NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR TEACHING ABOUT ASIA
AND THE PROGRAM FOR TEACHING EAST ASIA
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
FALL 2012 REGIONAL ONLINE SEMINAR NOW REGISTERING
A Professional Development Course for Secondary Teachers
Funded by the Freeman Foundation
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) at the Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado Boulder, announces an online seminar on “Modern China: 1900-Present” for secondary teachers. This 15-hour seminar offers participants the opportunity to engage in study, analysis, and discussion related to Chinese history, culture, and contemporary issues.
Online Format: The seminar will be conducted entirely through asynchronous online modules, each consisting of video lectures with China specialists, pertinent readings, and content and pedagogy discussions with master teachers, colleagues, and specialists.
The course consists of
five online modules: China’s Continuous Revolution, 1900-present; China in the American Imagination; Making Sense of Mao; The Legacies of Tiananmen Square; and Contemporary Topics on Political and Economic Change.
Eligibility: The seminar is open to secondary teachers in the University of Colorado NCTA region (Arizona, Colorado, Fullerton CA, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) who are teaching about China during the 2012-2013 school year.
Alumni of the 2010 and 2011 NCTA online seminar “Modern China and Japan: 1800-Present” may take the course for contact hour credit but are not eligible for stipend or graduate credit.
Seminar Dates: The seminar will commence on October 15 with online introductions. The first module will begin October 19, and the final module will conclude January 27. A final paper and evaluation will be due February 4. Each module will be open for participant completion for 10 days.
Participation is free, with the following benefits and expectations:
15 contact hours of study and discussion with China specialists and fellow educators;
1 graduate credit (with additional fee) or Certificate of Completion for 15 hours;
$100 participant stipend upon satisfactory completion of the seminar;
Eligibility for NCTA enrichment summer programs;
Commitment to full participation in 15-hour program & completion of final paper and evaluation.
Register online at http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/ncta/registration-china.html.
Registration is limited to 25 eligible teachers. For more information, e-mail seminar leader Jon Zeljo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MODERN CHINA: 1900-PRESENT