Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is coming for a state visit at the beginning of next week (April 28th) and will address a joint session of Congress. Since everyone is waiting to see what stance he will take in this lead up to the 70th anniversary of the end of WW II on Aug 15, this is a perfect teaching moment for our NCTA teachers -- in world history, U.S. history, current events, etc. Available for your use are two sets of materials to aid in your teaching of this event.  A presentation entitled "Top Ten Things to Know about Japan's Foreign Policy Today -- and the 70th Anniversary of the End of WW II" can be found here: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/announcements/2015/122.html and a list of short NY Times articles on the prime minister can be viewed here


 

Asian World Experience will take place Saturday, April 4 at the OU-Tulsa Learning Center.  There is no cost to attend this interactive and educational fun-fair.  Activities will include kung fu, karaoke, Chinese yo-yo, tea ceremonies, and more.  Food vendors will be on site.  Click here for more information.

2014 Faculty Development Seminar

The Old and New China Merge
 Sponsored by The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and administered by the East Asia Institute at the University of Oklahoma

Where:  OU SchustermanLearning Center room 1D18
When:    Enrollment deadline is Oct. 22nd  and sessions begin Nov. 1st

Earn 25 professional development hours toward the 30 hours needed to participate in NCTA sponsored Study Tours to China, Japan, and South Korea in 2015! 

Learn how to integrate Chinese into your Oklahoma Academic Standard K-12 curriculum.

Benefits:

· $100.00 stipend
 · 25 hours of professional development credit
 · 3 primary source books
 · Listen to experts in their field
 · Online resources at http://afe.easia.columbia.edu
 · Refreshments and lunch provided
 · Off-site connections
 · Collaboration with other educators
 · Oklahoma Academic Standard aligned

Contact Rex Burnett at rexburnett@ou.edu our visit NCTA Fall Seminar Enrollment on our homepage to enroll today!

Confucius Institute Day

PLEASE JOIN US!!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute, we would like to invite the public to Zarrow Regional Library at 2224 W. 51st Street., Tulsa, OK. 74107. The event begins at 10 am and will last until 2 pm. Come out to watch Kungfu, Taichi, traditional song, and dance, fan dance, and Lion dance performances.

Also, participate in fun cultural activities like Chinese Lucky Knot tying, making dumplings, learning to play Chinese chess, Chinese calligraphy and painting, zodiac animal stamps and much more. We will also show the movie MULAN with popcorn! We will have both In the Raw and the 4 Ayes food trucks on site for lunch between 11 am and 1 pm.  

 

Chinese Language Programs:  One of our main responsibilities is to promote East Asian languages and cultures for students K-12.  We are looking for schools that are interested in starting or restarting a Chinese program in the state of Oklahoma.  We now have more and more teachers who are Chinese language certified in the state.  Please contact us at rexburnett@ou.edu for more information on how to get started!

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