The Japan-Online Professional Program for Teachers (J-OPP), in cooperation with NCTA, is now accepting registration for the Spring 2013 online course, “Teaching about Contemporary Japan through Art.” This course is open to secondary (grade 6-12) teachers nationwide who teach Japan as part of their required curriculum. Participation is selective and based on current classroom teaching assignments. This course is offered by the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado in cooperation with the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington.
“Teaching about Contemporary Japan through Art” will develop the skills of reading and analyzing artwork and explore four topics relevant to secondary classroom teaching across disciplines: the historical and cultural roots of contemporary Japanese art; Hiroshima and Nagasaki through print and performance art; the world of Japan’s unique “superflat” art movement; and artistic responses to the “Triple Tragedies” of March 2011. Course instructor Melanie King, Seattle Central Community College, is an instructor of Japanese art history for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and several university outreach programs.
The course will be conducted entirely through four asynchronous online modules, each consisting of a video lecture by Ms. King, pertinent readings, and content and pedagogy discussions..
Seminar Dates: The course begins February 16, 2013 with online introductions. The first module begins February 24, and the final module concludes April 25, 2013. A final reflection paper and evaluation are due May 1. Each module will be open for completion for approximately 12 days.
Participation is free, with the following benefits and expectations:
- Certificate for 20 contact hours of study and discussion with course instructor and fellow educators (graduate credit is not available for this course);
- Course readings;
- $100 participant stipend upon satisfactory completion of the seminar;
- Participants agree to participate in the full 20 hour course & complete a final paper and evaluation.
Details are provided in the attached flyer. Register online at http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/programs/registration-japanart.html. Registration is limited to 25 eligible teachers and closes February 13, 2013 or when filled. For more information, e-mail Lynn Parisi at email@example.com.