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Rylan Sekiguchi

  • Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • Instructor, Stanford e-Hiroshima
  • Manager, Stanford SEAS Hawaii

616 Jane Stanford Way
Encina Hall, C332
Stanford, CA 94305-6060

(650) 725-1486 (voice)

Biography

Rylan Sekiguchi is Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). Prior to joining SPICE in 2005, he worked as a teacher at Revolution Prep in San Francisco.

Rylan’s professional interests lie in curriculum design, global education, education technology, student motivation and learning, and mindset science. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University.

He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen curriculum units for SPICE, including Along the Silk Road, China in Transition, Divided Memories: Comparing History Textbooks, and U.S.–South Korean Relations. His writings have appeared in publications of the National Council for History Education and the Association for Asian Studies.

Rylan has also been actively engaged in media-related work for SPICE. In addition to serving as producer for two films—My Cambodia and My Cambodian America—he has developed several web-based lessons and materials, including What Does It Mean to Be an American?

In 2010, 2015, and 2021, Rylan received the Franklin Buchanan Prize, which is awarded annually by the Association for Asian Studies to honor an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia at any educational level, elementary through university.
 
Rylan has presented teacher seminars across the country at venues such as the World Affairs Council, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Art Institute of Chicago, and for organizations such as the National Council for the Social Studies, the International Baccalaureate Organization, the African Studies Association, and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. He has also conducted presentations internationally for the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools in Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines; for the European Council of International Schools in Spain, France, and Portugal; and at Yonsei University in South Korea.
 

publications

Working Papers
October 2007

Water Issues in China

Author(s)
Water Issues in China

In The News

headshots of seven high school students
Blogs

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 9)

Reflections of seven students on the educational website “What Does It Mean to Be an American?”
What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 9)
Honorees of SPICE’s 2021–2022 regional programs in Japan
News

SPICE Honors Top Students from 2021–2022 Regional Programs in Japan

Congratulations to the student honorees from Fukuoka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Kobe City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.
SPICE Honors Top Students from 2021–2022 Regional Programs in Japan
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News

2022–23 Applications Now Open: Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawai‘i

High school teachers across the state of Hawai‘i are eligible to apply. The application deadline is October 14.
2022–23 Applications Now Open: Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawai‘i
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