Free Workshop Series, Teaching East Asia: Integrating Content and Skills for the 21st Century

Location: February 10 and March 3 at The Madeira School, April 14 at Freer|Sackler

February 10, 2018 – April 14, 2018
Workshops at The Madeira School 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Workshop at Freer|Sackler 10:15 am - 3:30 pm.

Is Asian content included in your social studies courses?

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is offering a free workshop series, Teaching East Asia: Integrating Content and Skills for the 21st Century, for secondary social studies educators, February 10 and March 3 at The Madeira School, and April 14 at Freer|Sackler.  Northern Virginia secondary social studies educators may register for one, two, or all three workshops in this program. The series will address social studies knowledge and skill outcomes of Virginia and NoVa school districts, integrated with content on China, Japan, and East Asian regional connections.

Each workshop offers a generous package of resources, professional stipend, and certificate of contact hours. Each of the first two programs, one focused on China, the other on Japan, will include three components:

  • An academic presentation that grounds the modern nation within its 19th- and 20th-century historical and global contexts;
  • Sessions designed to integrate content outcomes with skills-based learning and disciplinary literacy—through exploration of authentic primary source materials and inquiry learning strategies.
  • A “case study” session focusing on approaches and resources for teaching a contemporary regional or international issue.

In the third and culminating workshop at the Freer|Sackler, participants will explore cultural connections and influences across East Asia through a consideration of art. Visit the full flyer and registration packet.

NCTA is a national professional development program offered through a consortium of seven university Asian studies centers. For more information on NCTA, visit

For full details and registration for the Northern Virginia , please follow the link to the flyer and application.

Thank you for your interest.
Matthew Sudnik, History Teacher at The Madeira School
NCTA NoVa Workshop Coordinator