The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) has a listing of online events, some of which are open to Act 48 support for PA teachers.
The Sound of (Japanese) Music: Online Mini Course for Educators. Upcoming dates and themes are as follows:
6-7:30pm (ET) Thursday, June 11. "Strings Revolution: History and Music of Shamisen and Geisha," Dr. Yuko Eguchi Wright
6-7:30pm (ET) Thursday, June 18. "Taiko: Tradition as a Basis for Innovation," Dr. Benjamin Pachter
These are part of a series of Zoom presentations and demos by four ethnomusicologists of Japanese music, designed to take you to a deeper level of understanding of traditional Japanese music. These presentations will expand your knowledge of Japanese history and culture, including modern music innovations. You will learn about the evolving traditions of the koto, shakuhachi, shamisen and the recent development of taiko drumming. Some presentations will be recorded for your use later with your students.
Other upcoming Nation-wide NCTA online programs include:
Online Curriculum Workshop: Ecological Civilization: Exploring China as a Model
Saturday, May 30, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the Asian Studies Center for a K-14 educators companion online program to the 2020 Summer Institute for Chinese Studies (SICS) at the University of Pittsburgh. The curriculum workshop will provide a historical overview of China's relationship with the environment, ways to integrate it into the classroom and preview presentations by select 2020 SICS scholars. Participating educators will then be encouraged to attend online the key presentations of the summer institute. Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers provided. Certificates of Completion available upon request for teachers who attend the full three hour Ecological Civilization workshop. To register, please click here.
Resources for Teaching about Racial Discrimination during the Coronavirus Crisis
This list was compiled by our NCTA colleagues at the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the University of Colorado. It includes online resources for teachers looking to address challenges related to labeling and racism that might in our communities and media in the wake of this global health crisis. Click here to view the online resources list.
Free Japanese-Inspired Food Education Course
The Wa-Shokuiku free online program is designed for students studying at home. The course consists of 4 units that focus on 4 different topics to expose students to Japanese food culture and foodways. Each unit has 10 short sections which include fun and educational videos, cook-off competition videos, nutrition, recipes, activities, global food issues, interactive comment boxes and a unit quiz. Online course available until July 7th, 2020. https://www.wa-shokuiku.org/online-course
For more information about these and other programs and resources, visit the NCTA website