Introductory Workshops

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

Led by a local Teaching Fellow or a Choices staff member, introductory workshops are designed to introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and approach. The program fee generally includes lunch and two Choices units explored during the day.

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

Each Choices Introductory Workshop Includes:

Cost: Most workshops are $145 per person. Price includes two units ($80 value), lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Districts wishing to register 5 or more educators will receive 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 these workshops.   Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.  We welcome teamed ELA and social studies teachers to attend together.

Tabor Academy

Engaging Students in Inquiry and Discussion on International Issues

June 23-24, 2016
Marion, MA

Join the Choices Program and teacher facilitators from Tabor Academy for two days of interactive presentations, discussions and working sessions on the Choices Program’s materials and approach for teaching about contested international issues. Bring your planning rubric along and develop strategies to implement the Choices Program in your classroom!

Price: $250 per person. Includes three Choices curriculum units, all conference materials, and meals. Housing on Tabor campus is available for $40/night. For multiple registrations from the same school, contact Mimi Stephens for a quote. The registration fee is non-refundable, but you may send someone else from your school if you are unable to attend.

Minnesota

June 28, 2016
8:30 am-3:30 pm
St. Paul, MN

Units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Workshop Leader: Kelly McKee, Choices Teaching Fellow

Hosted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Massachusetts

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

August 11, 2016
9 am-3 pm
Boston, MA

Units: Dilemmas of Foreign Aid: Debating U.S. Policies and the UNAGB’s Diplomacy for Classrooms: Perspective Taking, Negotiation, and Consensus Building

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

Co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston.

Rhode Island

September 30, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Providence, RI

Units: The American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion and Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

New Hampshire

October 7, 2016
8:30 pm-3:00 pm
Lebanon, NH

Units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Hosted by Lebanon School District - SAU88

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

California

October 19, 2016
12:00 pm-6:00 pm
San Jose, CA

Units: Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy and Climate Change and Questions of Justice

Hosted by Notre Dame High School

Workshop Leader: Eran De Silva, Choices Teaching Fellow

Tennessee

October 21, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
University School of Nashville
Nashville, TN

Units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Workshop Leader: Kristine Frailing, Choices Teaching Fellow

New Jersey

November 2, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Leonia, NJ

Units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Hosted by Leonia Public Schools

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

New Jersey

November 3, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Moorestown, NJ

Units: Confronting Genocide: Never Again? and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Hosted by Moorestown Friends School

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

Pennsylvania

November 4, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
East Stroudsburg, PA

Units: Confronting Genocide: Never Again? and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Hosted by: East Stroudsburg Area School District

Co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

California

March 1, 2017
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Sacramento, CA

Units: Westward Expansion: A New History and History, Revoltuion, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba

In partnership with the Sacramento County Office of Education

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

California

March 2, 2017
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Sacramento, CA

Units: China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response and Empire, Republic, Democracy: A History of Turkey

In partnership with the Sacramento County Office of Education

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

 

Enrollment is limited. Please register early. A confirmation email with logistical details will be sent to you upon receipt of your payment.

If you are paying with a purchase order (processed immediately) please email to choices@brown.edu or fax to (401) 863-1247.

If you are paying with a check (payable to Brown University) please send to:

The Choices Program
Brown University - Box 1948
Providence, RI 02912

Refund Policy: Refunds can not be made within 3 weeks of the event. If you are unable to attend, you may send someone from your district in your place. 

 


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Friday, April 29, 2016
San Antonio, TX

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Santa Rosa, CA

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Hartford, CT

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Iowa City, IA

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Mather, CA

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Pittsburgh, PA

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC

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Charlotte, NC

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Boston, MA

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Milwaukee, WI

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Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Fairfax, VA

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Mesa, AZ

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Yarmouth, ME

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Providence, RI

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Hartford, CT

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Providence, RI

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Auburn, WA

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Schenectady, NY

CALIFORNIA

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
San Rafael, CA

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Boulder, CO

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Seattle, WA

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Renton, WA

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