Foundational Seminar: Crossroads of EAST ASIA, STEAM, AND SEL

Focusing on the regions that comprise present-day China, Japan, and Korea, participants in this free online seminar will engage with experts and other educators in the field to explore major trends, global issues, and historic foundations that shape East Asian society. Through hands-on activities, films, lectures, and discussion, the cohort will learn about East Asia’s diverse cultures to enhance teaching resources in the classroom. A broad range of innovative teaching materials from will be shared, engaging social-emotional learning (SEL), education in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), social studies, ELA, and other cross-curricular approaches to society and culture.

July 10 – 21, 2023 (Monday – Friday)

Lead Instructor: Ann Marie Davis, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

36 hour virtual seminar includes (all ET):

  • Orientation session in May 15, 2023 (evening, online)
  • July 10-14 and July 17-21, 2023: daily 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET) Online
  • Speaker List, including authors of Modern Chinese History and The Minamata Story: an EcoTragedy (some speakers attending from Japan and Korea)
  • Benefits: $300 stipend, $200 teaching materials, 36 contact hours
  • Graduate Credit: 2.0 hours graduate credit option available (extra fee)
  • Follow up session in Sept. 2023 (Online)

Flyer: NCTA-Ohio-2023_Flyer (pdf link)
Application: Link

Applications received by May 15, 2023 (or when filled) will be given priority

Sponsors: University of Pittsburgh national coordinating site for the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) Asian Studies Center, University Center for International  Studies and a U.S. Department of  Education Title VI grant to  the East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University.

This seminar is coordinated by the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) at The Ohio State University.


Links to past seminar websites (for seminar participants):

Past seminars: Between 2004 and 2016, the East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University collaborated with other colleges and universities around the state of Ohio to offer Teaching about Asia seminars in Akron, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Marietta, Toledo and Wooster. These thirty-hour seminars have given the teachers who participated a strong background in Chinese, Japanese and Korean history and culture, which they have passed on to Ohio middle and high school students. The Ohio State University has also led program graduates on study tours to China, Japan and Korea, and maintains a bank of East Asia lesson plans created by program graduates.  The NCTA-Ohio seminars were coordinated by the East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University with the support of its NCTA national coordinating site, the Indiana University’s East Asian Studies Center.