Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in Contested Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
St. Michael’s College
Colchester, VT

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

Participants will be completely immersed in The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy, and will also examine parts of the Freedom Now: the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. 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.

Co-Sponsored by The Vermont Alliance for Social Studies (VASS) and St. Michael’s College.
Register $145Per Person
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$95 Before January 31

$145 After January 31

Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion. Partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Districts may register 5 or more participants at a discount. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.


History, geography, government, current issues, AP, IB, civics and other social studies educators 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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