East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii

Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii
East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii

Accepting Applications

September 13, 2021 - October 15, 2021

The application for our 2021–22 program is closed.

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Overall program dates: November 2021 – July 2022
Eligibility: High school teachers on Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, Niihau, and Hawaii Island
Format: Four online seminars with scholars (November 2021 – May 2022) and an in-person summer institute in Honolulu (July 2022)

Apply now to participate in the 2021–2022 Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii (“Stanford SEAS Hawaii”), a nine-month professional development opportunity for Hawaii teachers. The 2021–22 program is open to all public, charter, and private high school teachers on the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, Niihau, and Hawaii.

Stanford SEAS Hawaii is a teacher professional development opportunity for educators who wish to enhance their teaching of East Asia. Offered by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) with the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, Stanford SEAS Hawaii will select 25 teachers to participate in a nine-month fellowship from November 2021 to July 2022. Selected teachers—Stanford/Freeman SEAS Hawaii Fellows—will build their content knowledge of East Asia by learning from a combination of experts based at Stanford University and other institutions. Fellows will also receive extensive curricula, teaching resources, and training from SPICE to support their teaching of East Asia in the high school classroom.

The 2021–22 program will consist of two parts:

  1. A series of four private virtual seminars with scholars during the 2021–22 academic year (November 15, January 13, March 22, and May 3; to be confirmed), each exploring a different aspect of East Asia
  2. A three-day in-person teacher institute in Honolulu in the summer of 2022 (July 12–14; to be confirmed) that will highlight the geography, cultures, politics, and history of East Asia, including a special focus on U.S.–Asia relations and the Asian diaspora in the United States (Note: The institute will be subject to local health and safety guidelines at the time. Participants will be notified in advance if plans must be changed.)


Participant benefits include:

  • Content lectures delivered by experts at Stanford University and other institutions
  • A teacher-centered learning environment that values globally minded classrooms
  • Joint participation in the July 2022 teacher institute with the 2020–21 Fellows from Oahu
  • Curriculum demonstrations and pedagogy-focused discussions with SPICE curriculum experts
  • $250 professional stipend (upon completion of all seminar requirements)
  • $550 travel stipend to offset the cost of travel to Honolulu in July 2022
  • Optional three units of credit from Stanford University Continuing Studies
  • Free books and extensive complimentary curricula and other teaching materials
  • Complimentary breakfasts and lunches during the summer institute



Rylan Sekiguchi

Sabrina Ishimatsu

Fellowship Coordinator

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