Teaching Asian America Curricular Conversations for PK-12 Spaces

Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm

Zoom Meeting - Virtual

Professional Development Workshop

Education Resources

This half-day online workshop will guide educators and instructional leaders on ways to integrate the long and complicated history and experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders into their classrooms.

While Asian American Studies has existed as an academic field in higher education for more than 40 years, this field has been less emphasized in PK-12 curricula. With growing calls to include these narratives more expansively within classrooms across the U.S., this workshop aims to provide concrete teaching strategies and pedagogy on how to bring these untold stories into PK-12 classrooms. 

Participants will gain an understanding of the historical background of Asian American Studies in schools. Led by seasoned classroom educators with decades of PK-12 experience combined, participants will learn and collaborate on a variety of topics such as Asian American children’s literature and history, young children’s worlds, solidarity, place-based education of historic sites, transnational perspectives on Asian American lives, and anti-Asian racism in history. Through these inquiry-driven sessions, educators who register and/or attend will be provided with ready-to-use materials and strategies for their classrooms.

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Who to contact:

Karishma Desai

karishma.desai@gse.rutgers.edu