Professional development and training workshops for educators are an important component of outreach activities at the Center for East Asian Studies that are supported by the United States Department of Education and crafted in coordination with other UChicago Title VI National Resource Centers. Workshops are designed by university faculty, graduate students, and Center staff to enhance classroom curriculum in local public and private high schools and community colleges. Workshops introduce pedagogical methods and materials that facilitate the study of East Asia in the classroom and address a variety of subjects.

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CEAS posts educational materials related to East Asia, free of charge, for educators and others who find them useful. For more info, please see the links below.

2021 Summer Institute for Educators: Global and Local Inequities: Reflections of the COVID-19 Pandemic

13th Annual Chicago International Education Conference: Democracy in Recession

The Hafu Project: Graphic Design Case Study on Culture and Identity of Racial Minorities in Japan - Curriculum Report by Gail Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Kennedy King College, City Colleges of Chicago and recipient of University of Chicago-City Colleges of Chicago International Faculty Fellowship (2019-2020)

2020 Summer Institute for Educators: Reporting on Public Health - Challenges, Solutions and Lessons Learned

Global Views: A Summer 2020 Series

12th Annual Chicago International Education Conference: The Hot Topic - Strategies for Teaching Global Climate Change

2019 Summer Institute for Educators: Inspiring Connections: Igniting Critical Thinking and Communication through Global News

11th Annual Chicago International Education Conference: Press Play: Globalizing Your Classroom Through Film

2018 Summer Institute for Educators: Think Like a Journalist: Connecting the World to Your Classroom with Global News

10th Annual Chicago International Education Conference: The Digital Museum and Library: Reconstructing International and Intercultureal Collections in the Online Space

2017 Summer Institute for Educators: Global Competency at Work: Practicing International Journalism at the Local Level

9th Annual Chicago International Education Conference (2017): Power in Transition? International Politics and Troubled Elections

Refugees, Fragile States and Our Communities (resource lists developed for educational events conducted in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and City Colleges of Chicago)

2016 Summer Teacher Institute: Global Issues in Local Contexts: Turning International Journalism into Teachable Lessons

8th Chicago International Education Conference (2016): Sensing Place, Sharing Stories: Global Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

2015 Summer Teacher Institute: Inequality: Conditions, Consequences, Solutions

2014 Summer Teacher Institute: Energy & the Global Environment: Science, History, Politics

2013 Summer Teacher Institute: Natural Disasters & Social Responses: A Global Perspective

2010 Summer Teacher Institute: Water: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the World's Most Essential Resource

Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond

Additional resources from previous teacher workshops can be found on the UChicago Educator Outreach website.