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March 18, 2005
Contact: Nancy Hope, KU Center for East Asian Studies, (785) 864-3918,

KU to offer East Asia Institute in Derby for teachers in central Kansas districts

LAWRENCE -- For the first time in its history, the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia at the University of Kansas will offer its East Asia Institute for Teachers in more than 60 central Kansas school districts for three weekends in June in Derby.

Teachers attending the institute will have the chance to increase their teaching power about East Asia while increasing spending power -- for themselves and for their schools. Teachers receive a $250 stipend upon successfully completing the institute and a $300 grant to purchase East Asian materials for their schools.

In addition, teachers may attend for free and receive:

- $200 worth of books for personal use
- $250 stipend for implementing these lesson plans during the 2005-06 academic year
- One-year subscription to "Education About Asia"
- Opportunity for subsidized travel in the United States and abroad

The institute will be offered June 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25 at USD 260 offices in Derby. Classes will meet from 3 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Teachers may receive professional development credit for this 30-hour course. Teachers may audit the institute for free or enroll for two hours of graduate credit for a fee.

Organized and run by KU's Center for East Asian Studies, the institute provides the content and resources to enable teachers to enhance the teaching of China, Japan and Korea across the curriculum. Topics taught correspond with advanced placement and national standards in world history, and they will benefit geography, literature and art teachers as well as school librarians and teachers of gifted children.

For more information and an application, see or contact Nancy Hope at

A list of school districts where teachers are eligible to attend follows:

USD # Name County
435 Abilene Dickinson
385 Andover Butler
402 Augusta Butler
205 Bluestem Butler
313 Buhler Reno
369 Burrton Harvey
419 Canton-Galva McPherson
397 Centre Marion
473 Chapman Dickinson
284 Chase Chase
401 Chase-Raymond Rice
268 Cheney Sedgwick
375 Circle Butler
264 Clearwater Sedgwick
332 Cunningham Kingman
260 Derby Sedgwick
396 Douglass Butler
410 Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh Marion
490 El Dorado Butler
307 Ell-Saline Saline
327 Ellsworth Ellsworth
310 Fairfield Reno
492 Flint Hills Butler
265 Goddard Sedgwick
411 Goessel Marion
440 Halstead Harvey
312 Haven Reno
261 Haysville Sedgwick
487 Herington Dickinson
460 Hesston Harvey
308 Hutchinson Reno
448 Inman McPherson
331 Kingman-Norwich Kingman
467 Leoti Wichita
444 Little River Rice
328 Lorraine Ellsworth
405 Lyons Rice
266 Maize Sedgwick
408 Marion-Florence Marion
418 McPherson McPherson
417 Morris County Morris
423 Moundridge McPherson
263 Mulvane Sedgwick
373 Newton Harvey
309 Nickerson Reno
398 Peabody-Burns Marion
382 Pratt Pratt
311 Pretty Prairie Reno
206 Remington-Whitewater Butler
267 Renwick Sedgwick
394 Rose Hill Butler
481 Rural Vista Dickinson
305 Salina Saline
439 Sedgwick Harvey
438 Skyline Pratt
400 Smoky Valley McPherson
393 Solomon Dickinson
306 Southeast of Saline Saline
376 Sterling Rice
262 Valley Center Sedgwick
259 Wichita Sedgwick


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