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 the Study of Immigration and Refugees with Model U.N and the Choices Program
9:00 am — 3:00 pm Becker College
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;
- A complete immersion in Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate and The UNAGB’s Diplomacy for Classrooms: Perspective Taking, Negotiation, and Consensus Building (provided); and
- An exploration of ways to use Choices materials to meet local standards or classroom goals.
Register $145Per Person
Workshop includes two 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 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.