2015 Seminar schedule

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National Korean Studies Seminar

Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles

6/22/2015 – 6/26/2015 

The schedule includes instruction on Korean history (ancient, medieval, modern), art, economic development, film, food, literature, music (traditional and contemporary), martial arts, philosophy, political development, religion, technology and current developments in Asia, such as concerns about recent developments in North Korea and the possible implications for South Korea, China and Japan.

The program will retain the most successful components of past five-day seminars. In 2014, the seminar will be in greater depth and scope in terms of coverage of Korean history, art, literature and music. The seminar will also respond to the Common Core and the need for ready-made lessons for teachers of Regular, Honors and Advanced Placement World and United States History classes.

DAILY SCHEDULE Mon 6/22 – Fri 6/26/2015

Date

Time

Lecture Description

Presenters

Jun 22 (Mon)

08:30am

08:45am

Introductory Comments

 

Sung Kim, director of the seminar, will introduce Mr. Young San Kim, Director of the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, the major sponsor of Nation al Korean Studies Seminar. She also introduces Mary Connor, advisor, Dr. Byun-Kitayama, Conference Co-Chari, Daniel Kim, KCC Edu. General Manager, and other staff of NKSS.

Mr. Young San Kim, director of KCC will give a congratulatory comment.

Dr. Byun-Kitayama, co-chair of the seminar, will briefly announce the daily schedule and introduce each presenter in the beginning of each session.

 

Young San Kim

Director

Korean Cultural Center, LA

Sung Kim

Director

Nation Korean Studies Seminar

 

Dr. Byun-Kitayama

Conference Co – Chair

08:45am

09:45am

(Lecture #1)

Introduction

What Koreans and Korean Americans want Americans to Know about Korea

Mary Connor

Program Advisor

Nation Korean Studies Seminar

09:50am

10:50am

(Lecture #2)

Early Korean History and Culture

 

The lecture will respond to the 6th and 7th grade  California History-Social Science Framework. The lecture will include information on Confucianism, the Silk Road, Buddhism, Medieval Korea (allows for comparison with Japan), influence of Korea on Japan, moveable type in Korea, and Korea’s greatest king, King Sejong.

 

Jennifer Jung Kim

Lecturer

Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA

11:00am

12:00pm

(Lecture #3)

Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Korean History

 

This lecture also includes a lesson that will respond to the California History Social Science Framework and provide for the inclusion of Korea in World History in the 10th grade and aligned to Common Core State Standards.  Some of the topics that will be covered: late 19th century imperialism, colonialism, Japanese occupation and reading selections from documents and books (Lost Names and When My Name was Keoko) to understand the experience of Koreans during occupation and its legacy in East Asia.

Mary Connor

Program Advisor

Nation Korean Studies Seminar

12:00pm

01:00pm

Lunch

Lunch – Live Performances:

 

Samulnori, the Fan Dance, and the Mask Dance

(There will be time for door prizes)

 

Sung Kim

Cahuenga Elementary School Students

01:00pm

01:55pm

(Lecture #4)

 

Korean Traditional Music

 

The music of Korea will be compared with Western music and the music of China and Japan. There will be live traditional music performances that include the Korean flute, the Kayagum and the Changgo drum. The instructor will explain how to read the traditional musical score of Korea.

 

Dong Suk Kim

Adjunct Professor

Ethno-musicology, UCLA

02:00pm

02:55pm

(Lecture #5)

Pansori and Korean Dance Performances

 

There will be an explanation of pansori (Korea’s operatic form) followed by a live performance. They will teach participants “Arirang”, famous Korean folk song after Pansori.  There will also be a performance of a famous Korean traditional dance.

 

 

Won Il Kim :  Pansori singer

 

Sue Hee Ko : Buk drummer

 

Katherine Ko :

Jondo Bukchum dancer

03:00pm

04:00pm

Drumming Lesson and Visiting the Museum

 

The class will be divided into two groups for 30 minute Korean drumming lesson. When one group is having the lesson, the other group will visit the museum on the first floor of the KCC.

Dong Suk Kim

Adjunct Professor

Ethno-musicology, UCLA

 

Rick Phillips

Manager of Public Relations and Field Trips

Korean Cultural Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Time

Lecture Description

Presenters

Jun 23 (Tue) 08:30am

08:45am

Announcements:

 

Director Sung Kim will introduce Mr. Sung Jin Ji, International Foundation of Korea University (IFKU), as one of the major sponsors of NKSS seminar. Mr. Sung Jin Ji, Director of IFKU, will introduce the summer program of Korea University in Korea, distributing a pamphlet of the program.

