K-12 Activities

K-12 Activities

Elementary/Middle School:
With CWRU students:
Classes for after-school children (Roxboro Elementary School, Open Doors Program/St. Paul’s Church). Topics: Shadow puppetry, Japanese calligraphy, Kendo (Japanese martial art)
Instruction about Vietnamese culture, Spanish: Roxboro Elementary School

Volunteer, Children’s program, Cleveland Sight Center

Distance Learning Curriculum for middle-school students, Cleveland Museum of Art and CWRU collaboration (A course on the science and art of shadows)

Film Showings:
Wrote Cleveland Cinematheque film guides for high school audiences
Curated showing of The Kid (Chaplin silent film) with live narration by actor (open to general public). Cleveland Cinematheque

Curated childrens’ film series, Knoxville Museum of Art

Curated film series, “Where Rivers Meet,” San Antonio, TX, with special showings for children.

Education about Asia journal, film editor (inaugural issues)

High School:

Taught “gap year” and “pre-college” students on Semester-at-Sea and at Case Western Reserve University

Lake Erie Writing Ink, volunteer (http://lakeerieink.org/)
Asian Odysseys high school program (Japanese film), Cleveland Museum of Art
Orientation leader, American Field Service(AFS). Lived as AFS exchange student in Japan (island of Shikoku)
Volunteer tutor for high-school students, Japanese language and English, in the U.S., Japan, and Israel

Instruction about Macbeth/Throne of Blood (Kurosawa) to private Catholic high school

Japanese music:
Knoxville TN middle school koto (zither) presentation
Cleveland, Organized community concert of visiting koto performers

Invited Speaker:
Humanities scholar, S. Carolina Japanese Culture festival (elementary-middle school)
Japan Society, New York, Teacher Training, Teacher Education Program