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Professional Development for K-12 Educators

Below are events and opportunities for educators to learn about the world and earn clock hours at the same time.

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April 2014

Workshop for Educators: Exploring Asia: Asian Cities Growth and Change

Tuesday April 29, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Vancouver Room, Seattle Times Building, 1000 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Newspapers In Education


The Asia Centers and the Center for Global Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington are proud to present Exploring Asia: Asian Cities - Growth and Change, its 2014 Newspapers In Education Series and Workshop. The five-part series, in conjunction with The Seattle Times, includes articles on Vietnam, China, India, and Central Asia, in addition to an overview article. The workshop will include presentations by series authors as well as an introduction to the curriculum guide that pairs with the articles.

This workshop is one aspect of a collaborative project between the Newspapers In Education program of The Seattle Times and the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Asia and Global Studies outreach centers as well as the East Asia Resource Center. The project consists of a five-article series, a teaching guide, and this workshop for K-12 educators.

Designed with high school readers in mind, each article in the online newspaper series entitled Exploring Asia: Asian Cities - Growth and Change, focuses on cities of Asia. The teaching guide provides a lesson plan for each article that includes activities to do with students before, during, and after reading the featured article. Together, the articles and accompanying lessons take students on an exploration of contemporary urban issues in several Asian countries, asking students to look at the issues from multiple perspectives and investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia's rapidly growing cities.

The cost of registration for the workshop is $30.00, which includes three Washington State clock hours, dinner, and curriculum guide. To register for the workshop, please complete the online registration form at 

To view curriculum and video from last year's workshop, go to http://depts.washington.edu/nie/curriculum.htm

For more information, please email the South Asia Center at snodgras@uw.edu.

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May 2014

2014 K-12 Teachers' Conference in Korean Studies

Saturday May 17, 2014
9:00 AM 3:30 PM
Thomson Hall, Room 101

Center for Korea Studies (uwcks@uw.edu)




The Center for Korea Studies invites K-12 Washington State teachers and their colleagues to a special one-day workshop event at the University of Washington. Six clock hours available!

Time: Saturday, May 17, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: University of Washington at Seattle, Thomson Hall, Room 101

Registration: To register for the event, you must complete the registration form following the link below and send your payment of $20 to the Center for Korea Studies by May 12th (postmark deadline). If you choose to pay on the day of the event, the registration fee is $30.

Payment may be mailed by check (made out to 'University of Washington') to:

Center for Korea Studies
University of Washington
Campus Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195



Click Here to Register Online


Why Attend?

  • Door prizes! Outstanding and carefully selected books for you and your students
  • Outstanding free reference books that will allow for inclusion of resources on Asia
  • Free teaching materials! K-12 standards-based lessons, PowerPoint lectures, and art projects
  • Delicious Korean lunch!
  • Six clock hours!


Lecture Lineup: TBA


For reference, here are the presenters from last year's event


“North Korea, Succession and Beyond”

University of Washington Center for Korea Studies Director, Clark W. Sorensen will discuss recent events and social changes in North Korea, and their possible implications for regional stability in the future.

"Education and the Arts: Korean Literature, Film, and Sijo"

Mark Peterson, Associate Professor and Department of Asian & Near Eastern Language, Brigham Young University

“ 'Kor'iculum- Korea as Part of What We Teach”

Kevin Richins, President of the Washington State Council for the Social Studies (WSCSS), teaches AP World History, Asian History, World Geography, and Economics in Lynden High School in Lynden Washington. He will introduce several fully developed lessons that can be used to illustrate broader concepts in world history and geography.



For questions or additional information, please contact the UW Center for Korea Studies at uwcks@uw.edu or 206-543-4873.




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