Thursday, January 21, 2016

Summer Programs in Japan & Korea for Teachers

These summer programs, sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado are open to secondary teachers nationwide.

Teachers selected for the programs will receive a travel stipend, room and board, and resource materials. Participants in “Japan’s Olympic Challenges” qualify for a Summer 2017 study program in Japan. Full details and application information are provided in the linked flyers. Application deadline for both institutes is March 18, 2016.

Japan’s Olympic Challenges: 20th-Century Legacies, 21st-Century Aspirations. July 10-15, 2016. As it prepares to host the 2020 Olympics, Japan is focused on national renewal, even as it continues to negotiate postwar legacies that impact how Japanese people and the world see that nation.

Open to secondary social studies teachers nationwide, this 5-day institute on the CU-Boulder campus will consider how the past and the future intersect as Japan prepares to showcase its accomplishments to the world.

The institute will explore the impact of enduring issues on contemporary Japanese society, government, global and intra-Asian relations, and Olympic goals and aspirations. Here is a  detailed flyer and application, available now here.

For questions, contact

 2017 study in Japan: 

As a follow-up to this institute, participants will have the opportunity to apply for a 10-day residential seminar in Tokyo in July 2017, pending funding. Korea's Journey into the 21st Century: Historical Contexts, Contemporary Issues. July 24-28, 2016.

In this 4-day residential summer institute, secondary teachers will consider modern and contemporary South Korea's distinct history, geography, intra-peninsular and international relations, and transnational cultural transmissions (e.g., K-pop, film, and design).

Participants will work with specialists to learn about the Korean peninsula beyond the media coverage, drawing on Korean narratives and texts to enrich their teaching about contemporary South Korea in the classroom.

Click for detailed flyer and application, available now. For questions, contact

1 comment:

Paulina Cameron said...

Learning in summer is great, yet controversial idea. Japanese and Koreans have always fascinated me with their non-traditional ideas, still, these nations seem to have shown great results in getting good education and keeping up with the progress. The well-known Essay Online Store service states that teacher also have to develop themselves in order to discover some new methods and techniques in teaching. I hope I will have enough time to get ready to the following seminar in 2017 and apply for a position in the program because I always wanted to work with professionals and top professors to get an ahead step in my teaching.