Visit http://eastasiapd.wordpress.com/ to learn more about the September 15th Teacher Institute on East Asia for K-16!
Also check out the flyer here.
Open to teachers in any grade level or discipline! Join us! It will be a fun day.
Check out all the latest outreach news for the coming school year in the Fall 2012 Outreach Newsletter, fresh off the presses as of August 22!
Inside learn more about:
-Haruko Yuda, the Asia Institute’s Japan outreach coordinator in residence for the next two years;
-the Teacher Institute on East Asia for K-16 on September 15th at Blue Ridge Community College;
-Lesson plan suggestions for teaching about the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami;
-Asia in the News;
-Grant and travel opportunities for educators.
Fall 2012: Teacher Institute on East Asia (.pdf, 335KB)
-This hands-on, interactive workshop will be given by teachers for teachers!
-Learn Chinese, hear about one teacher’s travels through Korea, participate in Japanese cultural activities, and hear about how teachers have incorporated East Asia into the SOLs in art, English, PE, and more!
-Workshop will be held at Blue Ridge Community College, in the beautiful mountains outside of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
-Registration is $35. Lunch is included, as well as certificates of participation for submission to your district for recertification points. All cultural materials, lesson plans, and door prizes are free!
-Please see the flyer for details or contact Rachel Stauffer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
For more information on Asia Institute professional development programs, visit this link.
**Please contact Usha Tummala-Nara at Boston College (email@example.com or (617) 552-4491) with questions or to participate.
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What a great program! The Asia Institute was excited to send foreign language guru Linda Fletcher from Fluvanna County Middle School to provide these bright young scientists with a little bit of global content to add to 21st century skill development. Thanks, Linda!
July 2, 2012 — Some kids can’t get enough of science, technology, engineering and math during the school year. Over the past two weeks, 53 local middle-schoolers had the opportunity to develop their interests and abilities in the so-callled “STEM” fields by attending the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The camp, organized at U.Va. by the Center for Diversity in Engineering, was founded by Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., the first African-American to walk in space. His foundation originally partnered with schools and universities in Texas and Oklahoma to develop the camp with the aim of bolstering the education of economically and socially challenged children.
: “The Exxon-Mobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp is an excellent opportunity to engage and excite students about STEM fields,” said Carolyn Vallas, assistant dean in the Engineering School and director of the Center for Diversity in Engineering. “But to ensure a rich, innovative and diverse STEM talent pool, more initiatives need to be developed and implemented that will inspire and prepare underserved and underrepresented students to pursue and earn STEM degrees that can be used to tackle the grand challenges of the 21st century.” Read more at U.Va Today
June 19, 2012 — The Asia Institute at the University of Virginia is one of five institutions nationwide named to participate in the Japan Outreach Initiative, a program that will place a Japanese outreach coordinator at the institute for the next two years.
Haruko Yuda of Kanagawa, Japan, will arrive in Charlottesville at the end of July. She’ll spend two years working under the auspices of the Asia Institute to increase knowledge of Japanese language, history and culture through visits to area schools and community groups, said Rachel Stauffer, the institute’s outreach director.
“She will go into classrooms and community venues to talk about Japanese culture and language,” Stauffer said. “Haruko has expertise in origami and calligraphy, and is very knowledgeable about the Japanese school system. She’s interested in finding out how it is different from American schools.”
The program is sponsored by the Laurasian Institution and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, which cover nearly all of the costs associated with Yuda’s visit and mission, Stauffer said. U.Va. is among four universities and one nonprofit selected to participate this year.
Via email, Yuda said the details of her work aren’t yet set, and that she’s preparing outreach materials. Read more at UVa Today.