of teaching modern Chinese history in the high school and college classroom, from the Qing Dynasty to the 2008 Olympics.

Various activities, timelines and primary source materials from the new textbook, "China in the World: A History Since 1644" (published by Cheng & Tsui), will be used as examples of resources that make history exciting and relevant for students.

Register by clicking on the hyperlink below:

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Most excellent information sir. I will check this out.

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Hi Folks,
The attached program is not specifically geared towards teachers but looks interesting nonetheless. It is a 10 session program conducted in English by a former Long Beach State professor. The first session is APRIL 11, 2009. The sessions are in Little Tokyo. Please contact the Aurora Foundation with any questions.

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The University of Indian presents "Enhancing the Deliberation Process Using Primary Sources II," a summer 2009 professional development workshop.

This 3-part workshop will offer in depth instruction to K-12 educators about how to integrate primary sources from the Library of Congress into standards-based learning experiences (units), training in the deliberation process, and guidance for enhancing the deliberation process using primary sources.

Workshop Details:
- Free
- Space limited to 20
- Travel expenses & hospitality included
- 1 Choices unit/teacher
- 1 flash drive/teacher
- Stipend for completed learning experience (unit)
- Graduate credit available

Part A:
- June 17-18, 2009 (for teachers who did not participate in EDPUPS 1)
- June 18, 2007 (for teachers who participated in EDPUPS 1 )

Part B:
- Independent research and creation of learning experience (unit)

Part C:
- August 2009 (specific date TBA)

Registration and questions should be addressed to:
Susan Garcia
EDPUPS 2 Coordinator
IU Center for the Study of Global Change
201 North Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408-4001
Fax: 812/855-6271

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Led by Dr. Kendall Brown and coordinated through Eli Haizlip of Bamboo Tours, this trip will feature great art, wonderful food, and the beauty of historical and contemporary Japan.

Highlights of the Trip:

* Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple; Lunch at former house of Takeuchi seiho; Daitokuji; Golden Pavilion)
* Himeji (Himeji Castle)
* Kurashiki (Kurashiki Folk Museum)
* Okayama (Koraku-en Garden)
* Naoshima (Chichu Art Museum)
* Tokyo (Edo-Tokyo Museum; Koishikawa Korakuen Garden)
* Nikko (Toshogu Shrine; Kegon Waterfall; Lake Chuzenji)

Cost: $4,950 per person in double room ($1,050 single room surcharge) Cost does NOT include airfare; INCLUDES all hotel accommodations; ground transportation; all breakfasts, almost all lunches, and some dinners; museum, temple, and garden entrance fees.

For additional information, please contact Jean shin Douglas at 626.449.2742 ext. 37 or mailto:j.shindouglas@pacificasiamuseum.

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Hi Folks,
We've had the honor of working with the Palos Verdes Peninsula USD for several years. On three occasions, the district's managed to raise funds to send groups of teachers to China. The most recent trip was over spring break 2009.

You can read about their adventures and see photos at:

Congratulations to Rosemary Claire and Barbara Hardesty, the intrepid leaders of the district's efforts to build Chinese language instruction and China studies programs, and to all the teachers who have devoted themselves to incorporating more about China into their courses.

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The Pacific Asia Museum has a monthly family-oriented festival. This month, the focus is on puppets from across Asia. Here's the announcement:

Explore Asian cultures through hands-on crafts, exhibits, and dance! Enjoy free admission to the galleries plus crafts and performances from China, Pakistan, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Japan, and the Himalayas.

Admission is free. It's Saturday, June 6, 2009 from noon to 4 pm.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Just take the Gold Line to Memorial Park!
大眾可搭乘Gold Line(捷運金綫)到Memorial Park(紀念公園)!

If you go, please take a photo or two and share them and your comments here in the forum.

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My family went to this FREE event at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. Sorry, no photos. But it was a good time for all, especially the kids. I would recommend these family-friendly events (this was my 2nd one here and I've been to ones at the Japanese American Museum too) because they do such a good job getting children involved. They were able to write letters to children in Pakistan, dress up as travelers on the Silk Road, color and make hand-crafted puppets.

We also saw the exhibit that integrates images of samurai, from wood-block prints to modern anime. This is worth the trip as well. Many of the artifacts are on-loan to the museum, so you better hurry. I believe the exhibit ends August 9.

