East Asia Summer Institute for High School Teachers

In an effort to infuse Asian studies and perspectives in the social studies and language arts curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) is offering a virtual professional development summer institute for high school teachers. Over the course of five days, this virtual summer institute will provide content lectures and curricular resources highlighting the geography, cultures, politics, economics, history, and literature of East Asia, including a special focus on U.S.–Asia relations, the Asian diaspora in the United States, and the diversity of the Asian American experience.

Seminar participants will be expected to actively engage in all online synchronous sessions and complete pre-assigned readings. Additional asynchronous discussions and resource sharing will take place online via Canvas, our learning management system.

Participants will:
Gain a deeper understanding—both historical and contemporary—of China, Korea, Japan, U.S.–Asia relations, and the Asian American experience.
Be provided with instructional materials about China, Japan, Korea, U.S.–Asia relations, and the Asian American experience for classroom use.
Integrate content knowledge about China, Japan, Korea, U.S.–Asia relations, and/or the Asian American experience with effective, thoughtful, and engaging instructional approaches.
Become a community of learners committed to a long-term engagement in the exploration of Asian and Asian American studies.