China 101: China Matters
Nov
8
4:00 PM16:00

China 101: China Matters

China . . . the word itself conjures up visions of the highest mountains in the world, one-fifth of the world’s population, Mao Zedong and his political and cultural revolutions, Deng Xiaoping and his “second revolution” to modernize China and the outcome (a booming economy and the growing division between the have and have-nots), and China’s evolving role on the world stage.

With China’s rapid economic development since Mao’s death in 1976, China has become an increasingly complex and dynamic society. How can we integrate China into our teaching and situate China in a global context? How do we support students to read behind the headlines, break down stereotypes and misconceptions, and distinguish between fact and opinion? How can we explore global themes such as sustainability and migration, using China as an example?

In order to understand the People’s Republic of China in the 21st century, one must have a basic knowledge of the people, their land, culture and some of the challenges and opportunities facing its 1.3 billion people today.  China 101 will attempt to provide you with just that.

Details

Thursday, November 8

4:00PM-7:00 PM

Ellensburg High School

Presenters

Tese Wintz Neighbor has traveled extensively around the world, but her heart and soul remain in China. She has lived and worked in both Beijing and Hong Kong and holds a Masters degree in China Studies from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. She taught East Asian history and culture for more than a decade at Seattle-area colleges and for the past two decades has been teaching an intensive East Asia seminar class for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, administered by UW’s East Asia Resource Center (EARC). Tese has led more than 50 tours to Asia and has also worked as a freelance writer for publications such as the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review. She has written numerous curriculum units on Asia for the World Affairs Council and Newspapers in Education.

Ryan Hauck currently teaches AP Comparative Politics at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, WA, and is Director of the Global Classroom Program at the World Affairs Council in Seattle. Ryan will provide engaging teaching strategies for making China come alive in your classroom.

Benefits

3 free OSPI clock hours

Light dinner

Materials including a resource packet, access to materials online and a book on contemporary China

Registration

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The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community - Teaching Untaught Histories
Jul
26
to Jul 27

The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community - Teaching Untaught Histories

The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) through an OSPI Kip Tokuda Civil Liberties grant is co-sponsoring a teacher workshop on the WWII Japanese American Department of Justice Camps experience.  The workshop is co-sponsored by the National Japanese American Historical Society and the National Park Service Confinement Sites grant program.

In the 1930s and 1940s numerous people living in the United States were identified as “enemy aliens” and placed on a secret government list called the Custodial Detention List.   Join your colleagues for open-ended inquiry to consider the question - How did being placed on the government’s Custodial Detention List impact the lives and communities of people of Japanese ancestry?

We take a close look at the Custodial Detention List and the political policies and climate that led to the incarceration of both citizens and aliens of Japanese ancestry within hours of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  Through dialogue, primary materials, personal stories, we piece together a more complex narrative and analysis about the earliest government actions, public response, and the trauma, resilience, and resistance of the individuals and communities of people of Japanese ancestry. Materials are written for secondary students, but can be adapted for middle school students.

The award-winning documentary film, Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story will be shown, and a tour of the Nisei Veterans Hall will also be available.  Participants will receive a copy of Honor & Sacrifice DVD, and site license for the film.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the National Japanese American Historical Society, San Francisco; the National Park Service, the United Tribes Technical College, and the WA Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The website to sign up: 

https://www.njahs.org/teaching-untaught-histories-workshop/

There will be a $300 stipend for teachers, free clock hours, and a copy of the DVD "Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story" with site license.  Lunch and light refreshments.

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Meet the Masters: Discover how to find and evaluate books on East Asia for your classroom
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Meet the Masters: Discover how to find and evaluate books on East Asia for your classroom

An NCTA seminar for teachers of grades 2-8
 

July 23 - 27, 2017

8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m (Fri)

Seminar leader: Mary Roberts with guest segments led by authors, librarians and EARC master teacher, Oralee Kramer
 

Hear from authors, librarians and fellow teachers and make children’s and young adult books on East Asia a part of your teaching tool kit.   Discover how authors do research for their books and how book titles and cover illustrations are selected.  Gain confidence in making close readings and exploring character motivations with your students.   Find out how to authenticate the reliability of the material and learn about new databases on children’s literature.  Using three separate books on East Asia, including Freeman Award winners, teachers will examine three different genres with frameworks to support students’ critical thinking and inquiry. 

