Thursday, February 21, 2008

High School English and World LiteratureTeachers Opportunity- Deadline 3/31/08

Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School

Every summer the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University holds a weeklong professional development workshop called Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School for high school English and world literature teachers. Because it is generously funded by the Freeman Foundation, this workshop is offered to participants free of charge, except for a $60 registration fee. The workshop will take place July 13-19, 2008 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Please visit the website at
for information about the workshop, schedules, reading lists, and lesson plans from previous years’ workshops, and to download a PDF application.

This weeklong workshop provides a broad overview of East Asian literature to high school English and world literature teachers. Participants are only responsible for a $60 registration fee (if accepted), two meals a day during the workshop, and travel to and from Bloomington. All other costs will be covered.

Two days each will be devoted to Chinese and Japanese literature and a day and a half to Korean literature. Faculty literature specialists will lead lectures and discussions on the texts that the participants will have read beforehand, and history experts will present on the historical and cultural contexts of the texts. A curriculum consultant—a high school teacher with many years of experience teaching East Asian literature who will discuss practical ways to bring these texts to the classroom will also be available.

At the end of the workshop, participants will complete lesson plans based on one of the works studied. With the completion and acceptance of their lesson plans, their school will receive a $300 book-buying grant. Participants may also take the workshop for three graduate credit hours through Indiana University, offered at the in-state tuition rate.

The application deadline is March 31, 2008 or until the workshop is filled, and admission is rolling. If you should have any questions, please contact Katie Venit at

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