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The Pacific Asia Museum will host a beginner's class on Tibetan dance with Dr. Lin Lemer, director of Lingdro Tibetan Ritual Dance Troupes. The one-day workshop will be based on the dances of Gesar of Ling, a fabled enlightened warrior-king of Tibet.

Wear loose clothing and bring a notebook and markers or colored pencils. Call 626-449-2742, ext. 31 to register. Pre-registration highly recommended; space is limited.

General public $25; seniors and students $20; members $15.


Pacific Asia Museum

Location: 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Admission: Adults $7; students/seniors $5; free every 4th Friday of the month
Education coordinator: Amelia Chapman, 626-449-2742, ext.19

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I know the Lantern Festival had passed already, but I want to let you guys know that this festival happens every year around Chinese New Year and I encourage you to attend next year to experience the activities.

The Lantern Festival is a village street fair featuring brilliant lantern displays, exciting stage performances (lion dance, acrobats, erhu...), a variety of interactive workshops (paper cutting, lantern making, Chinese knots, etc) showcasing Chinese traditional and culturally-diverse arts and crafts, and more....

Put it on your calendar for next year to remind yourself to check it out...

Sorry...there's no exact date since the Chinese New Year's date vary each year...but It always on a Saturday... [Edit by="jcheng on Jun 26, 3:41:48 PM"][/Edit]

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From the flyer:

National Council for Social Studies

Join more than 3,000 of your peers from across the U.S. and around the world to share the most current knowledge, ideas, research, and expertise in social studies education. With the theme "Dreams and Deeds: The Civic Mission of Schools," the conference will highlight the central role of social studies in our schools: preparing young citizens to make a better world.

Conference Highlights

* Over 500 Sessions Workshops and Poster Sessions

* Keynote and Featured Speakers including:
Representative John Lewis
Greg Mortenson
Maya Soetoro-Ng
Dr. Eric Foner
Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt
Dr. Dennis Denenberg
Dr. Maleeha Lodhi
Dr. Bryan Lindsey
John A. Stokes

*Special Events
Re-Opening Reception at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
NCSS Documentary Film Festival
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Some of you may be History Day veterans. Have any of your students taken on an Asia-related project for History Day? If so, please do share it with the forum.

This workshop on Oct. 10 will help teachers understand the opportunities the event offers and will provide them with ideas and materials to help their students get started. The workshop is at Azusa Pacific University. Please see the attached flyer for more info.

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California Council for the Social Studies
49th Annual Conference

K-12 Social Studies: Laying the Foundation for a 21st Century Workforce

March 5-7, 2010
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CA

Featured Keynote Speaker: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
On the Shoulders of Giants: Empowering Students to Learn, Achieve, and Serve

Experience how the lessons learned from the struggles and victories of the Harlem Renaissance gave Kareem Abdul-Jabbar the confidence, will, and inspiration to become a legendary basketball player and recognized humanitarian dedicated to achieving social justice around the world. Explore approaches to help all students embrace the stories of the past as prologue for the future. Together we can help young people adopt a personal commitment to themselves and future generations to become informed, responsible, engaged citizens dedicated to creating a better world for all.

This year's theme, K-12 Social Studies: Laying the Foundation for a 21st Century Workforce is purposefully selected to provide participants with the content, skills, and resources to prepare students to become responsible citizens and competent workers in a highly technical, global society.

Conference strands include:
• Working Collaboratively: Describes how Professional Learning Communities and/or other collaborative networks are used in schools to share best practices in History-Social Science.
• Technology: Describes how technology is utilized to improve academic achievement and meet the goals of History-Social Science education.
• Access and Equity: Describes how content, process, and product can become accessible to all students to close achievement gaps and reduce high school dropout rates.
• Response to Intervention: Describes how educators can adapt History-Social Science instructional practices to meet the learning needs of students with special needs.
• Civic Literacy: Describes how students can acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective citizens before and after high school graduation.
• Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Describes how students can acquire these workforce skills through engaging, high level, rigorous History-Social Science content and instruction.

