Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in International Issues With the Choices Program and Model UN

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Worcester State University
Worcester, MA

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

Participants will be be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning curriculum, videos and approach to teaching about contested international issues, with a focus on U.S.- Russia relations.

Teachers will examine and work with the Choices unit Russia’s Transformation: Challenges for U.S. Policy and UNAGB resources. We will also experience the Choices Options Role play, which builds students critical thinking, analysis and speaking and listening skills.

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

Co-Sponsored by: United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB)
Register $145Per Person

Workshop includes the Choices curriculum unit, Russia’s Transformation: Challenges for U.S. Policy (copyright July 2018), UNAGB’s Diplomacy for Classrooms: Perspective Taking, Negotiations and Consensus Building in the Classroom, morning refreshments and lunch, and a certificate of completion.


The workshop is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies and humanities teachers.


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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