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K-12 East Asian Connection


Volume XVI, Number 1

Fall 2011


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leigao [at] indiana [dot] edu (Cathy Gao)
Outreach Coordinator

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Upcoming Events

2012 NCTA Teaching about Asia Seminars

Every year, EASC coordinates NCTA's Teaching about Asia seminars for K-12 teachers in the Midwest and South. Generously funded by the Freeman Foundation and taught by expert faculty, these seminars are designed to help teachers become more knowledgeable about East Asia and to assist them with developing strategies to pass that knowledge on to their students. Participants receive free books, school resources, and a personal stipend upon successful completion of the program. NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars will be held in the following locations in 2012:

Urbana-Champaign, IL
Chicago, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Benton Harbor-St. Joseph, MI
Minneapolis, MN
Cleveland, OH

For more information, please visit EASC'S NCTA Web site, or contact outreach coordinator Cathy Gao.

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2012 NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop

On July 8-13, 2012, EASC will hold its 14th annual NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop at IU Bloomington. Generously funded by the Freeman Foundation, this workshop is designed to immerse teachers in East Asian literature and history and provide them with the background and materials necessary to incorporate an East Asian component into their curriculum. An intensive week of lectures, discussions, teaching strategy sessions, and cultural activities will culminate in the participants developing classroom-ready lesson plans. Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants' schools will receive a $300 grant for the purchase of East Asian resources for the classroom. Participation is limited to 25 teachers. For more information, see the Web site, or contact outreach coordinator Cathy Gao.

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Global Indiana's China Wave IX Trip

In April 2012, Global Indiana will sponsor its ninth Key Educational Leaders Trip to China, also known as the "China Wave IX" trip. This year's tour will include travel to Xi'an—the home of the Terra Cotta Soldiers—in addition to visiting the Forbidden City, the Beijing Night Market, the Temple of Heaven, and more. Global Indiana matches each Indiana participant with a partner school and counterpart in China to promote global interdependence and help teach children about cultural differences. K-12 educators interested in participating in "China Wave" trips should contact Phil Boley, Executive Director of Global Indiana, at, or Chris McGrew, President, at

Global Indiana is a non-profit organization based in Indianapolis whose mission is to prepare Indiana students to participate successfully in the global community by infusing curriculum with a global perspective, promoting the study of global economics, and creating international travel and educational exchange opportunities.

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