Please refer to the application for additional details and eligibility requirements.

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Art and Politics:  Episodes in East Asian History
Jul
16
to Jul 20

Art and Politics: Episodes in East Asian History

An NCTA seminar for teachers of all grade levels

July 16 - 20, 2018
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Fri)

Seminar leader: Melanie King, Art History faculty at Seattle Central College 

Art and Politics: Episodes in East Asian History will consider key moments in the history of East Asia as told through visual and literary responses by artists and writers of the time. Our approach will examine moments in the history of East Asia, beginning with a grounding in philosophical and religious traditions and their influence across space and time. Building on this foundation, we will examine representations and artistic responses to conflict, revolution, and war, which will lead us to a discussion of how we remember and memorialize the past. As we remember, whose stories are told? How do memorials help us remember or forget? Our study will also consider art movements and protests of change that are taking up issues with the government, international relations, the military, the environment, human rights, and a complex, interconnected history of East Asia.

Our course material will include primary and secondary source materials, art historical approaches, in addition to resources for inclusion in your classroom. No prior knowledge of the subject matter is required.

Please refer to the application for additional details and eligibility requirements. 

APPLY NOW

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Open Educational Resources Summit
Mar
26
8:30 AM08:30

Open Educational Resources Summit

Learn about the benefits OER could have for your district

Hear from districts on the front line of OER implementation

Take away review instruments for determining quality and alignment

Discover what you need to know to successfully use, adapt, and develop OER.

Understand the technology implications of adopting OER and discuss technical considerations for wide scale OER distribution

Attend content specific sessions to support implementation in your area

 

Clock hours are available, lunch is provided, teams encouraged!

Register and get more information!

 

 

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The WSCSS Spring Conference in Skamania
Mar
9
to Mar 11

The WSCSS Spring Conference in Skamania

  • Skamania Resort and Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 WSCSS Spring Conference will be held at Skamania Resort on March 9-11th, 2018

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We are upgrading the conference to a new resort location for 2018!  Visit the Columbia Gorge, avoid the mountain passes, visit and meet with new friends from across the state, and more. Building Bridges is the theme for 2018!

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The WSCSS K8 Conference
Feb
3
8:00 AM08:00

The WSCSS K8 Conference

Come explore Islam in the World and in Your Classroom at the WSCSS K8 Conference

February 3, 2018 at the Muslims of Puget Sound Offices in Redmond

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Our featured speakers include UW Professor Turan Kayaoglu, Aneelah Afzali from the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, and Terese Sabila.

Highlights of the day include: 

  • Learning the real tenets of Islam

  • Exploring the history of Muslims in the US

  • Visiting a mosque

  • Hearing from young refugees attending our schools

  • Asking the questions you have about Muslims- religion/culture

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Council on Public Legal Education Summit II
Jan
22
to Jan 23

Council on Public Legal Education Summit II

Summit II will be held January 2018 where we will measure progress and move forward with the Civic Learning Initiative. We are honored to have U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor join us during this Summit. Justice Sotomayor will participate in a four-hour interactive session with participants from high-quality civic learning programs from our state, meet with law leaders and attend reception for 200. We will also officially launch the iCivicWashington.org.

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NCTA - The Silk Roads; Yesterday and Today
Dec
1
4:00 PM16:00

NCTA - The Silk Roads; Yesterday and Today

An NCTA seminar for middle and high school teachers, offered in both Seattle and Tacoma.

The Silk Road was not one road but a great network of trade routes, which linked China to Europe and all the lands in between. Products were traded, but ideas and beliefs, techniques and works of art were also transmitted – helping to shape the civilizations that flourished along the way. During this seminar, we will not only follow the ancient footsteps of merchants, monks and warriors, but we will also study history being made todayfollowing contemporary Silk Road “explorers” such as Yo-Yo Ma and President Xi Jinping.  China’s president has recently proposed a $900 billion “new Silk Road” trade/investment plan.

