Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Florida Seminar for Teaching on Asia

This has been recommended by several teachers. I'll probably apply for the 08-09 session.

Academic Year 2008-2009; Summer 2008
Seminar Details
  • All classes are held at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The academic year institute takes place over 8 months, one Saturday per month. (For AY 08-09, the dates will be 9/20, 10/18, 11/8, 12/6, 1/17, 2/14, 3/21, 4/18.) The summer program takes place over two 5-day weeks. (For summer 2008, the dates will be 7/13-25; teachers stay for free at UF Mon.-Fri.). Participants explore East Asian history, geography, literature, and culture, and are taught by specialists in the field.
  • With the assistance of instructors and colleagues, teachers develop a lesson plan that incorporates seminar content and materials into their curricula.
  • Seminar participants become part of the NCTA alumni community, and are welcome to participate in all outreach programs sponsored by the UF Asian Studies Program.
Benefits of Participation
  • Instruction by experts in the field of Asian Studies.
  • $300 upon completion of eight seminar sessions and submission of an implementation plan, and $200 upon participation in a follow-up session.
  • $200 in seminar materials (i.e., books on Asian history).
  • Instructional materials worth $300 on Asia for the school's library.
  • Opportunity to apply for very low cost study tours to China, Japan, and Korea.
  • Course credit or re-certification credit (where applicable).
Applying for the Seminar
  • The Florida Seminar for Teaching on Asia is open to middle and high school teachers engaged or interested in incorporating Asia into their curriculum.
  • Please see our website at for application forms and instructions, or contact Pat Bartlett, outreach coordinator, at or (352)392-2464.
Applications for the summer program will be accepted from January 2 until May 15, 2008. Applications for the AY program will be accepted from January 2 until August 15, 2008. Late applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.

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