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Past Workshops at the Center for East Asian Studies:

Spring 2010:

Japanese Culture and Kabuki Workshop
Saturday, January 22th, 2010, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This successful 8-hour professional development workshop gave teachers and interested alumni the opportunity to engage in study, analysis, and discussion of aspects of Japanese culture: literature, beliefs, art, and drama with a special emphasis on kabuki theatre. Participating teachers were encouraged to discuss kabuki in their own classrooms and organize a follow-up viewing of Narukami: the Thunder God, presented through the UW Theatre, for their students. There will be a special matinee performance for teachers and their students on March 9th, 10:00-12:00 (tickets should be arranged through the Center for East Asian Studies).
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies

FALL 2008:

Teacher Training Workshop for K-16 Chinese Language Instructors
Saturday, October 18th, 2008, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Center for East Asian Studies along with the Department of East Asian Language and Literature sponsored a National Professional Development Workshop for K-16 Chinese language teachers for the Fall of 2008.  At the workshop, various speakers presented on different aspects of Chinese language instruction to be incorporated into teaching K-16.
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at UW-Madison  with support from a U.S. Dept of education Title IV Grant

Introduction to East Asian Traditional Dress and Korean Crafts Workshop
Saturday, September 27th, 2008; 9:00am-5:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Presenter: Dr. Jung Uk Rhee, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea

This was a first-time two-part workshop. The first half of the workshop was a lecture that introduced the characteristics of East Asian traditional dress looking at the cultural features, aesthetic values and the symbolism of color while also taking a critical look at the different aspects of East Asian and Western styles. The second half was a hands-on workshop that taught beautiful Korean knotting, used in much traditional clothing detailing, and traditional wrapping and decorating techniques using traditional patterns and materials.

Workshop flyer

SPRING 2008:

The 20th Annual Conference of the Central Association of Teachers of Japanese: CATJ 20
May 31-June 1, 2008
Toward Advanced Japanese Language Proficiency

The 20th Annual Conference of the Central Association of Teachers of Japanese (CATJ 20) will take place at University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 31-June 1, 2008. The central theme of this conference is “Toward Advanced Japanese Language Proficiency.” Together we will explore the following questions:

  • How can we conceptualize advanced language proficiency?
  • How can we assess and assist learners’ development toward advanced language proficiency?
  • How can linguistic features of Japanese and sociocultural factors surrounding learners of Japanese influence their development of advanced language proficiency?

Plenary Lectures:
“New Media Literacies and the 21st Century Language Learner”
Professor Steven L. Thorne
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research
The Pennsylvania State University
“Advanced Language Training and Study Abroad”
Professor Mari Noda
National East Asian Language Resource Center, The Ohio State University
President-Elect, The Association of Teachers of Japanese
Call for Papers
Presentations of research-based studies on Japanese language pedagogy, Japanese linguistics, second language acquisition, as well as reports on innovative teaching will be welcome. Proposals that underscore the connection to the central theme of the conference, “Toward Advanced Language Proficiency,” will be given priority. The time allocated for each paper will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for question/answer sessions and equipment change. Proposals should be sent as an email attachment (MSWord or PDF file) to catj20@mailplus.wisc.edu by February 15, 2008.
This conference is co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature and the Center for East Asian Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (a National Language Resource Center at the Pennsylvania State University) and the National East Asian Language Resource Center at the Ohio State University.

FALL 2007:

THE NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR TEACHING ABOUT ASIA (NCTA)
Fall 2007 University of Wisconsin - Madison NCTA Seminar on East Asia
A Professional Development Seminar for Secondary World History, World Geography & World Literature Teachers
Class Dates: Sat. Sept. 8, Sat. Sept. 15, Sat. Oct. 6, Sat. Oct. 20 Sat. Nov. 3, Sat. Dec. 1, 2007
Follow-Up Session Dates: Fri. Jan. 25, 7-9 pm and Fri. Feb. 15 from 7-9 pm, 2008

This free 45-hour seminar offers secondary teachers the opportunity to engage in study, analysis, and discussion of new scholarship related to Chinese, Korean and Japanese history, geography, and culture. Participants who successfully complete all the seminar's requirements receive $175 in seminar texts and materials, $300 participant stipend, $200 in selected curriculum materials for your school, and an additional $200 stipend upon completion of two follow-up meetings and final reflection in winter 2008. Participants who successfully complete the seminar are eligible for to apply for the 2008 NCTA summer study tour to China &/or Japan. Academic credit (3 credits) is available as an option through the University of Wisconsin – Madison for an additional cost under the course title East Asian Studies 301: "NCTA Teacher Workshop on East Asia". Instructor: Richard Miller, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies.
Offered by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in cooperation with the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the University of Colorado Program for Teaching East Asia, funded by NCTA through a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation.

