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East Asia Seminar for Middle School Teachers

East Asia Seminar for Middle School Teachers

East Asia Seminar for Middle School Teachers

East Asia Seminar for Middle School Teachers

Accepting Applications

November 14, 2016 - December 10, 2017

Apply by December 10, 2017. Download the application and reference form.


In an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and literature curricula, SPICE is offering a professional development opportunity at Stanford University, in cooperation with the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA). SPICE is a non-profit educational outreach program of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. SPICE supports efforts to internationalize elementary and secondary school curricula by linking the research and teaching of FSI to the schools. NCTA is an initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses around the country.

SPICE, in cooperation with NCTA and with support from the Freeman Foundation, is offering a series of seminars for middle school social studies, world literature, and language arts teachers. The objectives of the program are to enrich the teaching of East Asia in the secondary school curriculum, develop a professional cross-district dialogue, and foster a community of inquiry among educators interested in Asian studies.



2018 Seminar Schedule

Full-day Wednesday sessions (8:30am–3:30pm): January 17, February 14, March 14, and April 18
Half-day follow-up session (8:30am–12:00pm): May 16


Participant benefits include:

  • Content lectures delivered by Stanford faculty and other experts
  • A teacher-centered learning environment that values globally minded classrooms
  • Curriculum demonstrations and pedagogy-focused discussions with SPICE curriculum experts
  • $250 professional stipend (upon completion of all seminar requirements)
  • Optional three units of credit from Stanford University Continuing Studies
  • Free books and extensive complimentary curricula and other teaching materials
  • Complimentary breakfasts and lunches. Parking permits will be provided.

Fellowship Coordinator

616 Serra Street
Encina Hall, C332
Stanford, CA 94305-6060

(650) 725-1480 (voice)
(650) 723-6784 (fax)

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