Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Oakland Schools
Waterford, MI

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

Participants will be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested issues and exploring multiple perspectives.

Teachers will be immersed in Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate unit and will examine parts of The U.S. Role in a Changing World unit (provided). We will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals.

Participants will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues in social studies education from across the state.

Hosted by Oakland Schools
Register $145Per Person

Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion.

Partial scholarships are available for preservice teachers and multiple registrations from the same district.


U.S. History, Current Issues and Geography teachers are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.


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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