East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii

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

Application period closed

The application for our 2020–21 program is closed.

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Overall program dates: November 2020 – July 2021
Eligibility: High school teachers on Oahu
Format: Four online seminars with scholars (November 2020 – May 2021) and an in-person summer institute in Honolulu (July 2021)

Apply now to participate in the 2020–2021 Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii (“Stanford SEAS Hawaii”), a new nine-month professional development opportunity for Hawaii teachers. The inaugural 2020–21 program is open to all high school teachers on the island of Oahu.

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 20 teachers to participate in a nine-month fellowship from November 2020 to July 2021. Selected teachers—Stanford/Freeman SEAS Hawaii Fellows—will build their content knowledge of East Asia by learning from a mix of experts based at both Stanford University and local 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 2020–21 program will consist of two parts:

  1. A series of four private virtual seminars with Stanford scholars during the 2020–21 academic year (November 2020, January 2021, March 2021, and May 2021; exact dates TBD), each exploring a different aspect of East Asia
  2. A three-day in-person teacher institute in the summer of 2021 (the week of July 12, 2021; exact dates TBD) 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
  • 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 during the summer institute

* Please note that SPICE is unable to sponsor transportation and accommodation costs for this summer institute.



Rylan Sekiguchi

Sabrina Ishimatsu

Fellowship Coordinator

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