11/19/2015 2:54:05 PM
Subject: Summer Study Tours China-Japan (Due Feb 5, 2016)
The 2016 Study Tours
The goal of the Study Tour experience is to provide individual educators with professional development opportunities that will help expand their understanding of East Asia. As a professional development opportunity for educators, the Study Tour is designed to provide a pivotal experience: it is the culmination of a period of classroom study (NCTA seminar or NCTA online offering) during which educators have acquired new professional expertise on East Asia.
The Study Tour provides educators with a practical experience helpful in utilizing this new expertise and prepares educators to strengthen curriculum on East Asia in their school districts.
These study tours are made possible by generous support from the Freeman Foundation and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Group I, China and Japan - 12 June to Chicago; 13 June to Beijing - 30 June return to Chicago from Tokyo
Group II, Japan and China - 03 July to Chicago; 04 July to Tokyo - 21 July return to Chicago from Beijing
Cost: $1850 check (due March 4, 2016) and $150 in cash for tip fund to be collected at Departure Orientation
February 5, 2016
A total of 30 hours in NCTA-sponsored professional development programs; these can be face-to-face seminars and workshops in their state, on-line 30-hour courses, on-line mini-courses, on-line simulcasts, or any combination thereof. Applicants must have taught full-time for two years and are currently teaching or supervising curriculum areas with significant Asia content. They must also plan to teach or supervise full-time for the academic year following the Study Tour. If you have traveled previously on a NCTA Study Tour, you are NOT eligible to apply in 2016.
Complete information including full prerequisites and application here.