TEA-NCTA National Online Courses!
All courses offer a certificate of professional development hours and completion award. Please see individual course flyers for specifics of each course. https://www.colorado.edu/ptea/
Online Film and Literature Group: Chinese History through Film and Literature: Two Case Studies for the Classroom. October 6 - November 9, 2020. 15 hours. Explore how two important chapters in modern Chinese history–the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in the 1930s and the last days of the Kuomintang in Shanghai in the late 1940s – impacted Chinese lives. The group will discuss two classic films and paired literature. The course is open to secondary (6-12) teachers who teach about China as part of their required curriculum. Flyer and application.
Online Contemporary Issues Course: Borders, Migrations, and Ethnicities: Three Case Studies in Teaching about China Today. October 8-November 20. 18 hours. Please see flyer for dates of required webinars. This three-module course explores current issues through the lens of human geography: Maps and borders: the case of Tibet; Export economy and migration: the case of Nanjing; and Ethnic conflict and nationalism: The case of Muslim Uyghurs. Open to secondary social studies teachers with priority to those teaching about China during this school year. Flyer and application.
NCTA in Iowa-New online course for Iowa Social Studies Teachers! Negotiating Modernity: Inquiries into Meiji and Taishō Japan (1868-1930). September 30-November 21, 2020. This free online course will address content outcomes with skills-based learning and disciplinary literacy per the Iowa Social Studies Standards. The course will emphasize visual image analysis and inquiry learning strategies as it considers Japan's modernization in world history. Materials, professional development hours, and a completion award are available. Flyer and application.
Online Seminar: Chinese Literature through History, Part I: Yuan, Ming, Qing Dynasties. September 23 – November 10. This three-module seminar examines literary writings from China's Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties (171-1912 CE). Participating teachers will explore important, classroom-applicable pieces of literature that offer windows into Chinese history, society, and culture. Open to secondary teachers who teach about China as part of their required curriculum. Flyer and application.
Book Group: Japan through Children's Literature: World War II Picture-book Biographies. September 25 – November 30. In this book group, K-8 teachers discuss the integration of biographies in social studies and literacy curricula about wartime Japan and human rights. The course considers three picture-book biographies that depict a Japanese diplomat, an atomic-bomb survivor, and a staff person in the Occupation General Headquarters. Includes an author webinar. Flyer and application.
Online Reading/Discussion Group: Hong Kong on the Brink, September 28 – November 21 (with a break for election week). The situation in Hong Kong changes by the day and impacts the world. This three-module, 18-hour NCTA course explores the evolution and current events related to the Hong Kong democracy movement, from the origins of the 2014 Umbrella movement to today. With China scholar Jeffrey Wasserstrom's February 2020 book Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink as a foundation, the class will also consider essays by China specialists, investigative news reports, and podcasts. The course includes a live discussion with the author. Flyer and application.
Online Seminar: Korea in the Ancient and Early Medieval World (1st c. BCE – 1170 CE). October 1 – December 20. Secondary teachers consider how the Korean peninsula developed into a distinct state and contributed to the greater East Asian region. This study across four periods of Korean history will focus on historiography and examination of archaeological, artistic, and written primary sources for classroom application. Flyer and application.