Korean History, Culture and Sijo Seminar 2021

Free for all educators

June 28, 29, 30 and July 6, 13, 20




  • Online Registration: 2021 NKS and Sijo Webinar Registration
  • Eligibility: K-12 and college educators, librarian, and administrators
  • Registration fee: FREE for all eligible participants
  • Detailed Information on the Seminar: the NKS Sijo-Webinar
  • Registration deadline: June 26, 2021


    About the Webinars

    National Korean Studies, Korean Cultural Center LA, Sejong Cultural Society,
    University of Indiana
    , and the National Consortium for Teaching Asia (NCTA)
    co-coordinating site are offering two free webinars for K-12 and college educators, administrators and librarians.

    The Korean history and culture webinar will be offered on June 28, 29, and 30.
    This webinar will include lectures on Korean history and culture, the Korean American experience, and California Ethnic Studies model curriculum.
    The Sijo webinar on July 6, 13, and 20 will provide instruction for teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean poetry (sijo) and a lecture on Korean literature.
    Educators may attend both webinars or they can select just one.


    Webinar #1 - Korean History and Cuture Webinar by NKS

    • Date: June 28, 29 & 30 (Mon - Wed)
    • Time: 1 pm - 4 pm (Pacific Daylight Time) | 3 pm - 6 pm (Central Daylight Time)
        Overall it will consist of 9 hours of lectures plus 20 hours of homework assignments
    • Click here to view the program schedule

    Webinar #2 - Sijo Webinar by Sejong Cultrual Society and NCTA

    • Date: July 6, 13 and 20 at 1 pm - 3 pm (Pacific Daylight Time) | 3 pm - 5 pm (Central Daylight Time)
        Overall it will consist of 6 hours of lectures plus 10 hours of homework assignments.
    • Click here to view the program schedule



    • Educators who are currently employed to teach in K-12 classrooms in the USA are eligible for a $100 stipend upon completion of both webinars (15 hours of lectures) and 30 hours of homework including creating lesson plans or adapting lessons from the NKS e-book on our website.
    • Participants may earn Professional Development credits and receive a certificate for attending both webinars and completing homework assignments. Individuals may choose one of the following options: 
    • Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) - One Salary Point 
    • University of Southern California - Four Continuing Education Units ($180 fee paid to USC)
    • Educators who complete both webinars and homework will be eligible for reference books for their classes. Contact Lucy Park: Sejong@SejongCulturalSociety.org
    • Participants who complete both webinars and homework will receive a Certificate of Completion for 15 contact hours provided by the Indiana University NCTA Coordinating Site free of charge. 
    • Participants who write outstanding sijo and lesson plans will be asked to present their work on July 20, 2021 during the webinar and will be awarded $25 and $50 Amazon gift cards.


    Homework: All homework must be submitted to MaryConnor3838@gmail.com by July 30.


    Webinar Directors and Advisor:

    • Sung Kim, Director, National Korean Studies Seminar, California
    • Lucy Park, Executive Director, Sejong Cultural Society, Illinois
    • Theresa Kang, Director of the NCTA coordinating site at Indiana University
    • Jini Shim, Assistant Director, National Korean Studies Seminar, California
    • Mary Connor, Advisor National Korean Studies Seminar, California


    Sponsors and Organizers:

    • Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Chicago
    • Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
    • Korean Cultural Center at Los Angeles, CA 
    • National Consortium for Teaching About Asia Coordinating Center at Indiana University. Bloomington, IN
    • National Korean Studies, Los Angeles, CA
    • Sejong Cultural Society, Chicago, IL