“Teaching East Asia in Middle and High Schools”
Thursday, June 16th, and Friday, June 17th, 2022
An East Asia Professional Development Opportunity for Mississippi Teachers
Sponsors: The Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE), The Mississippi College School of Business, The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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“Teaching East Asia in Middle and High Schools" will take place on Thursday, June 16th, and Friday, June 17th , 2022 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
Participants in the two-day workshop will receive complimentary Key Issues in Asian Studies books, copies of the teaching journal Education About Asia, and a $400 stipend. Public or private Mississippi middle and high school social studies teachers, and educators in related fields interested in learning more about East Asia, are eligible to apply. Workshop participants will focus upon learning and teaching about Japan, North and South Korea, China, and Taiwan. Workshop faculty include university professors with expertise on Asia and who’ve regularly worked with teachers, as well as outstanding middle and high school educators recognized for their stellar treatment of Asia in classrooms. Examples of workshop topics include “Physical and Human Geographies of East Asia, ” “East Asian Economic ‘Miracles’: Government Planning or Private Entrepreneurs?,” “East Asian Belief Systems,” “Confucianism and Financial Literacy?,” “East Asian History,” and “US–China Relations.” Participants who complete the workshop qualify for 30 hours of NCTA credit or (if already alumni) advanced NCTA certification. The Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE) will provide CEUs at no cost to teachers who complete the institute (3 CEUS for 30 hours completed).
Accepted participants will be expected to attend the complete two-day workshop. A complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for both days. Participants will also receive digital background readings in advance of the workshop. Upon completion of the summer workshop, participants will be paid $250 stipends. Participants will also complete brief final follow-up online work for the program which will include pedagogical applications of East Asia material suitable for the fall and/or spring semesters and earn the additional $150 stipend.
About the sponsors:
The mission of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE) is to increase economic and financial literacy in Mississippi by providing resources and training to K-12 educators, empowering students to create a more prosperous future for themselves and Mississippi. MCEE’s purpose is to enhance the quality of instruction in economics, entrepreneurship, and personal finance to Mississippi’s K-12 students in ways that are academically sound and nonpartisan.
Mississippi College School of Business, through the US Dept. of Education Business and International Education Office, provides support to help reimagine education by moving it beyond the classroom and into the global economy. Our goal is to enhance global business, community, academic and government partnerships across the Asia/Pacific/US economies and cultures to promote lifelong cross-cultural learning, research and economic development
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. NCTA is a premier provider of professional development on East Asia. NCTA alumni frequently have subsequent Asia institute and travel opportunities. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a partner site of NCTA and conducts teacher professional development programs in both Tennessee and Mississippi.
To apply for the program, please fill out an application at on or before Wednesday, Junne 1st, 2022 at https://forms.gle/fVxxTkhRcLZF1V3t8. Spaces are limited for the institute so early applications are encouraged.
For more information about the program, contact Jeffrey Melnik at [email protected] or 423-425-2118.