The second annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 29 to 31, at Stanford. It will bring together secondary school educators from across the United States as well as a cadre of educators from Korea for intensive and lively sessions on a wide assortment of Korean studies-related topics ranging from U.S.-Korea relations to history, and religion to popular culture. In addition to scholarly lectures, the teachers will take part in curriculum workshops and receive numerous classroom resources developed by Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE).
During the conference, the Sejong Korean Scholars Program (SKSP), a distance-learning program on Korea, will also honor three high school students for their exceptional performance in the SKSP program. The finalists were chosen based on their final research papers, and their overall participantion and preformance in the online course. 27 high school students representing ten states participated in the SKSP this year. The SKSP honorees will be presenting their research essays at the conference. Celebrating its inaugural year in 2013, SKSP provides high students with a broad overview of Korean history, literature, religion, art, politics, economics, and contemporary society, with a special focus on the U.S.–Korean relationship. The SKSP program is generously supported by the Korea Foundation.