Choose to attend in Seattle or Tacoma. Receive 20 OSPI clock hours or two college credits, China resources and a $100 stipend!

Seattle Dates: Thursdays, February 1, March 1, March 15, April 19, 2018

Tacoma Dates: Wednesdays, January 31, February 28, March 14, April 18, 2018

Time: 4:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

Seattle Location: Roosevelt High School   Tacoma Location: Stadium High School

In order to cover this enormous topic in 20 short hours, we will first cover the major themes of Silk Road history and analyze its significance today. Topics will include:

  • The role of merchants, monks, and warriors
  • Significance of trade
  • Spread of religions
  • The development of powerful military forces and empires
  • Diffusion of technologies and artistic motifs
  • Geopolitics today
  • China’s new Silk Road Economic Belt

Through readings, movie clips, class discussion and lesson plans, you will gain the knowledge necessary to support your students as they grapple with the historical and continuing significance of the great Silk Road. Join us as we explore the Silk Road from its ancient camel routes to its 21st-century high-speed train tentacles. Tese Wintz Neighbor, China specialist and long-time teacher seminar leader, will facilitate.

The seminar is open to current K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers. Space is limited to 20.  Choose your location below.

APPLY HERE FOR SEATTLE

APPLY HERE FOR TACOMA

Priority application deadline: December 1, 2017.

Teachers who finish the seminar will receive a $100 stipend, 20 OSPI clock hours (free) ortwo 400-level UW credits (for a fee of approx. $225), and a subscription to Education about Asia.

This seminar is sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center (EARC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with funding from a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).

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NWTSJ Conference
Oct
21
8:00 AM08:00

NWTSJ Conference

Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools

Chief Sealth International High School     Get Directions
2600 SW Thistle St
Seattle, WA 98126

Participants must register by October 10th to guarantee a lunch!

  • Students: $5 includes 1 lunch
  • Students + 1-year deluxe subscription to Rethinking Schools magazine: COMING SOON
  • Educators and non-students: $30 includes 1 lunch
  • Educators and non-students + 1-year deluxe subscription to Rethinking Schools magazines: COMING SOON
  • Facilitator: free entry- includes one lunch. If there is more than one facilitator, please register separately to receive additional free lunches.
  • Resource Fair ($25, lunch not included): For details, please contact: info@nwtsj.org

Additional lunches are available at $10 each. Resource Fair tables can order lunches during registration.

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The Washington State Archives: The Basics of Historical Research
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

The Washington State Archives: The Basics of Historical Research

You want to do historical research, but you’re not a trained historian. You want to develop your students’ Common Core research, analysis and interpretation skills. You want to make the most of your History Day project or that big research project that you have just been assigned.

Where do you start? 
What types of research sources should you be using? 
Where do you find them? 
How do you use the information that these sources provide?

The Basics of Historical Research is for teachersstudents,beginning genealogists, and others interested in exploring the past. You’ll get practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you will need to investigate and interpret a historical topic for a museum exhibit, class project, community celebration, curriculum enrichment, research article, History Day, a classroom based assessment (CBA), or personal historical interest. This class will cover: 

What historical sources are—and how to use them.
What primary sources are—and aren’t
How to use the library system.

How to use archival collections.
How to find and use reliable online resources.
How to properly cite your sources.
How to use information from different sources.

Space is limited! Register now at https://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/teachers-and-students-training-calendar.aspx

Saturday, October 14: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Puget Sound Branch Archives

Bellevue 

Teachers are eligible for 3 clock hours provided free of charge through the Cispus Learning Center.

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The WSCSS Fall Conference
Oct
7
8:00 AM08:00

The WSCSS Fall Conference

2017 Keynote Speakers: UW Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West!

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This fall, meet with other Social Studies educators, future educators, university faculty, and staff at the Fall WSCSS Conference.  Attend great sessions focused on current methods and the latest content by some of the best teachers from around the state.  

