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Confucius Institute To Offer 30-Hour China Seminar for Teachers

The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute (UBCI) will offer a 30-hour “Understanding China” seminar for K-12 teachers, July 8-12, 2019. UBCI is organizing the seminar in conjunction with the Five College Center for East Asian Studies, the Buffalo Teacher Center, and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), which has been coordinating teacher seminars about China, Japan and Korea throughout the United States since 1998.

This 30-hour seminar provides teachers with content and resources to more effectively teach about Chinese history and culture. Western New York professors and other specialists present in-depth information and materials on Chinese history, geography, religion, literature, language, music and art.

The seminar is open to 20 teachers in Western NY who want to more effectively incorporate information about China into their curriculum. Elementary and secondary teachers of Social Studies, English, Art, Music, LOTE, librarians and administrators are encouraged to apply.

China 2019 NCTA flyer

China 2019 NCTA application

Participating teachers receive

  1. Quality instruction about China from leading experts in the field
  2. $150 in textbooks and primary source materials
  3. $150 stipend upon completion of seminar requirements
  4. One-year subscription to Education about Asia

Participants must agree to attend 30 hours of classes during the week long seminar (9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 for five days); create a written implementation plan showing how information and resources from the seminar will be used in their classes; and implement their plan in the 2019-2020 school year.

To apply, participants should submit an application form, with a brief statement, and mail it to:

Bruce Acker, Associate Director
University at Buffalo Confucius Institute
520 Lee Entrance, Suite 113
Buffalo, NY 14228.

With questions, contact (716) 645-7919 or backer@buffalo.edu.