"Challenges and Changes in K-16 Chinese Language Instruction"
Saturday, October 6th, 2007, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
A professional development workshop for K-16 Chinese language teachers addressing current issues in pedagogy, articulation between different levels of language instruction, and the rapidly changing landscape of Chinese language instruction in the U.S.
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at UW-Madison  with support from a U.S. Dept of education Title IV Grant

"Exploring Japanese Performing Arts in the K-12 Art Classroom":
A hands-on workshop for K-12 art teachers and other interested teachers
October 13, 2007 -- Saturday 8 am – 5 pm
Led by Rochelle Robkin, Art Dept. Chair, Baraboo High School

This workshop will familiarize teachers with hands-on art activities and curriculum resources that teachers can use to help their students learn more about traditional Japanese performing arts (bunraku puppet theater, kabuki and Noh drama). Participants in this workshop are encouraged to attend the second workshop on Nov. 9-10 to learn more about the historical and cultural context for these art activities and how to link them to an upcoming exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art titled “Competition and Collaboration: Japanese Prints of the Utagawa School” (Nov. 3, 2007 – Jan. 6, 2008).
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Chazen Museum of Art with support from a U.S. Dept. of Education Title VI NRC grant.

East Asian Studies 301: "Understanding 21st- Century China"
June 18-July 25, 2007 (4-week intensive summer session)
4:30 – 7:00 pm, Monday, Tues, Wed. Thurs.
Room 224 Ingraham
3 credits
Instructor: Richard Miller, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies
“Understanding 21st-Century China” is an intensive, interdisciplinary examination of the issues in and approaches to contemporary China in global perspective, covering topics such as recent history, demographics, popular culture, health, and the environment, among others. This course meets the needs of pre-service Education students, working K-12 teachers, and faculty at two and four-year colleges. Designed to be a practical, topic-oriented survey covering a broad range of disciplines, this course does not assume prior knowledge of Chinese history, society, or language. This portfolio-based class introduces the problems and opportunities contemporary China presents to the world in a way that enables you to incorporate this knowledge into your classroom, with daily help from specialists in Curriculum and Instruction.

SPRING 2007

Exploring Japanese Woodblock Prints in the K-12 Art Classroom
April 13 & 14, 2007 (Friday 7 -9 pm & Saturday 8 am - 5 pm)
Humanities Building and Chazen Museum of Art, UW-Madison
A hands-on workshop for art teachers on Japanese woodblock print techniques led by Keiji Shinohara, Visiting Artist and Faculty Fellow, Wesleyan University and Master Printmaker in Japanese ukiyo-e style woodblock printing.
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Chazen Museum of Art, co-sponsored by the Dept. of Art. and Dept. of Art Education at UW-Madison, and the Madison Metropolitan School District, with funding from the Assoc. for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council and a U.S. Dept. of Education Title VI NRC grant.

Workshop for Midwest K-16 Japanese Teachers:
“Designing Effective Assessment for the Japanese Language Classroom”
February 18, 2006

Using Anime & Manga in K-16 Japanese Language Classrooms

February 10, 2007 (Saturday)
Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive
A language pedagogy workshop for K-16 Japanese language teachers focused on strategies and processes of incorporating Anime, Manga, and other cultural products in the Japanese language classroom and designing classroom activities that enhance student's communication skills and cultural understanding. Presenters will be: Yasuko Ito Watt (coordinator of the Japanese language program at Indiana University), Michael J. Peterson (former board member and President of the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers, teacher at Harrison and
McCutcheon High Schools and Tippecanoe County Schools as well as Purdue University extension services, Ivy Technical College and Indiana University- Kokomo), and Steve Clark Ridgely (Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature at UW-Madison).
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Wisconsin Association of Teachers of Japanese (WIATJ)

