Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in Contested Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Tougaloo College
Jackson, MS

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

Participants will be completely immersed in Freedom Now: the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and examine parts of the Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate. Both units are provided.  Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals. The workshop will also highlight free resources on the Choices website.

Hosted by Tougaloo College.
Register $95Per Person
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Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.


History, geography, African-American Studies, Mississippi Studies, current issues, and other social studies educators are the main audience. 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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