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Differentiated Instruction to Maximize Student Learning
and Close Achievement Gaps
in History-Social Science, K-12

January 13 and February 3, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Los Angeles County Office of Education
12830 Clark Avenue, Room 606A
Downey, CA 90242

The Los Angeles County Office of Education is proud to present Differentiated Instruction to Maximize Student Learning and Close Achievement Gaps in History-Social Science, K-12, January 13-14, 2009. K-12 teachers are invited to deepen their understanding of differentiated instruction in the context of History-Social Science to better meet the needs of learners. Based on the work of Carol Ann Tomlinson, Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Virginia, participants will analyze the learning profiles, readiness levels, interests, needs, and cultural styles of students to frame instruction around essential knowledge, concepts and skills identified in the California History-Social Science Framework and Standards. A deeper examination of the achievement gap in History-Social Science, based on the work of Randall Lindsey and Stephanie Graham, will allow teachers to analyze content, instruction, and assessment through the lens of cultural proficiency.

Day One: January 13
Teachers will examine the purpose, benefits and current interpretation of differentiated instruction based on students’ learning profiles, readiness levels, interests, needs, and cultural styles. Activities will involve participants in analyzing sample lessons, developing new lessons differentiated to meet students’ learning needs and/or adapting existing lessons from adopted instructional materials for classroom use.

Day Two: February 3
Teachers will examine a Cultural Proficiency Continuum for History-Social Science to analyze content, instruction, and assessment to change practices that may be culturally destructive for some to become culturally proficient for all. They will explore strategies for using multiple perspectives and differentiated instruction to support student learning styles, improve learning, and close achievement gaps.


For additional information,
please contact:
Michelle Herczog, Ed.D.
Consultant, History-Social Science
Los Angeles County Office of Education
(562) 922-6908 or

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Facing History and Ourselves FREE Online Workshop
The Reckoning: Understanding the International Criminal Court

Tuesday, December 1 — Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What does justice look like after genocide?
Can the rule of law be a tool for prevention?

Join Facing History and Ourselves to explore these questions by clicking on:

You are invited to join a free online workshop about justice, genocide, and the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The workshop will highlight the various ways these films, and additional resources, can be used with students to explore both the history of the ICC and various questions around justice in a global society.

The online workshop will take place over two weeks, and you will be able to participate at your convenience. We are honored to have several distinguished guests join us for our online discussions, including "The Reckoning" filmmakers Paco de Onis, Pamela Yates, and Peter Kinoy. Additionally, the Chief Prosecutor of the ICC, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, will join us online on Monday, December 7th.

By participating in this online workshop you will:
• Gain online access to the film modules and a viewing guide created by Facing History
• Join in discussions with Facing History staff and educators from around the globe on how to bring issues of justice to your students
• Interact with the filmmakers, key figures from the documentary, and leading practitioners in the field
• Broaden your perspective and knowledge by being in conversation with legal scholars, practitioners, and experts in the field of international justice

If you have any questions,
please contact
Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka
(617) 735-1643

Click here to register or get more info. Click here to register or get more info.

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Thanks for the update......remind us again closer to the time. Susan

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This isn't a workshop announcement, but rather a "pulse of the profession" announcement. Teachers in California are understandably depressed. The state's economic decline has devastated state and local budgets. Layoff notices, larger classes.... It's a steady drumbeat. But apparently teachers nationwide feel a good deal better. Here's news from the Gallup polling organization:

December 23, 2009
Teachers Score Higher Than Other Professionals in Well-Being
Teachers rate their lives higher in four of six well-being indexes
by Shane Lopez and Sangeeta Agrawal

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A career in teaching might be good for your well-being. While the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index previously revealed that business owners were richer in well-being than other job types, further research isolating teachers from other professionals finds teachers fare as well as or better than business owners in overall well-being.

Go to the article (link above) to see the scores:
composite score for teachers: 71.7
life evaluation 60.4
basic access 89.4
emotional health 75
healthy behavior 67.4 (no. 2)
work environment 55.9 (no. 4)
physical health 81.8 (no. 6)

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The World History Association (WHA) will hold its 19th Annual Conference on “Gender in World History” and “The Pacific in World History” from June 24 to 27, 2010 at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley.

The WHA is a community of scholars, teachers, and students who are passionately committed to the study of the history of the human community across regional, cultural, and political boundaries.

The 2010 World History Association Conference, co-sponsored by San Diego State University and Southwestern College, offers nightly receptions and a luncheon featuring a world-famous mariachi ensemble.

