Introductory Workshop

Teaching about Contested Issues: The Choices Approach

9:00 am — 3:30 pm
St. Michael’s College
Colchester, VT

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.

Teacher’s will be immersed in the The Civil War unit and will examine parts of the Immigration and U.S. Policy Debate unit. Both units are provided.  Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals.

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

Co-sponsored by the Vermont Alliance for Social Studies (VASS)
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. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.


History 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.


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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