The Academy of Korean Studies, the Korea Academy for Educators (KAFE), and the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project in conjunction with The Halle Institute for Global Learning and the Korean Program in the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Emory University

Free Workshop on Korea History and Culture for K-12 Administrators and K-12 Teachers at Marist School

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Location: The Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta

Time: 8:45am to 2:00pm



  • Increase your ability to be sensitive to different cultures in your school
  • Learn how the experience of growing up Korean is different from other Asian students
  • Realize a unique opportunity to learn about Korean history and culture
  • Receive outstanding free books, K-12 Standards-based lessons, and 20 PowerPoint lectures
  • Become aware of Korean poetry (sijo), short stories, and outstanding Korean American literature
  • Learn about films that are readily available (and inexpensive) to bring into the classroom
  • Deepen your understanding of Korean American students and their families
  • Enjoy delicious Korean food, witness an ancient traditional ceremony, and receive door prizes
  • Learn about fellowships to study and travel in Korea and receive information about teaching opportunities in Korea


The workshop is free, but there is a $25 refundable deposit payable to KAFE. The program includes lunch, books, and lessons. Checks and a professional development form will be distributed at the end of the workshop. Instructors: Mary Connor (President and Program Director of KAFE,) Sun-Chul Kim (Professor, Korean Studies, Emory University), Tracy Kaminer (World Literature, Marist School), Lucy Park (Executive Director, Sejong Cultural Society), and Young Hee Lim (Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project).

For applications and information, email Tracy Kaminer at (Sept 7-19) and Mary Connor at (September 19-October 22nd).

Mail applications and refundable checks to Tracy Kaminer at Marist School. Limit 40 people, so sign up soon.


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