2019 Seminar Registration

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* Update as of Wed, Jun 5: Seminar participants will now be given the chance to earn 2 LAUSD Salary Points or up to 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)! Just like in previous years, all participants will be expected to participate in all 5 days of the seminar, complete the daily seminar survey during the seminar week, and submit a lesson plan based on what they have learned from the seminar. These tasks will qualify them for 1 LAUSD Salary Point or 3 CEUs, but this year, 2 LAUSD Salary Points or 6 CEUs will be available if participants also complete the 60 hours worth of homework assignment in the link below by August 1.  Click the link to download the Word document. 

To ensure you receive your 1 LAUSD Salary Point or 3 USC CEUs, you must:

  • Attend all 5-days of the seminar
  • Complete a daily seminar survey
  • Create one lesson plan by the last day of the seminar based on the information / resources provided to you by the seminar

If you are going for another salary point (for a total of 2) and 6 USC CEUs, you must also complete this homework assignment. The handout is available for you below. Please also note the guide that is designed to help you with the homework. (They are in Microsoft Word documents. The files should start downloading immediately. Please check your download folder to retrieve the files.)

2019 NKS Homework

2019 NKS Homework guide

If you still haven’t mailed out the deposit… 

All applicants must mail a refundable deposit of $50 in a form of check to reserve your spot! The check will be returned to you on the last day of the seminar, upon your completion of the full 5-day seminar. 

  • Please make checks payable to: National Korean Studies Seminar
    And mail it to:
    Sung Kim
    16156 High Tor Dr.
    Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

For inquiries, please contact Jini Shim at NKSseminar@gmail.com 

Message from Mary Connor, Seminar Co-founder:

We are gratified that many educators (70) have signed up by April 4th for the June 24-28 seminar. We have organized seminars for 14 years; this is the first time we have received so many applications months before the seminar begins. We have space for approximately 65-70 teachers. Originally, we stated that everyone should submit a refundable check of $50 by June l. Since we continue to receive daily applications, we need to change our June l deadline for the check deposit.

Last year, we also had a waiting list; however, ten people did not show up on the first day of the seminar and this meant that ten people who could have attended could not. It was too late to notify those on our waiting list that they could join us for the seminar week. We do not want this to happen again.

As a result, we encourage you to mail your refundable check to Sung Kim by April 20 to guarantee a place for the seminar. We will not cash your checks, but return them after attending the seminar from June 24 through June 28. The June 1 date for deposits will no longer guarantee your enrollment in the seminar. 

Also, we will create a list by the date of one’s application. If you have reserved your place in April with your refundable check and cannot attend, you must notify us by June 1. This way we will be able to give places to teachers on the waiting list and your $50 check will be mailed back to you. If you do not notify us by June 1, we will keep your check and use the funds to buy history and literature books on Korea to give to teachers who attend the seminar.

Mary Connor (Adviser and Co-founder, National Korean Studies)


Thank you very much!