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!

Buddha: Kapilavastu. Vol I and The Four Encounters. Vol II

Graphic Adaptations Series
Buddha: Kapilavastu. Vol I and The Four Encounters. Vol II Written and Illustrated by Osamu Tezuka
January 30 - March 19, 2019
6 Sessions; 12 PD Hours
Registration Link

Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan

2019 Graphic Novels Series - Japan
Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan By Shigeru Mizuki
February 6 - April 9, 2019
8 Sessions; 16 PD Hours
Registration Link

Little White Duck: A Childhood in China

2019 Graphic Novels Series - China
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China by Na Liu and Andres Vera Martinez
April 3 - April 30, 2019
3 Sessions; 6 PD Hours
Registration Link

The Color of Earth and The Color of Heaven

2019 Graphic Novels Series - South Korea
The Color of Earth and The Color of Heaven by Kim Dong Hwa
May 8 - July 2, 2019
7 Sessions; 14 PD Hours
Registration Link

Teaching the Arts of China Across the Curriculum (K-8)

Video Series: Learning and Teaching the Art of East Asia
19 min Presentation with Pearl Lau
Discussion: March 20-30
Presentation Link

Teaching East Asian Art in the AP Art History Curriculum

Video Series: Learning and Teaching the Art of East Asia
31 min with Lisa Hirkaler
Discussion: March 27-April 6
Presentation Link

How to Read Chinese Paintings

Video Series: Learning and Teaching the Art of East Asia
73 min with Maxwell K. Hearn
Discussion: April 3-13
Presentation Link

Keys to Understanding the Arts of China

Video Series: Learning and Teaching the Art of East Asia
5 sections with Sandrine Larrive-Bass (120 min)
Discussion: April 10-20
Presentation Link

Korean Art - Selected Works

Video Series: Learning and Teaching the Art of East Asia
More info TBA - available May 1
Presentation Link