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NCTA Teaching About Asia Seminar Program Announced (Winter/Spring 2012)

The UMBC Center for History Education will host the 2012 National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) Seminar Program. Funded by the Freeman Foundation in association with the Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, the Maryland NCTA Program is open to any K-12 teacher who is teaching or plans to teach about the history, geography, economics, arts, literature or culture of East Asia.

The program will include eight workshops (30 hours total), held on Saturday mornings at UMBC between January 7th and April 28th, including a session at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Two follow-up sessions (6 hours total) will take place next fall.

The seminar program provides teachers with instructional and course materials, as well as a $300 stipend. Teachers who enroll in the program will be eligible to take part in Asian study tours and in-country experiences in 2013.

For more information, visit There is no cost to join the program and space is limited to the first 20 applicants. Applications should be submitted by Friday, December 21, 2011. Applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation from their school principal or assistant principal. Apply online at

Contact the UMBC Center for History Education at or call 410-455-2046 with questions.

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