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Chao Center for Asian Studies
Dean of Humanities

Secondary Teacher Professional Development Workshop: Incorporating Asia and Asian America in Social Studies

Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:00 AM  to 3:00 PM

Room TBD 
Rice University, Room TBD
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas

The Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University, is pleased to announce a workshop for Social Studies teachers in middle and high schools in HISD and FBISD to explore how best to incorporate Asian and Asian American components in the curriculum. The intensifying wave of globalization is directly visible in Houston; Houston is the city with the most rapidly increasing rate of Asian American population growth in the US. The Chao Center for Asian Studies would like to invite up to 20 Social Studies teachers to participate in a one-day workshop with lectures, experiential learning, and discussion to think about how best we can start developing a curriculum that reflects the Asian and Asian American presence in Houston and in the world.

The workshop will include:

• AM: Lectures covering key events in the history of Asian Americans, the postwar US involvement with Asia, changing political and economic situation in Asia and Asian immigration to the US, and shifting demographics and cultural map in the greater Houston area.

• Lunch: Hands-on learning about food and immigration (Asian food will be served, and stories will be told regarding the food, history, and culture).

• PM: Exploring visual materials that can be transferred to the classroom teaching, and roundtable discussion on classroom materials and curriculum.

This five-hour workshop is planned for February 18, 2017. A stipend of $50 per person will be offered (to cover the campus parking and other expenses). A few reading materials will be sent to participants prior to the workshop. Participants will be asked to take an exit survey and a follow-up survey.

Registration is now closed.

This workshop is supported by a grant from the US Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages program (UISFL grant #P016A160003).

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