Summer Residential Programs

East Asia Summer Institute for Middle School Teachers

In an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and language arts curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), in cooperation with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), is offering a virtual professional development summer institute for middle school teachers. Over the course of four days, this virtual summer institute will highlight the geography, cultures, religions, history, literature, and arts of East Asia, with a focus on ancient Chinese dynasties, feudal Japan, and the Silk Road. The synchronous (live) institute sessions on Zoom will take place over four mornings (9:30am to 12:00pm), from June 28 to July 1, 2021.

Participants will:
1. Gain a deeper understanding of the history and culture of East Asia.
2. Be provided with instructional materials about China, Japan, Korea, and the Asian American experience for classroom use.
3. Design lessons that integrate content knowledge about East Asia and/or Asian American experiences with effective, thoughtful, and engaging instructional approaches.
4. Become a community of learners committed to a long-term engagement in the exploration of East Asian studies.