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NCTAN seminars in 2014-15 in North Carolina:

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Date:  October 18th (Sat.), 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Topic: Philosophy and Religion in East Asia, Tai Chi, Education in Japan


Date:  November 1st (Sat.), 2014
 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (we start early to conduct videoconference session with Japan)

Topic: Education in East Asia, Calligraphy, Discussion with students from East Asia


Date:  March 21th (Sat.), 2015
 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Topic: Literature and life in China and Japan,  Films and Stories from East Asia, Rice and Japanese Culture and Sushi Making


Locations: UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC-Charlotte (each location will be filled first-come-first serve basis.)
Eligibility: The priority will be given to in-service K-12 teachers who teaches about East Asia.

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Please contact Yoko Kano (Director, NCTAN) at for questions.

After completion of all the above seminars of three days and on-line assignments, you will be eligible to apply for the study tour 2016.  


NCTA seminars in 2014-15 (Nation wide)

Sep 17 – Jan 6, 2014
Online Course – 8 2-Week Sessions
Faculty: Karen Kane, Columbia University and area experts

East Asian Belief Systems: Explore the belief systems of East Asia including Shamans, Shinto, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Islam and Christianity. Each two-week session includes simulcasts by scholars, online readings and museum exhibitions, and discussion on content and teaching strategies.

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Summer filed study trip 2014 to East Asia  (The trip was so much fun and successful!)

Note on Study Tour Eligibility: Teachers who successfully complete the requirements by June 1, 2013, will be eligible to apply for a NCTA study tour 2014. *To qualify for study tours, however, teachers must also be teaching in the states of NY, NJ, NC, SC, GA, FL, AR, TN, MS, TX, KS, or OK. (Teachers who have traveled to Asia previously on a NCTA tour are not eligible to apply a second time, however.) Those who participated the seminar at NCCAT, seee below.

Those who are eligible for the NCTA study tour to Asia 2014, application is below:

Those who participated the seminar at NCCAT: Please view additional on-line archieved simulcast (see below) and turn in the one-page reflection paper for each seminar and send it to Yoko Kano at by May 1st of the year to become eligible for the study tour of the following year.  If you have participated in March, 2013, view three on-line archieved simulcast; If you have participated in the NCTAN/NCCAT seminar in April, 2012, please view two on-line archieved simulcast.  To view archieved simulcast, go to the "nationally offered seminars" at (Asia For Educatior (AFE) and look through the list of theArchived Simulcast Presentations and Study Modules.”   You need to register at the AFE site to view the simulcast.  Choose any of the simulcast of your interest from the list.  Also, you can choose the simulasts from below. 

Here is 2013-2014  nationally offered simulcast series and the semester on-line course information:



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