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SCCTA Residential Graduate Seminar at Furman – FREE for SC Teachers!
For the tenth year, Furman University will hold a residential SCCTA graduate seminar on its campus in Greenville, SC from June 18-23, 2017. This program is entirely FREE (including free room and board on the beautiful campus of Furman University). This seminar addresses social studies and global studies standards that pertain to East Asia.
SCCTA is the South Carolina Center for Teaching about Asia (SCCTA, headquartered at Furman University and associated with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) funded by the Freeman Foundation.
The purpose of SCCTA is to work with South Carolina school districts to enhance instruction on Asia throughout the curriculum, especially in world history, social studies, geography, and language arts courses. The faculty teams working with SCCTA seminars are drawn from among Asian specialists on various university campuses as well as master teachers who have demonstrated their effectiveness in middle and high school classrooms.
SCCTA Residential Graduate Seminar
As a residential program, this residential SCCTA graduate seminar has particular advantages. Participants are housed in apartment-like dorms with fellow teachers. The opportunities for informal discussions and networking are particularly rich. The speakers approach their presentations assuming that although participants may teach about China, Japan, and Korea, they most likely have had little opportunity for formal detailed instruction in the histories and cultures of these regions. The goal is to build confidence in teaching about these fascinating and significant “major players” in the world.
Participants can also receive three hours of graduate credit. This is optional, but Furman provides a reduced rate of approximately $300 for the course.
More Information and How to Apply
Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis: http://www.furman.edu/sccta
Also, please drop by our booth at the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies conference!
Dr. Lane J. Harris, Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
Department of History
Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613