Welcome to the 12th annual NCTA East Asia Workshop. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, in cooperation with Belmont University in Nashville, hosts statewide East Asia history and culture seminars 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 seminar are to increase educators’ knowledge and abilities to teach about the histories and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea.
Shortly after the April 24 workshop, participants will begin work on five online components. Three components are required, and participants will choose from the remaining seven to complete two additional components. Completion of each component should take no more than five hours. Please read the specific instructions for 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 24 and May 15, 2010, and complete five online assignments between April 24 and September 7.
You should expect to spend a total of thirty to thirty-five contact hours attending the two workshops and completing the online assignments. The $500 stipend is paid upon completion of all five components.
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).