The USC U.S.-China Institute (USCI) is offering a no-cost East Asia-focused professional development seminar for K-12 teachers and other education professionals in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), surrounding school districts, and private/parochial schools. Enrollment is limited at 20, with priority given to those teaching World History and Language Arts.
Geography/Early East Asia Cosmopolitan East Asia East Asia Since 1900 East Asian Poetry Chinese Philosophy Late Imperial China Korea's Historical Development Women in East Asian History Classical and Warrior Japan The Rise of Modern Japan Japanese Literature Web Research and Collaboration
♦ BENEFITS- what you earn:
Teachers who successfully complete the seminar and its follow-up requirements are eligible to receive:
♦ $500 stipend ♦ $200 in East Asian reference and teaching materials ♦ $300 in East Asia-focused library resources (for school library use) ♦ Two LAUSD salary points OR six USC Rossier School of Education (CEUs) - LAUSD salary points are issued without charge; there is a $180 processing fee for the USC CEUs ♦ Eligibility to apply for an NCTA-subsidized study tour to East Asia (tentatively set for summer 2010)
♦ SCHEDULE- when and where we meet:
The seminar comprises 36 hours of instruction, as well as a follow-up session after seminar completion. We will be holding a total of ten seminar sessions - eight Tuesday evening meetings from 5 to 8 pm and two Saturday day-long meetings from 9 am to 3:30 pm - from February 28 to May 12, 2009:
Session 1 - Saturday, February 28, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Session 2 - Tuesday, March 3, 5 to 8 pm Session 3 - Tuesday, March 10, 5 to 8 pm
Session 4 - Tuesday, March 24, 5 to 8 pm
Session 5 - Tuesday, March 31, 5 to 8 pm
Session 6 - Tuesday, April 14, 5 to 8 pm
Session 7 - Tuesday, April 21, 5 to 8 pm
Session 8 - Tuesday, April 28, 5 to 8 pm Session 9 - Saturday, May 9, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Session 10 - Tuesday, May 12, 5 to 8 pm
Follow-up session - Date to be determined
The seminar meets at the UTLA building in Los Angeles:
3303 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(Free parking in adjoining structure) Map and directions
♦ APPLICATION AND DEADLINE - how to apply:
This seminar is full and we are no longer accepting applications.
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