Students explore the history of immigration to the United States and recent U.S. policy as they consider the complexities of the U.S. immigration debate and prepare to articulate their own views about this issue.
Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach
8:30 am — 3:00 pm Cordova
Our workshops are participatory, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!
This workshop includes:
- An introduction to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international Issues;
- Examine and work with the Choices units: Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate (provided); and
- An exploration of ways to use Choices materials to meet local standards or classroom goals.
Register $145Per Person
Workshop includes two curriculum 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.
Choices Teaching Fellow
Kristine Frailing is a 20 year veteran teacher from south Florida and is currently residing in Tennessee where she is a Board Member on the Tennessee Council for the Social Studies. She taught four advanced placement courses for College Board and is a reader for the AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam. She is the 2012 Social Studies Teacher of the Year for Broward County, FL. Kristine has been conducting workshops for Choices for five years and is dedicated to providing professional development and resources to teachers around the country.