Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in Contested Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
St. Michael’s College
Colchester, VT
DETAILS

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

Participants will be completely immersed in The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy, and will also examine parts of the Freedom Now: the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Both units are provided.  Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals. The workshop will also highlight free resources on the Choices website.

Co-Sponsored by The Vermont Alliance for Social Studies (VASS) and St. Michael’s College.
Register $95Per Person
WHAT'S INCLUDED

$95 Before January 15

$145 After January 15

Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion. Partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Districts may register 5 or more participants at a discount. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

History, geography, government, current issues, AP, IB, civics and other social studies educators are the main audience for this workshop. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are 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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