International Studies & Programs

Teacher Workshops

The Asian Studies Center offers five workshops for middle and high school teachers: the Teaching About Asia Workshop, and the Workshops for Teachers of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic.


2017 Teaching About East Asia Workshop

This free 30 hour course provides an overview of the modern history and culture of China, Japan, and Korea with a special emphasis on pedagogy, best practices, Common Core connections, and teaching resources. Designed to assist middle and high school teachers of World Cultures, World History, and World Geography classes, this seminar will be held at MSU. This program is sponsored by the Indiana University NCTA National Coordinating Site (East Asian Studies Center).

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, each participant will receive:

  • A $500 teacher stipend;
  • $300 in free teaching resources;
  • Free continental breakfast and light lunch everyday;
  • 30 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) credit hours (approval pending);
  • Qualification for future National Consortium of Teaching about Asia (NCTA) international study tours.

This course has limited enrollment. Registrations will be accepted in the order received. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by email. Contact Jennifer Pippin, Outreach Coordinator for the Asian Studies Center, at pippinj1(at)msu.edu with any questions about the course.

Teaching About East Asia Workshop flyer
Teaching About East Asia Workshop registration form 


Workshop for Teachers of Japanese

The annual Workshop for Teachers of Japanese will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:30pm in Room 303 of the International Center. Contact Jennifer Pippin at pippinj1(at)msu.edu with any questions.

Teachers of Japanese Workshop flyer
Teachers of Japanese Workshop application 


Workshop for Teachers of Chinese

The annual Workshop for Teachers of Chinese will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch Community Room. Contact Yu-Chen Kate Chen at chenyuc2(at)msu.edu or 517-355-3778 with any questions.

Teachers of Chinese Workshop flyer
Teachers of Chinese Workshop application


Workshop for Teachers of Korean

The annual MSU Workshop for Teachers of Korean will take place on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Room 115 of the International Center. For registration and further information, please contact Jeehyae Chung (Michigan Association of Korean Schools) at jeehyae(at)gmail.com.


Workshop for Teachers of Arabic

This workshop will focus on best practices for teaching Arabic and will be held in the Dearborn area July 13-14, 2017 in collaboration with the Michigan Arabic Teachers' Council and Global Educational Excellence. Professor Wafa Hassan will conduct this great workshop. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact Jennifer Pippin at pippinj1(at)msu.edu

Teachers of Arabic Workshop Flyer
Teachers of Arabic Workshop application


Summer Institute for Global Studies 2017

In collaboration with the College of Education and the African Studies Center, the Asian Studies Center will have a Summer Institute for Global Studies for K12 teachers. SCECH credits, stipends, and resources will be available for this FREE workshop. See the flyer below and apply soon as space is limited! Contact Jennifer Pippin for more information at pippinj1(at)msu.edu.
 
Summer Institute for Global Studies flyer

Summer Institute for Global Studies application