Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm

Led by a local Teaching Fellow Kristine Frailing, this workshop is designed to introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and approach.

Our workshops are participatory, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!

This workshop includes:

  • An introduction to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international Issues;
  • Examine and work with the Choices units: Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate (provided); and
  • An exploration of ways to use Choices materials to meet local standards or classroom goals.
Register $145Per Person

Workshop includes two curriculum units ($80 value), lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Districts wishing to register 5 or more educators will receive a discount. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.


History, geography, government, current issues, AP, IB, civics and other social studies educators are the main audience for these workshops. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend. We welcome teamed ELA and social studies teachers to attend together.


Kristine Frailing

Choices Teaching Fellow
Kristine Frailing was a social studies teacher for 20 years in both Broward and Miami-Dade County, FL. She coached swimming and water polo for 17 years, was involved an executive board member of the Broward County Council for the Social Studies and am currently a member of the Tennessee Council as well as a member of the National Council. She reads and scores for the College Board Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics exam, is involved with Program of Academic Exchange (PAX) to place foreign exchange students with host families for the school year and have been working with the Choices Program for five years, conducting professional development for school districts across the country.
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