to the 11th annual NCTA East Asia Workshop. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, in cooperation with Belmont University in Nashville, hosts these statewide East Asia history and culture workshop for media specialists, administrators, elementary teachers, and high school and middle school teachers of World History, World Geography, World Literature, World Languages, and the Arts. The purposes of the workshops are to increase educators’ knowledge and abilities to teach about the histories and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea. Between the April and October seminars, workshop participants complete five brief online component assignments. All participants must complete each of the five components. Completion of each component for each participant should take no more than five hours. Please read the specific instructions for each component that are found under the name of the faculty member responsible for the component. Each lesson gives you the opportunity to answer one required question and one of two optional questions. In other words, you will answer two questions from two lessons in each component.
Teachers who complete all aspects of the program receive $500 in stipends and curricular materials. Completing the program means that you attend both Saturday sessions on April 25 and October 3, 2009, agree to engage in required readings, and complete five online assignments between April 25 and October 3. You should expect to spend a total of thirty to thirty-five contact hours attending the two workshops and completing the online assignments. The first half of the $500 stipend will be paid upon completion of the first three online components. Because things are particularly hectic for any teacher at the beginning of school, please be aware that the deadline for completion of components four and five has been adjusted to Wednesday, September 23. The second half of the stipend will be paid after completion of the remaining two online components by September 5 and attendance at the second workshop on October 3.
Dr. Lucien Ellington is the workshop director.Graduate credit in education is available from from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at the individual participant’s expense. To receive graduate credit, you must complete extra work assigned by UTC professor Lucien Ellington. Continuing Education Units are available through UTC at the expense of the participant ($20.00 fee).
For more information, please contact
UTC Asia Program