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NCTA SEMINARS

SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER 2014 SEMINARS IN MISSISSIPPI!

The summer 2014 NCTA week-long seminar is still being determined.  Please check back or contact The Croft Institute for International Studies at The University of Mississippi at croft@olemiss.edu for information.

For additional information on NCTA programs in Mississippi see the Croft Institute for International Studies K-12 site.  Teachers may also contact croft@olemiss.edu for advance information on upcoming programs. 

Teachers in Mississippi may also wish to participate in the on-line simulcast series offered at http://asiaforeducators.org. Eligibility to apply for NCTA-sponsored study tours to Asia may be earned on-line also.

NCTA STUDY TOURS

Summer 2014
NCTA Field Study Opportunity in East Asia for NCTA alumni in the states of:

Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York (lower), North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South  Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas

Itinerary & Dates:

China and Japan:   June 29 - July 16, 2014
Tokyo, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Beijing, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Xi'an, Shanghai
Cost ($2000 check and $150 in cash for tip fund to be collected at Departure Orientation)
 

Study Tour Goals
The goal of the Study Tour experience is to provide individual educators with professional development opportunities that will help expand their understanding of East Asia. As a professional development opportunity for educators, the Study Tour is designed to provide a pivotal experience. It is the culmination of a period of classroom study (NCTA seminar or NCTA online offering) during which educators have acquired new professional expertise on East Asia. The Study Tour provides them with a practical experience helpful in utilizing this new expertise. The Study Tour will prepare educators to strengthen curriculum on East Asia in their school districts.

Study Tour Prerequisites

  • A total of 30 hours in NCTA-sponsored professional development programs; these can be face-to-face seminars and workshops in their state, on-line 30-hour courses, on-line mini-courses, on-line simulcasts, or any combination thereof.
  • Taught full-time for two years.
  • Currently teaching or supervising curriculum areas with significant Asia content.
  • Plan to teach or supervise full-time for the academic year following the Study Tour.
  • If you have traveled previously on a NCTA Study Tour, you are NOT eligible to apply in 2014.

Application deadline: February 7, 2014
   
** Click here for more details and to download application packet.

ONLINE DISCUSSIONS

To participate in discussions with teachers in Mississippi, please visit the Mississippi State Discussion Group section of the Asia in the Curriculum BULLETIN. Registration is required for posting messages to the Forum, though not to read messages already posted.

STATE STANDARDS & CURRICULUM GUIDELINES

State standards on teachinghistory.org

From the Mississippi Department of Education:

LINKS TO RELATED PROGRAMS