The Nam Center is proud to announce the recipient of the 2012 KAFE Travel Grant is Ann Marie Borders. Mrs. Borders is a first grade teacher at Logan Elementary in Ann Arbor.
The University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies is now accepting applications for its 2012 travel grant for Michigan educators to attend the Korea Academy for Educators seminar in Los Angeles CA. The Korea Academy for Educators (KAFE) is a private, non-profit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to informing educators about Korea’s history and culture and the Korean American experience in order to promote cross-cultural understanding. This five-day program, located in the heart of the Korean community in America, immerses participants in all aspects of Korea, its culture, history and people. If you are looking to develop and deepen your knowledge of Asia, your understanding of Korean-American relations, and to reach out to the Korean students in your classroom, this workshop will provide you with the materials and resources to understand this nation at the crossroads of East Asia. (For additional information, please see the seminar flyer and schedule).
The Nam Center for Korean Studies will award, on a competitive basis, one grant to cover the costs associated with attending the Korea Academy for Educators Workshop in Los Angeles CA, from July 29th to Aug 4th, 2012. The grant will include air travel, lodging, a stipend ($150) and most meals. Applicants must be an educator currently teaching at a public or private K-12 school in Michigan to be eligible. Previous participants at Nam Center Educator Workshops will be given preferred consideration. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2012. The application must be completed in full and mailed to:
505 Plymouth Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Please contact Do-Hee Morsman at email@example.com or 734-647-9857 if you have any further questions.
Korea Comes Alive from "A Single Shard" Program
Engage your students with the history and culture of ancient East Asia by introducing them to the Newberry Award winning book "A Single Shard" by Linda Sue Park set in 14th C Korea. Receive a classroom set of this popular YA novel, a companion "Korea Kit" filled with A/V material, books and cultural artifacts related to the book to borrow, a bus subsidy to tour University of Michigan Museum of Art's Gallery of Korean Art with trained docents, and a hands-on ceramics demonstration with a craft that the kids can take home!
Participating schools will receive the Newberry Award winning book, “A Single Shard” by Linda Sue Park for their classrooms. They will also receive the loan of the Nam Center’s “Single Shard” Themed Korea Kit, which includes, a collection of books, DVDs, and cultural artifacts that relates to the setting of the book. As a reinforcement of the narrative and details that they learned in the study of the novel, the students will visit the U-M Museum of Art on a field trip to tour the Gallery of Korean Art, and it’s collection of ceramics with a docent. The information that they have been exposed to from the book, the Korea Kit, and in the Gallery of Korean Art will be reinforced kinesthetically through a ceramics demonstration in which they will experience ceramics making.
Contact us for more information.
Sponsors: Nam Center for Korean Studies and UMMA
See what classes did on the program in 2013!