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Professional Development

-Saturday, February 20, 2010, 10:00-4:00, University of Virginia, Minor Hall, PDF document icon PDF document icon "Teaching World Literature" (.pdf) (.pdf, 202KB)

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work with Anindyo Roy (Associate Professor of English, Colby College) and Geeta Patel (Associate Professor of South Asian Language, Literatures, and Cultures, and Studies in Women and Gender, University of Virginia) in a small discussion format workshop on teaching South Asian literature, as well as the literatures of other less commonly taught regions. Registration is limited to 20 participants. Space is still available (as of 1/29/10).

-Friday, February 26, 2010, 1:00-6:00, University of Virginia

In conjunction with the Conference on U.S.-Pakistan Relations, the Asia Institute is offering a luncheon for Virginia educators intending to attend the conference panels on the afternoon of the 26th, as well as assorted teaching and curricular resources on teaching about South Asia, and an opportunity to meet the conference panelists and guest speakers. Interested teachers should contact Rachel Stauffer, Outreach Coordinator for the Asia Institute.

-Saturday, March 20, 2010, 8:30-3:30, University of Virginia, Zehmer Hall (School of Continuing and Professional Studies) PDF document icon PDF document icon "Perspectives on South Asia" (.pdf) (.pdf, 149KB)

With Professor of Politics, John Echeverri-Gent; Karen Lang, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of South Asia Center; Daniel Ehnbom, Associate Professor of Art History; and Associate Professor of Education, Stephanie Van Hover.

A combination of lecture and hands-on activities will provide a meaningful workshop in which participants will collaboratively create innovative and dynamic lesson plans and strategies for classroom activities that apply the workshops content in a meaningful way in line with curricular objectives and 21st century skills.