Sung Kim will also introduce Mr. Hyun-myung Kim, Consul General Los Angeles of South Korea and Dr. Shin, professor of Stanford University.

 

Sung Kim,

Director, NKSS

 

08:45am

09:15am

Consul General’s Speech 

 

The Korean Consulate General, Hyun-myung Kim, will give a speech

 

Hyun-myung Kim

Consul General

Consulate General Los Angeles of South Korea

09:15am

10:45am

(Lecture #1)

Twentieth Century Korean and East Asian History  & Economic and Political Development of Korea 

 

The lecture will include U.S. and South Korea relations in preparation for the ceremony at the Friendship Bell on Wednesday. It will also respond to the History-Social Science Framework in 10th grade World History and 11th grade U.S. History. Topics that will be covered: Conditions in East Asia during WWII, the end of Japanese occupation, the division of Korea, the Korean War, and its legacy and the vital issue of the reunification of the Korean Peninsula. The Q/A session will be followed after Dr. Shin’s lecture.

Post Korean War to Present

 

The lecture will respond to coverage in the 12th grade Economic and Government classes and also World History class coverage aligned to Common Core State Standards.

 

Dr. Gi Wook Shin

Director

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Professor

Sociology Dept, Stanford University, CA

 

10:55am

11:00 am

 

Daily Announcement:

 

Dr. Byun-Kitayama will announce he daily schedule and LACMA Tour.

 

Dr. Byun-Kitayama

Seminar Co-chair

 

11:00am

12:00pm

(Lecture #2)

History of Korean Wave : Hallyu

 

The historical background of Hallyu and the various genre and periodical change will be introduced with video clips of powerful performance.  The category of  Hallyu includes K-POP, food, animation, drama, and movies.

 

Youngdae Kim

Doctorate candidate of University of Washington

 

 

12:00pm

01:00pm

Lunch

 

Lunch – Korean Hanbok Show

 

It will show traditional and contemporary Hanboks for different occasions.  The narrator will explain information on each Hanbok.

All participants will sing along “Arirang” together.

As time permits, there will be distribution of door prizes.

 

 

 

Ms. Young Ran Song, Heesun Choi, and teacher volunteers will do catwalk on the runaway of the stage.  PPT file presentation will be shown.

 

 

01:10pm

02:00pm

(Lecture #3)

 

Art and Architecture of Korea and Comparisons with China and Japan

 

A lecture with slides will focus on Korean traditional art and architecture, but there will also be comparisons with the art and architecture of China and Japan.

 

 

Meher McArthur

Asian art curator, author and educator

02:25pm

03:45pm

(Lecture #4)

Korean Folk Art and Kite Making

 

There will be a Power Point lecture on Korean folk art followed by a folk art fan lesson. An award winning author will speak about her book, followed by a brief introduction of a lesson on Bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths. The last segment of the session will include assembling Korean kites and a lesson on The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park.

 

Kee Soon Sung

President of  Korean Folk Art Association and folk artists;

Dr. Byun will explain the PPT file before the art class.

Joan Schoettler, author of Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth, Mary Connor, Advisor

 

 

03:45pm

05:00pm

 

LACMA Tour

Present the Korean Art Exhibition of LACMA

 

※ The volunteers who participate in the LACMA Tour will leave for the LACMA Hall. It is located in 10minutes away to walk from KCC

 

Mariana Linker- Israeli

LACMA Docent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Time

Lecture Description

Presenters

Jun 24 (Wed) 08:30am

08:45am

Announcements:

 

Dr. Byun-Kitayama will briefly announce the schedule of the day including the cooking class session.  The demonstration of the cooking class will be held at the stage of Ari Hall.

 

Dr. Byun-Kitayama

Conference Co – Chair

08:40am

09:40am

(Lecture #1)

Implementation of the Korean Online Course in LAUSD and other districts

Elena Paul will present the Introduction to the LAUSD Korean Online Course and how to implement in LAUSD in 2015-2016 school year. The Korean Online Course will achieve the A-G approval from UC System based on the iNOCAL Standards in the spring of 2015 so that the students who take this online course from the remote location will get the letter credit.  This online course will lay down the framework for establishing the Advanced Placement Korean in the high schools in the United States in the future.

 

Elena Paul

Instructional Director

HLPUSD

09:50am

10:50am

(Lecture #2)

An Introduction to Hangeul

 

The Hangeul system will be introduced through the Korean Online Course level 1 of International Korean Educators Network website.   www.ikeneducate.org.

King Sejong the Great’s philosophy implied to the Hangeul invention will be introduced using video and animation.

