Introductory Workshop

Adapting Choices Materials for Middle School

8:30 am — 3:30 pm
Brown University
Providence, RI
DETAILS

Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!

Participants will be immersed in Confronting Genocide: Never Again unit and will examine parts of the American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion. Both units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific middle school classroom goals.

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 units: The American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion and Confronting Genocide: Never Again?  (provided);
  • Explore techniques for modifying the readings and the lessons in Choices units for a middle school audience; and
  • Network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the area.
Register $145Per Person
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, parking and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers or multiple registrations from the same district. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

While the workshop is open to all, activities will be modified for a middle school social studies classroom (7 and 8th grade) environment. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are also encouraged to attend.

WORKSHOP LEADER

Mimi Stephens

Choices Professional Development Director
Mimi is Professional Development Director for the Choices Program and a Research Associate at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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