Other conference highlights:

• Cutting edge pedagogy
• Excellent keynote speakers
• Bridges the gap between K-12 teaching and scholarly work
• Certificate of attendance provided upon request, for use towards CE credits
• Top scholars in the field will be in attendance
• An opportunity to commune with other World History teachers and scholars
• A wide variety of panels, roundtables, and individual presentations
• Wonderful book exhibition
• Low conference registration rates

For additional detail and registration information, visit the conference website at

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This announcement comes from our National Consortium for Teaching about Asia partner, the University of Colorado.

The Middle Kingdom in Middle School

A STARTALK Program on Pedagogy and Practices for Building an Integrated Chinese Language- Culture Course of Study
The University of Colorado Program for Teaching East Asia invites applications for its 2010 STARTALK residential summer workshop for Chinese language teachers. The program is open to native Chinese language teachers in middle school settings throughout the United States. Applications will be accepted on a rolling-admission basis until Friday, May 14, 2010 or until the 20 available openings in the program are filled.

Program Overview

“Middle Kingdom in the Middle School” will focus on Chinese language acquisition pedagogy and related issues, including standards-based instruction, assessment, and curriculum development. A secondary focus of the workshop is on effective language instruction at the middle-school level, with attention to guided instruction in developing integrated, team-taught units in collaboration with other disciplines, and effective strategies for institutionalizing Chinese language within the middle school setting. Guest speakers will provide expertise on articulation issues, hands-on culture activities, and case studies of successful Chinese language-culture programs embedded in the middle school curriculum. Each participant in the workshop will be expected to complete three workshop products: (1) a draft plan for working with teachers of other disciplines in the teacher’s own school building, (2) a draft for a cross-disciplinary team-taught unit on Chinese language-culture to be implemented in the 2010-2011 school year, and (3) a brief review of curriculum materials.

Program Support to Participants

All major costs of workshop attendance are underwritten by the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) through funding from STARTALK. Teachers selected for participation will receive a $350 stipend to defray costs of travel, weekend meals, and incidentals. The program also covers a double occupancy room in the University of Colorado dormitories and weekday meals. Participants are eligible for a $50 tuition stipend if they elect to take the course for credit through the CU School of Continuing Education. The cost of a two-credit course is $120.
For more information and an application, go to www.colorado.ued/cas/tea/startalk_program.html or contact Lauren Collins at 303-735-5120;
This program is supported through a grant from STARTALK, a project of the National Foreign Language Center, a research institute of the University of Maryland.

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Hi Folks,

The next California Council for Social Studies conference is in Sacramento March 4-6, 2011. Please consider proposing a panel on teaching about Asia. USC NCTA alumni are eligible for small grants to defray the cost of attending such conferences to present lessons/strategies/materials developed to teach about East Asia.

There are many possible panel topics. One that plays on an important anniversary is the 100th anniversary of China's 1911 revolution. Other possibilities might include presentations on the role of the Olympics and World Expos in shaping domestic and international perceptions of host cities and peoples.

The title of the conference is "Boom and Bust: Celebrating 50 Years of Social Studies."
Details about the conference and how to propose a panel are at:

Please feel free to use the forum to kick around possible panel topics or to recruit fellow presenters.

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19th Annual World History Association Conference
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
San Diego, California

June 24 - 27, 2010

The World History Association is offering a special conference rate for College, University, and K-12 teachers in California. The special registration rate of $150 includes a complimentary one-year 2010 membership to the WHA. This offer is for new members only. Register early as enrollment is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration must be received in our office by
JUNE 7, 2010.

A few of the benefits of membership: subscriptions to the award-winning quarterly, the Journal of World History and the semi-annual World History Bulletin; opportunities to share and develop curricula for all levels; unparalleled regional and global networking and collaboration; and more. Please note, as our membership runs on a calendar year basis (Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2010), all back issues of the two publications will be sent to you. This will bring you up-to-date with the rest of the membership for 2010.

The 2010 World History Association Conference, co-sponsored by San Diego State University, Southwestern College, and the Southwestern College Foundation, will offer a variety of excellent keynote speakers, great panelists, stimulating discussions, an opportunity to commune with colleagues in the field, nightly receptions, and more.

Graduate level extension semester credits are
available through the University of San Diego.