 

Sung Kim

Director

Nation Korean Studies Seminar

 

11:00am

12:00pm

(Lecture #3)

An Introduction to Speaking the Korean Language for Every Day Conversation

 

Dr. Sohn will present daily life conversation in Korean language using video clips and hand-on activities.

안녕하세요?  How are you?

저는 ____ 입니다.  I am _______________.

반갑습니다.  Glad to see you.

대단히 고맙습니다.  Thank you so much.

실례합니다.  Excuse me.

____가  아주 좋아요.  I like __________ very much.

 

Dr. Sung Ok Sohn

Professor of Korean Language, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:00pm

12:30pm

Lunch

 

 

12:30pm

02:00 pm

Cooking Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking Class: Variety Gimbap Art & Lunch

 

The world famous Korean chef, Rock Kim, will be invited from Korea.  He will introduce variety of party Gimbap Art with various healthy organic ingredients.  The Gimbap looks very creative and beautiful. After cooking session, box lunch will be served.

http://www.partygimbab.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Hoon Kim

Chef

Party  Gimbab artist

 

Kristy Mo, Cahuenga

Elem School teacher, will translate and help the Korean chef.

 

02:00pm

03:00pm

(Lecture #4)

An Introduction to Sijo, a Korean Poetic Form 

 

The lecture will introduce educators to the Sejong Cultural Society’s excellent website on Korea, sijo poetry, and the Society’s annual national sijo and literature essay contest.

 

Dr. Lucy Park,

Executive Director of the Sejong Cultural Society (Chicago)

03:05pm

04:00pm

(Lecture #5)

Organize a school-wide Multi-Cultural Day Activity 

Ms. Helen Yu will demonstrate the school-wide Multi-Cultural Day Activities: Planning, Preparation,   Evaluation, video clips, and students’ PPT files            

 

Ms. Helen Yu

Principal

Cahuenga Elementary school

LAUSD

  Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Time

Lecture Description

Presenters

Jun 25 (Thur) 08:25am

08:35am

Announcements:

 

Sung Kim, director of seminar, will introduce Dr. Suzie Oh as the co-chair of the seminar.

 

Dr. Suzie Oh will briefly announce the daily schedule including the field trip to the Temple and Friendship Bell and presentation of Tourism and KSCPP.  She will also announce the Book publication celebration event in the evening.

 

Sung Kim

Director of the Seminar

 

Dr. Suzie Oh

Conference Co-chair

08:35am

09:35am

(Lecture #1)

Keeping the Peace in East Asia: Current Dynamics on the  Korean Peninsula and Among East Asian Nations

 

The lecture will provide information for teachers of World History, U.S. History, and Economics and Government classes aligned to Common Core State Standard. The lecture will discuss recent events and changes in East Asia, and their possible implication for future regional stability.

 

Jennifer Jung Kim

Lecturer

Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA

09:40am

10:40am

(Lecture #2)

Korean Philosophy and Religion and the Role of Christianity in Korea and the United States

 

The lecture will include Daoism, shamanism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Christianity.

 

Frederick M. Ranallo-Higgins

Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Buddhist Studies, UCLA

10:45am

(Field Trip Bus)

 

 

11:00am

11:45am

(Lecture #3)

Buddhist Temple Visit in Koreatown – Thal Mah Sah Buddhist Temple

(Wilton Place and Olympic/3505 Olympic).

 

A Buddhist priest will welcome you to the temple, chant a Buddhist sutra, play the moktak, and  discuss Buddhism and the commonalties between Buddhism and Christianity. The sounds of the moktak are an important part of Korean temple life. Photographs will be taken outside the temple after the lecture.

 

Ven Dr. Jongmae Kenneth Park

Dean of Institute for Buddhist Studies USA Sr. Bishop of Korean Buddhist Taego Order

11:45am

12:20pm

Travel Time to San Pedro. Arrive at the Friendship Bell.  
12:30pm

02:10pm

Korean War Memorial Ceremony at the Friendship Bell in San Pedro

 

12:30pm – 12:50pm

Ceremony with Ernest Lee and David Lopez.

12:50pm – 01:30pm :  Lunch

01:30pm – 02:10

Kite flying, photographs, and free time

 

Ernest Lee

Director

Korean Friendship Bell Preservation Committee

 

David Lopez

Veteran of the Korean War, and seminar participants

 

02:10pm

02:50pm

 

 

Travel time back to KCC.

