Online Workshop Series

Using the Choices Program’s Current Issue Series: Building Student Engagement and Civic Literacy

4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Online Workshop Series
DETAILS

This online workshop series will take place over three Tuesdays. Each session will begin at 4 pm ET.

1 – Introduction to the Current Issues Series and Its Pedagogy for Promoting Civic Literacy
Tuesday, August 3, 4-5 pm ET
In this session, we will provide an overview of the Current Issues Series, discuss the pedagogy behind the series, and try out a few sample lessons. Sample lessons from the Climate Change and Questions of Justice unit and The U.S. Role in A Changing World unit will be provided.

2 – Creating a Successful Options Role Play and Deliberative Dialogue in the Classroom
Tuesday, August 10, 4-5 pm ET
What makes for a successful role play and discussion afterwards? We’ll walk through planning, conducting, and assessing stages of the role play, the ensuing deliberative discussion, and the creation of a personal option. Sample Role Play materials will be provided.

3 – Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy
Tuesday, August 17, 4-5 pm ET
What’s new in this newly revised Choices curriculum unit? Join us as we explore the readings, lessons, and videos, and consider ways to implement this unit in diverse classrooms. A print copy of the newly revised Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy unit is provided, as is a one-year individual Digital Editions license to the unit.

Register $45Per Person
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Cost: $45 for all three sessions. Participants will receive a print copy of the newly revised Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy unit as well as a one-year individual license to the Digital Editions format of the unit.

Sample lessons from the Climate Change and Questions of Justice unit and The U.S. Role in A Changing World unit and sample Role Play materials will also be provided.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for four hours. This reflects three hours online workshops and one hour of preparatory reading.

Curriculum coordinators or department chairs who attend all three sessions are eligible for a complimentary trial to the Current Issues Series in Digital Editions (trial expires November 1, 2021).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

All are welcome. Teachers who incorporate content on current issues, such as geography, contemporary world issues, global studies, and international relations are especially encouraged to attend.

WORKSHOP LEADER

Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Professional Development for the Choices Program. 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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