Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Elms College
Chicopee, MA
DETAILS

Led by a local Teaching Fellow or a Choices staff member, introductory workshops are designed to introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and approach. The program fee generally includes lunch and two Choices units explored during the day.

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

Each Choices Introductory Workshop Includes:

  • An introduction to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international Issues;
  • A complete immersion in two Choices units (provided); and
  • An exploration of ways to use Choices materials to meet local standards or classroom goals.
Sponsored by the Choices Program and the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance. Co-sponsored by the Teachers Program for Global Studies, Elms College.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

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.

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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