Spring 2011 Professional Development Seminar - South Bay
January 20, 2011
The USC U.S. – China Institute invites K-12 EDUCATORS to attend
EAST ASIA Seminar
A Professional Development Seminar at South Bay (February 28- June 6)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: (EXTENDED) February 21, 2011 or until seminar is full!
The USC U.S. – China Institute (USCI) and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA)
are offering a 36 hour professional development seminar for K-12 educators.
The seminar will be held in the South Bay/Manhattan Beach area. 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 every Monday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and one Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For these meeting days, participants will be provided with parking and refreshments.
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.
Sessions include discussions of revealing primary source materials as well as literature and film recommendations.
Among the topics covered will be:
Geography / Premodern China, Japan, and Korea
(philosophy, social structure, key institutions)
Individuals who successfully complete the seminar and its follow-up requirements receive:
⇒ $200 in East Asian reference and teaching materials ⇒ $200 East Asia-focused resource materials for use in the classroom ⇒ $500 Stipend ⇒ Six USC Rossier School of Education Continuing Education Units (CEUs), processing fee applicable or Two PUSD Salary Points
1. Application: Along with a short resume, letter from principal, and $50 deposit check.
2. Attendance and participation: Participants should attend and actively participate in all seminar sessions. We will ask to complete an evaluation posting on the seminar web forum for each session 3. Reading assignments: We will be providing a selection of reading materials to be distributed on the first day of class. Participants will prepare for each session by completing the corresponding reading assignment. Much of what will be discussed in the class will be based upon the readings. Use the web forum to raise questions or discuss the readings with your classmates. 4.Web discussion forum: Each teacher is expected to actively participate in a seminar-focused web discussion forum. Located at http://www.uschinaforum.usc.edu,
Participation in the forum entails to a minimum contribution of 30 posts.
design a series of lessons to be used in one of the courses they teach
6. Final essayReflect on the seminar experience in a 250-500 word essay.
Two of the most experienced and insightful Chinese and American diplomats discuss the state of U.S.-China relations, the dangers of worsening ties, and the impact of U.S.-China relations on the wider world. The conversation will also explore possible avenues to improve ties and lessen international volatility.