Start the day with a bang with old colleagues and new friends, learning about ways of teaching students to ferret out the truth with our 2017 keynote speakers, UW Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West as they share their thoughts on Calling BS in the age of Big Data!

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James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series
Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series

The ABOTA Foundation is proud to present the James Otis Lecture Series. Our lecture program about the United States Constitution is designed to allow schools to comply with the requirements of the federal statute creating Constitution Day. This law requires all federally-assisted schools, both public and private, to provide educational programs each year around the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

America has a long and proud history shaped by lawyers and judges who have made lasting contributions to the rule of law, to the process of self government, and to the preservation of our precious individual liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Over the years, many Americans have sacrificed their lives or suffered great personal loss to advance the cause of liberty. As part of our program, we acknowledge the great debt we owe to our Founding Fathers and to these patriots.

Grade Levels: 8-12 Click here to learn more

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James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series
Apr
21
8:00 AM08:00

James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series

The ABOTA Foundation is proud to present the James Otis Lecture Series. Our lecture program about the United States Constitution is designed to allow schools to comply with the requirements of the federal statute creating Constitution Day. This law requires all federally-assisted schools, both public and private, to provide educational programs each year around the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

America has a long and proud history shaped by lawyers and judges who have made lasting contributions to the rule of law, to the process of self government, and to the preservation of our precious individual liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Over the years, many Americans have sacrificed their lives or suffered great personal loss to advance the cause of liberty. As part of our program, we acknowledge the great debt we owe to our Founding Fathers and to these patriots.

Grade Levels: 8-12 Click here to learn more

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Council on Public Legal Education Civic Summit I
Jan
23
8:00 PM20:00

Council on Public Legal Education Civic Summit I

Summit I will be an interactive, participants will see demonstrations from current civics programs from our state. One demonstration will be from Echo Lake Elementary School students sharing their Story Path program. The students will have created their own political parties, selected candidates, campaigned and then elected their own president in two separate classes. The newly elected Presidents will be officially sworn into office by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen in the Temple of Justice. Summit I participants will also see a demonstration of iCivics and hear from Citizen University founder, Eric Liu. Afternoon panels will focus on specific challenges to wide-scale implementation of civic learning and consideration of solutions.

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East Asia Resource Center
Nov
5
8:30 AM08:30

East Asia Resource Center

Based on our upcoming 2016 Newspapers In Education article series and teaching guide, this workshop will feature presentations by article authors David Bachman, Linda Cuadra and Michelle O’Brien and teaching guide author Tina Gourd. Geared towards high school teachers, we will investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia’s rapidly growing societies and economies.
Learn more and register

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East Asia Resource Center - Episodes in Cultural Exchange and Transmission
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

East Asia Resource Center - Episodes in Cultural Exchange and Transmission

We will look at three episodes highlighting key moments of cultural exchange and transmission in East Asian history: the Silk Road, the influence of European art on East Asian art and vice versa during the mid-late eighteenth century, and how culture is exported and consumed today in the form of popular culture.

Benefits:

- Light dinner
- 3 free OSPI clock hours

Participants will be asked to respond to one or two short readings prior to the workshop meeting in order to qualify for clock hours. 

 

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East Asia Resource Center - Global Asia: Turning Points in Modern Asian History
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

East Asia Resource Center - Global Asia: Turning Points in Modern Asian History

Based on our upcoming 2016 Newspapers In Education article series and teaching guide, this workshop will feature presentations by article authors David Bachman, Linda Cuadra and Michelle O’Brien and teaching guide author Tina Gourd. Geared towards high school teachers, we will investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia’s rapidly growing societies and economies.
Learn more and register

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East Asia Resource Center - A Visual Introduction to East Asian Philosophies and Religions
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

East Asia Resource Center - A Visual Introduction to East Asian Philosophies and Religions

Explore approaches to teaching Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Buddhism, utilizing visual expressions from each tradition. The basic tenets of each belief system will be discussed in conjunction with images, providing concepts and images ready to use in your classroom.

Benefits:

- Light dinner
- 3 free OSPI clock hours

Participants will be asked to respond to one or two short readings prior to the workshop meeting in order to qualify for clock hours. 

Register

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