Pre-conference Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in Contemporary World Issues

9:00 am — 1:00 pm
Washington State Council for the Social Studies Conference
Stevenson, WA

This workshop is currently full. Email us if you would like to be put on the waiting list.

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

Join us for a preconference workshop at the Washington State Council for Social Studies conference. Participants will be immersed in China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response, and examine parts of Climate Change and Questions of Justice. Both units are provided. Resources from the University of Washington’s East Asia Resource Center will also be provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these materials to specific classroom goals. The workshop will also highlight free resources on the Choices website.

Co-Sponsor: University of Washington's East Asia Resource Center
People talking in small groups

$50 before January 31
$75 after January 31
Workshop includes the two curriculum units: China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response, and Climate Change and Questions of Justice, breakfast, and a certificate of completion. Washington state teachers will receive four clock hours.


Current world issues, geography and other educators who address current events in the classroom are the main audience for this workshop. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and 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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