The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy

Engaging Students in International Issues with Model UN and the Choices Program

Friday, January 22, 2016
9:00am – 3:00pm
MCLE Building, 10 Winter Place
Boston, MA

This is a participatory workshop, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!  All materials, including the two curriculum units, lunch, and a 7-hour certificate of participation, are provided.

 

The cost is $145 ($75 for pre-service teachers) but I am working to get alliance members in for a nominal fee.  Just email rigea@ric.edu if you are interested with the subject line “Middle East in Transition.” 

During the workshop, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
  • Examine and work with the Choices unit The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and the UNAGB’s Diplomacy for Classrooms: Perspective Taking, Negotiation, and Consensus Building (provided);
  • Network with exemplar colleagues in social studies education from across the region.

Who Should Attend: History, geography, government, civics, AP, IB, humanities and other social studies teachers are the target audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. We welcome teamed ELA and social studies teachers to attend together.
 

Source: www.choices.edu

The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy

Engaging Students in International Issues with Model UN and the Choices Program

Friday, January 22, 2016
9:00am – 3:00pm
MCLE Building, 10 Winter Place
Boston, MA

This is a participatory workshop, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!  All materials, including the two curriculum units, lunch, and a 7-hour certificate of participation, are provided.

 

The cost is $145 ($75 for pre-service teachers) but I am working to get alliance members in for a nominal fee.  Just email rigea@ric.edu if you are interested with the subject line “Middle East in Transition.” 

During the workshop, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
  • Examine and work with the Choices unit The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and the UNAGB’s Diplomacy for Classrooms: Perspective Taking, Negotiation, and Consensus Building (provided);
  • Network with exemplar colleagues in social studies education from across the region.

Who Should Attend: History, geography, government, civics, AP, IB, humanities and other social studies teachers are the target audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. We welcome teamed ELA and social studies teachers to attend together.
 

Source: www.choices.edu

Teachers: Unique Professional Development Opportunity Now Open

“We’re looking for 35 K-12 educators, currently teaching in the U.S. or Canada, to join us in 2016 for an all-expense-paid adventure of a lifetime

This field-based PD experience could take you to the Arctic, Iceland, the Galápagos, Canadian Maritimes, British & Irish Isles, or even Antarctica!

Be inspired as former Grosvenor Teacher Fellows tell you what to expect—from tectonic trolling to ammonoids in the ArcticGalapagos photo galleries to sunscreen in Svalbard.

Applications are open until January 4. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Source: blog.education.nationalgeographic.com

Teachers: Unique Professional Development Opportunity Now Open

“We’re looking for 35 K-12 educators, currently teaching in the U.S. or Canada, to join us in 2016 for an all-expense-paid adventure of a lifetime

This field-based PD experience could take you to the Arctic, Iceland, the Galápagos, Canadian Maritimes, British & Irish Isles, or even Antarctica!

Be inspired as former Grosvenor Teacher Fellows tell you what to expect—from tectonic trolling to ammonoids in the ArcticGalapagos photo galleries to sunscreen in Svalbard.

Applications are open until January 4. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Source: blog.education.nationalgeographic.com

Using BuzzFeed’s listicle format to tell stories with maps and charts

Aldhous, who teaches data visualization at University of California, Berkeley’s School of Journalism and science communication at University of California, Santa Cruz, joined BuzzFeed’s science desk after working for Nature, Science and New Scientist magazines.

At BuzzFeed he has been honing his digital storytelling with a focus on pairing maps and charts with his stories. He’s using frameworks for storytelling that BuzzFeed is well known for, but leveraging them to experiment with visual science journalism. Recently, for instance, he effectively used BuzzFeed’s signature listicle format to explain the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.”

Source: www.storybench.org