Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

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

Each Choices Introductory Workshop Includes:

  • An introduction to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
  • An immersion in two Choices units: Russia’s Transformation: Challenges for U.S. Policy and Iran Through the Looking Glass: History, Revolution and Reform (provided); and
  • Strategies for using Choices materials to meet classroom goals.
Co-sponsored by Indiana University’s Russian and East European Institute, Center for the Study of the Middle East, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Center for P-16 Research & Collaboration
Register $145Per Person

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


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


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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