Welcome to the AFE-NCTA program page, with online courses, video presentations & book groups for K-12 educators.

First-time visitors must create an account at asiaforeducators.org. Full details on the AFE-NCTA Course Guide and current Study Tour Information

CURRENT PROGRAMS: On-line Reading Groups

  • On-line, asynchronous, and FREE
  • Postings on your own schedule
  • Earn professional development hours (PD Hours) & NCTA Study Tour Eligibility
  • Peruse our current programs below!

Boxers & Saints

Graphic Novel Series
Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang
September 13 - October 17, 2017
5 Sessions; 10 PD Hours
Registration Link

Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

Freeman Book Award Series - High School/North Korea
Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea by Sungju Lee and Susan McClelland
September 20 - October 24, 2017
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours
Registration Link

The Family by Ba Jin

Graphic Novel Series
The Family by Ba Jin Illustrated by Bozong, Yuqing, and Qinggao, Adapted by Gao Tielin and Wang Lijin, Translated by Wang Lijun
October 25 - November 28, 2017
5 Session; 10 PD Hours
Registration Link

Somewhere Among and The Night Parade

Freeman Book Award Series - Middle School/Japan
Somewhere Among by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu and The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary
October 25 - December 5, 2017
6 Session; 12 PD Hours
Registration Link

Nanjing: The Burning City

Graphic Novel Series
Nanjing: The Burning City by Ethan Young
November 29 - December 12, 2017
2 Sessions; 4 PD Hours
Registration Link

A Night in the Planetarium: A True Story about a Child, a Play and the Art of Resistance

Freeman Book Award Series - Elementary/Indonesia
A Night in the Planetarium: A True Story about a Child, a Play and the Art of Resistance by Innosanto Nagara
December 13, 2017 - January 2, 2018
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours
Registration Link

Such A Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63 and The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

Graphic Novel Series
Such A Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63 by Marcelino Truong and The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui
December 13, 2017 - January 23, 2018
6 Sessions; 12 PD Hours
Registration Link

The Good Earth

Graphic Novel Series
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck, Graphic Adaptation by Nick Bertozzi
January 31, 2018 - February 27, 2018
4 Session; 8 PD Hours
Registration Link