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USCI/NCTA Spring 2009 No-Cost Professional Development Seminar on East Asia at UTLA

January 1, 2009

East Asia in My Classroom

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.

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

♦  TOPICS - what you learn:

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


This seminar is full and we are no longer accepting applications.


Call (213) 740-1307 or email