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Fall 2012 NO-COST USC/NCTA "East Asia since 1800" Seminar in Pasadena (Closed for Enrollment)

Professional development opportunity open to interested K-12 educators
June 1, 2012
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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
    $500 stipend
    Two PUSD/LAUSD multicultural salary points OR six (6) USC Rossier School of Education
    Continuing Units (CEUs), fee applicable

Location:
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.

Parking Information:
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 <asiak12@usc.edu>.

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

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