SPRING 2006

From Ukiyo-e to Anime: Using Art & Popular Culture in Your Classroom to Explore Mutual Cultural Influences Between Japan and the U.S.
December 9, 2006 (Saturday)
Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr.  &  Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave.
A workshop for K-12 teachers of art, social studies, history, and Japanese language in connection with the upcoming exhibition “Color Woodcut International: Japan, America, and Britain in the early 20th Century” Dec. 9, 2006 – Feb. 25, 2007 at the Chazen Museum of Art. This workshop and special gallery tour will prepare teachers to use the exhibition, the K-12 curriculum guide accompanying the exhibition, and other local and online resources related to Japanese arts and popular culture as learning opportunities for their students.  
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Chazen Museum of Art, with support from Assoc. for Asian Studies NEAC

2006 Workshop for Midwest K-16 Chinese Teachers:
"Strategies for Teaching Chinese Grammar and Vocabulary with Authentic Texts"

Saturday, December 2, 2006, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
A workshop for K-16 Chinese language teachers.
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, and the Pennsylvania State Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)

5th Annual International Children & Young Adult Literature Celebration
November 18, 2006 (Saturday)

Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.
   
A workshop for K-12 educators, librarians, and children's literature enthusiasts. Featuring: Yangsook Choi, Cathryn Clinton, Yona Zeldis McDonough, and Suzanne Fisher Staples.  
Registration deadline: November 6, 2006.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC)

A Workshop on Form-focused and Task-based CFL (Chinese as a Foreign Language) Instruction
November 4, (Saturday), 11:20 - 3:30 pm
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, Wisconsin

A Chinese immersion workshop for K-16 Chinese language teachers at the WAFLT (Wisconsin Association For Language Teachers) 2006 Fall Conference
Presenter: Hong Gang Jin, Professor of Chinese, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Hamilton College, NY
Second language acquisition research has demonstrated that the language learning is closely linked to explicit instruction, effective interaction, and meaningful language use. This workshop offers an opportunity for language teachers to explore effective classroom teaching and interaction through a combination of form-focused and task-based instruction. Presentation, group discussion, and hands-on practice will be the main format of this workshop. First, participants will be exposed to 7 basic form-focused interactive techniques in terms of their theoretical basis, teaching objectives, instructional format, and classroom process; second, a task design framework will be introduced in terms of task types, procedures, task cycles, language focus, and predicted outcomes; finally, participants will be given a chance to design their own communicative tasks using a task cycle of pre-task, main task, and post-task options.

A World Cultures Day Middle School Extravaganza
October 18, 2006 (Wednesday)
, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.

Bring your middle school students to the UW-Madison campus and discover the world through hands-on activities, games, lectures and music from cultures spanning the globe.  Contact: Lara Kain, (608) 265-6298 or kain@wisc.edu.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC)

Asia in Your Community: Cultural and Religious Practices
October 15, 2006 (Sunday)
A unique full-day bus tour to explore resources available in your community for teaching about Asia. Visit community sites in and around Madison, with presentations by Asian studies faculty and community members on religious and cultural practices. Demonstrations will include a Thai Buddhist ceremony, Indian dance and storytelling, Chinese martial arts and T’ai Chi. Teachers will eat meals at Thai and Indian restaurants, visit a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, and have a discussion with Hmong community members at the Bayview Neighborhood Center! 
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and Center for South Asia at UW-Madison, with support from the Midwest Council on Asian Affairs (MCAA)

PRE-2006

Saturday, October 15, 2005- Workshop for Midwest K-16 Chinese Teachers: “Current Pedagogical Approaches in Teaching Chinese”

April 30, 2005 - K-16 Teacher Workshop:
“Collaborative Curriculum Workshop: China and the Environment”

April 23, 2005 - K-16 Teacher Workshop:“Islam in the World Today, Part II

April 9, 2005 - K-16 Teacher Workshop:“Islam in the World Today, Part I

February 5, 2005 - ”Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Environment:
Current Issues in K-16 Chinese & Japanese Language Teaching.”

May 21-23, 2004 - ”Learning Through Listening for Advanced Japanese.”

January 31, 2004 - "Motivational Curriculum and Syllabus Design" for Japanese
Language K-16 Teachers.

June 16-18, 2003 - 2003 SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR K-16 TEACHERS

June 16-20, 2003- 2003 SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR K-16 TEACHERS

February 1, 2003 - 2003 WINTER WORKSHOP FOR K-16 TEACHERS
Incorporating Computer Technology in K-16 Japanese Language Classrooms. Workshop focus will be on the use of computer technology in Japanese language instruction.

 

     


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