USC Professor Emerita Charlotte Furth discusses her adventures in Beijing teaching young Chinese scholars about America.
Fall 2012 NO-COST USC/NCTA "East Asia since 1800" Seminar in Pasadena (Closed for Enrollment)
Thanks to generous Freeman Foundation support, the USC U.S. – China Institute (USCI) and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) are offering a NO-COST professional development opportunity open to all interested K-12 educators.
Enrollment is limited to 24 participants and priority will be given to high school world history and language arts teachers, though all K-12 educators are invited to apply. Sessions will meet in Pasadena Unified School District's Education Center on 10 Monday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, and one weekend session from 9am to 3:30pm. Free parking and refreshments are provided.
Among the topics covered in the seminar:
Geography / Premodern China, Japan, and Korea (philosophy, social structure, key institutions)
19th Century Domestic and External Challenges
War, Revolution, and Nation-Making
Economic Development and Social / Cultural Change
Relations with the United States
21st Century Challenges and Opportunities
Web Research / Web Collaboration
Individuals who successfully complete the seminar and its follow-up requirements receive:
$200 in East Asian reference and teaching materials
Two PUSD/LAUSD multicultural salary points OR six (6) USC Rossier School of Education
Continuing Units (CEUs), fee applicable
Pasadena USD's Education Center
Lower Level Conference Room (LLC)
351 S. Hudson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
***A map of the location can be found HERE.
The LLC is located on the basement level, at the south end of the building. Please park in the southwest lot. Entrances are on Oak Knoll Road.
To Apply, please click HERE to download the USCI/NCTA Fall 2012 "East Asia since 1800" Seminar in Pasadena application form.
Application Deadline Extended: Monday, September 24, 2012 or until seminar is full.
For seminar requirements, please click HERE to view.
In addition to the completed application form, you will need to submit:
A short 1-2 page resume (curriculum vita) listing your educational and work experience
A letter from your school principal confirming your teaching assignment
A refundable deposit check for $50, made payable to "University of Southern California," to hold your registration; the check will be returned to you at the conclusion of the seminar
For additional information, please contact 213-821-4382 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Tentative Seminar Schedule:
Session #1: Monday, September 24, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Session #2: Monday, October 8, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Session #3,4: Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:00am to 3:30pm (Tentative)
Session #5: Monday, October 15, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Session #6: Monday, October 29, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Session #7: Monday, November 5, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Session #8: Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Session #9: Monday, November 26, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Session #10: Monday, December 3, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Session #11: Monday, December 10, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Session #12: Monday, December 17, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Join the USC East Asian Studies Center to celebrate the recent publications of professors Yu Hong, Charlotte Furth and Lon Kurashige.