More information and registration form can be found in the attached file
or by contacting:
808-956-7688 Text

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90th National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Vistas, Visions, and Voices

November 12 – 14, 2010
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

NCSS members (and non-members who join or renew with registration) can save $20 off the pre-registration rate for regular registration until June 30.

Online Registration:

The NCSS Annual Conference will address the challenges that social studies teachers face every day, including:

1. dealing with diverse learning style
2. teaching students of varying abilities
3. making time for social studies instruction
4. engaging and motivating students
5. connecting social studies to other disciplines
6. balancing state testing and student understanding
7. utilizing technology in the classroom

Confirmed speakers include:

· Hugh Ambrose, Historian and Author of The Pacific
· Tom Daccord, Co-Director of the Center for Teaching History with Technology

· Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Author of On the Shoulders of Giants

· Da Chen, Author of Colors of the Mountain

· Kenneth Davis, Author of Don't Know Much About History

· Patty Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West and Professor of History at University of Colorado at Boulder

· Adam Schrager, Political Reporter for KUSA-TV in Denver and Author

· Maya Soetoro-Ng, Education Specialist at the East West Center

· Sam Wineburg, Director of the Standford University History Education Group

· Philip Zimbardo, Psychologist and Author

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2010 Oregon Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference
In collaboration with the Northwest Region World History Association
“Teaching World History Through Art"

October 8 and 9, 2010

Subthemes: Teaching Social Studies through Multiple Approaches Critical Thinking, Literacy, and Proficiency Based Instruction and Assessment

Two Locations:
October 8th - South Eugene High School, Eugene, OR

October 9th - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

PDU Information for fall conference: For those attending the fall conference Friday only participants will recieve a 7 hour PDU certificate and those who attend both days (Friday and Saturday) it will be a 10 hour certificate.

There will be 1 graduate credit available for those who attend both days.

Contact the co-chairs, Shawn Daley, Vice President at, or Andy Demko, President-Elect at, for more information.

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Hi all,

Please have the information below shared with students, teachers, administrators, and schools interested in international educational exchange.

For High School Students

December 19, 2010

The Congress–Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) a fully-funded academic year abroad for German and American high school students. Live with host families, attend a German school, and participate in community life. Language skills not required.
Visit for detail.

January 12, 2011

The Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program offers American high school students and recent graduates full scholarships for up to one academic year to live and study in countries with significant Muslim populations.
Visit for more information.

For Pre-Service Teachers

January 28, February 28, March 28, 2011 (rolling admissions)

U.S.-France Teachers in Training Program offers undergraduate seniors or graduate students seeking teaching licensure in a variety of secondary education content areas a three-month program in France that includes language and cross-cultural study and a practicum in a French secondary school.

For In-Service Teachers

December 15, 2010

The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program sends select primary and secondary school teachers abroad for three to six months to pursue an individual project, conduct research, take courses for professional development and lead master classes or seminars for teachers and students. For more information please

January 11, 2011

International Educational Seminars in India, Italy, or Greece provide a 5-8 week professional development opportunity for secondary teachers in summer 2011. Visit for more information.

March 1, 2011

Intensive Summer Language Institutes for teachers of Mandarin and Arabic including elementary and secondary teachers, community college instructors, and those enrolled in teacher certification programs. For more information please visit:

March 28, 2011

International Educational Seminar for U.S. teachers interested in hosting a Thai teacher in 2011 then traveling to Thailand for a reciprocal visit in summer 2012. For details please visit:

March, 2011

Teachers for Global Classrooms, a new program for secondary teachers of English, Social Studies, Math, and Science provides professional development online and in Washington D.C. in 2011 followed by a two week international program in Spring/Summer 2012 in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or Eastern Europe. Please register to receive updates on program details and deadlines:
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For Administrators

March 28, 2011

International Educational Seminars for elementary and secondary principals, assistant principals, and department chairs. Participants host an administrator from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, or Thailand in 2011 then are hosted by this colleague on a reciprocal visit in summer 2012.

For Schools

January 31, 2011

The Teachers of Critical Languages Program invites schools with existing language programs in Mandarin and Arabic to apply to host a native language teacher from China or Egypt for the 2011-2012 academic year. For more information please visit:

Additional information on all programs is also available from the Teacher Exchange Branch at the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Please visit our website or contact us at (202) 632-6338