Fall 2021 Walking the Tokaido

Walking the Tōkaidō:
Multi-Disciplinary Experience
Sept. 20-Dec. 31, 2021
K-12 Educator Professional Development Opportunity

With support from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

Learn about the history and culture of the Tōkaidō by walking the route virtually!

Using the MyVirtualMission (www.myvirtualmission.com/) platform, participants will exercise (walk, run, swim, cycle, etc.) and log their distances into the dedicated mission page. Progress along the Tōkaidō will be updated as miles are posted, and users will be able view their location on Google Maps as well as Google Street View. At each of 10 stations, participants will complete readings, view recorded videos, and respond to forum prompts on the FCCEAS Moodle (moodle.fivecolleges.edu). Optional materials for seven additional stations will be available for further exploration.

Educators will receive all required seminar materials, including the following books, to be shipped to the participants in advance of the seminar: Stranger in the Shogun's City, Amy Stanley; You Gotta Have Wa, Robert Whiting; Japan Journeys, Andreas Marks; Japanese Inn, Oliver Statler, and a map of Japan. Additional required and optional materials will be posted on the seminar Moodle.

Seminar completion requirements are: complete assigned books, articles and short videos, respond to two (2) Moodle discussion forum prompts at each of ten (10) stations, and view five (5) recorded webinars. This program is asynchronous; there are no required meetings, but optional synchronous drop-in meetings will be held on these dates: Sept. 22, 7-8pm ET; Oct. 12, 7-8pm ET; Nov. 3, 7-8pm ET; Dec. 15, 7-8pm ET. Participants must complete the program by December 31, 2021.

Participants who successfully complete the seminar requirements will receive a certificate of completion for 30 contact hours and a one-year subscription to Education about Asia (beginning fall 2021).

Accommodations are available for those who are not able or choose not to walk. 

Strictly limited to 20 participants, who must be K-12 in-service educators (including specialists and administrators).