Korean History, Culture and Sijo Webinars 2020

Free for all educators


Sejong Cultural Society (Sejong), the Indiana University National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) coordinating site and National Korean Studies (NKS) are collaborating to offer enriching webinars this Summer. Topics will cover Korean history, culture, and Korean poetry (sijo).

  • Online Registration: 2020 NKS and Sijo Webinar Registration
  • Eligibility: K-12 and college educators, librarian, and administrators
  • Registration fee: FREE for all eligible participants
  • Registration deadline: June 18, 2020 (participation is limited to 80)

    Webinar #1 - Korean History and Cuture Webinar by NKS

    • Date: June 22, 23 & 24 at 1 pm - 4 pm (Pacific Standard 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 7, 14 and 21 at 1 pm - 3 pm (PST)
        Overall it will consist of 6 hours of lectures plus 10 hours of homework assignments.
    • Click here to view the program schedule


      • Educators who have taught during the 2019-2020 school year and will teach during the 2020-2021 school year in K-12 classrooms in the USA are eligible for $100 stipend upon completion of both webinars (15 hours of lectures) and all homework assignments (30 hours) including lesson plans.
      • All homework must be submitted to maryconnor3838@gmail.com by July 18.
      • We will also offer the following credits and a certificate to anyone who attends both webinars and complete homework assignments. You may choose only one. All homework processing fee $50 must be paid via PayPal at the NKS website by July 18.
        • One LAUSD Salary Point
        • Four continuing education units to the University of Southern California. (Additional $180 must be paid directly to USC).
      • Teachers who are not applying LAUSD salary point or USC credit do not need to pay the homework processing fee.
      • Teachers who complete both webinars and homework will be eligible for reference books for your class. Contact Lucy Park at Sejong@SejongCulturalSociety.org.
      • All participants who complete two webinars and homework will receive certificate of completion for 15 contact hours provided by the Indiana University NCTA Coordinating Site free of charge.
      • Participants who submit outstanding sijo and lesson plans will be asked to present their work on 7/21 during the webinar and they will be awarded $25 & $50 Amazon gift card respectively.


      Sponsors and Organizers:

      1. Indiana University National Consortium for Teaching About Asia Coordinating Center. Bloomington, IN
      2. Korea Foundation. Jeju, Korea
      3. Korean Cultural Center at Los Angeles, CA
      4. National Korean Studies. Los Angeles, CA
      5. Sejong Cultural Society. Chicago, IL