 
03:00pm

04:00pm

(Lecture #2)

The Historical Background of Friendship Bell and Relationship between US and Korea  

Ernest Lee

Director

Korean Friendship Bell Preservation Committee

 

04:00pm

04:30pm

Imagine Your Korea / Come to Korea for an unforgettable exploration

 

 

Christopher Mora

Korea Tourism Organization

04:30pm

05:30pm

Video presentation about Korea’s Past, Present, and Future

 

 

Mr. Wonman Lee

Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project

05:30pm

07:00pm

 

NKSS Publication Celebration

&

Dinner

 

Publication Celebration Dinner and Fundraising Event

 

National Korean Studies Seminar will invite community sponsors and seminar presenters to celebrate KCC’s publication, “Bringing Korea to the K-12 Classrooms”  The author is Ms. Mary Connor.  The Keynote speaker of the event will be Mary Connor and Dr. Mike Hong.   After the fundraising dinner, Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) will show selections from the documentary – Korea’s achievements of the past and industrial and technological achievements in recent times. The evening would be essentially KSCPP’s own endeavor.  It would be optional, but the information will be thought-provoking and very helpful to understand Korea’s past, now and then.  The fantastic dinner will be donated by KSCPP.

 

Young San Kim

Director

Korean Cultural Center, LA

 

Dr. Suzie Oh

Conference Co-chair

 

Mary Connor

Author &Editor

 

In Hoe Chang

Book Designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Time

Lecture Description

Presenters

Jun 26 (Fri) 08:30am

08:40am

Announcements:

 

Dr. Suzie Oh will announce the daily schedule including the Taekwondo and Tea ceremony and commemorative photo time.

 

Sung Kim

Director of the Seminar

 

Dr. Suzie Oh

Conference Co-chair

08:40am

09:40am

(Lecture #1)

Strategies and Resources to Support Teaching Korean History and Literacy aligned to Common Core State Standards”

 

Description:  Explore the best practices in achieving literacy when teaching Korean folk stories and history! Work on the Text Features to locate key information in a Korean Folk tales or expository articles related to Korean history and culture written in English!  Use Text Structure Signal Questions and Signal Words in a Korean folk tales!  Use text dependent questions for comprehension!  Use K-L-E-W, 3-2-1 and other terrific strategies that work!  Receive a helpful packet of resources to teach Korean literacy and Korean history in the classrooms as well!

 

Ms. Ellen Park

Principal

Hacienda Heights Unified School District

09:50am

10:50am

(Lecture #2)

Asian American History with a Focus on Korean American History and the L.A. Riots.

 

The lecture will relate to what is to be covered by teachers in the 4th, 8th, and 11th grade U.S. history classes in the California History-Social Science Framework. Also, there will be engaging material available from the April 2012 KoreAm Journal’s Oral History Project on the L.A. Riots

 

Dr. Edward Park

Professor

Loyola Marymount University, Asian Studies

 11:00am

12:00pm

(Lecture #3)

Understanding Korean American Students and Their Families    

 

Panel Discussion

 

Jung Hae Kim

Principal

Wilton Place Elementary School, LAUSD

12:00pm

12:20pm

Lunch

Door prizes & Lunch

 

Mr. William Yoon, 3rd generation of Hawaii Korean immigrants, will give us a testimony about his family stories and the 1st Korean American immigrants.

www.koreanagifts.com

 

William  Scott Yoon

Koreana Gifts and Arts

12:40pm

01:50pm

(Lecture #4)

Demonstration and Short Lecture  on Taekwondo

 

Musical Taekwondo demonstration will be performed by Xplore Taekwondo Demo Team.  Teachers will have an opportunity to learn about self-defense techniques.

 

Jinyu Suk

Master

Xplore Taekwondo Demo Team

 

 

 

02:00pm

03:00pm

(Lecture #5)

 

Presentation of Power Point lectures and lessons 

Introduction of Mary Connor’ publication

 

33 PPT files and numerous lesson plans are included in the DVD.  “Bringing Korea into K-12 Classrooms”

Announce them to donate the deposit check for the future publication

 

Sung Kim

Director

Nation Korean Studies Seminar

 

Mary Connor

Program Advisor

Nation Korean Studies Seminar

 

03:10pm

04:00pm

(Commentary

&

Presentation #6)

Traditional Tea Ceremony & Commemorative Photo

 

will be conducted by Korean Tea Ceremony Association of Los Angeles on the second floor of KCC, Folk Art Exhibition hall.  Sitting on the floor, teachers will form small groups to participate in Tea Ceremony together. Turn in evaluations to Sung Kim.

 

Chung Ann

President

The Tea Ceremony Association of Los Angeles

04:00pm

04:30pm

 

Submit completed evaluation form to Mary Connor or Sung Kim. Refundable checks will be returned.

 

 

Sung Kim

Director

Nation Korean Studies Seminar

 

Mary Connor

Program Advisor

Nation Korean Studies Seminar

 

 

 

 

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