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East Asia and New Media in My Classroom (Fall 2007) - LAUSD/UTLA

July 9, 2007
Los Angeles Unified School District/UTLA Seminar

UTLA Building (September 25 - December 11, 2007)

The USC U.S. – China Institute is offering a 36 hour seminar for Los Angeles USD teachers. Priority in enrollment will be given to world history and language arts teachers, though others may apply. The seminar will be held at the UTLA building at 3303 Wilshire.

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

Teachers who successfully complete the seminar and its follow-up requirements 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
• all graduates become eligible to apply for a subsidized NCTA trip to East Asia (tentatively set for summer 2008)

Teachers meeting all seminar requirements can receive either two LAUSD salary points (multicultural, specific) or six USC Rossier School of Education continuing education units. LAUSD salary points are issued without charge. There is a fee for the USC continuing education units.

Among the topics covered in the seminar:

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

Fall 2007 Schedule


Date Time
Tuesday, September 25th 5-8pm
Saturday, October 6th 9am-3:30pm
Tuesday, October 16th 5-8pm
Tuesday, October 30th 5:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, November 6th 5:30-8:30pm
Saturday, November 17th 9am-3:30pm
Tuesday, November 27th 5-8pm
Saturday, December 8th 9am-3:30pm
Tuesday, December 11th 5-8pm
Tuesday, January 15th** 5-7pm

**Required follow-up session and assignments due: January 15, 2008

UTLA Building
3303 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010

How to Apply

Please email if you are interested in attending. 

Enrollment is limited to 25 teachers.

Our application can be downloaded in three formats: 

Click here for Word

Click here for RTF

Click here for PDF

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

A short résumé (curriculum vita) of 1-2 pages that provides contact information and lists your educational background and teaching experience.

A letter from your school principal confirming your teaching assignment.
A check for $50, made payable to "University of Southern California," to hold your registration slot. If you enroll and are participating in the seminar, your registration deposit will be returned to you halfway through the course.

For more information, please contact Linda Truong at or 213-740-0966.


This seminar is held in cooperation with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and is made possible with generous funding from the Freeman Foundation