Spring 2011 Professional Development Seminar - UTLA
EAST ASIA Seminar
A Professional Development Seminar at UTLA (March 1- June 7)
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 at the UTLA building in Los Angeles. 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 Tuesday 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.
♦ Seminar Content
(philosophy, social structure, key institutions)
19th Century Domestic and External Challenges
War, Revolution, and Nation-Making
Economic Development and Social / Cultural Change
Relations with the United States
21st Century Challenges and Opportunities
Web Research / Web Collaboration
♦ Seminar Benefits
⇒ $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
♦ To apply
In addition to the completed application form, you will need to submit:
- A short 1-2 page resume (curriculum vita) that includes a list of your educational and work experience
- A letter from your school principal confirming your teaching assignment
- A refundable deposit check for $50, made payable to "University of Southern California," to hold your registration; the check will be returned to you at the conclusion of the seminar
Submit application materials:By MAIL
USC U.S.-China Institute
Attn: K-12 Program
3535 S. Figueroa St., FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262
Session 1: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Session 2: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Session 3: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Session 4: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Session 5: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Session 6: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Session 7: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Session 8: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Session 9: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Session 10: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
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 essay Reflect on the seminar experience in a 250-500 word essay.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a short reading and discussion with Jeff Wasserstrom on his new book on Hong Kong.