Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Oakland Schools
Waterford, MI

Registration is closed.

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

Participants will be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested issues and exploring multiple perspectives.

Teachers will be immersed in Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate unit and will examine parts of The U.S. Role in a Changing World unit (provided). We will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals.

Participants will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues in social studies education from across the state.

Hosted by Oakland Schools
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Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion.

Partial scholarships are available for preservice teachers and multiple registrations from the same district.


U.S. History, Current Issues and Geography teachers 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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Kristine Frailing

Choices Teaching Fellow
Kristine Frailing is a 20 year veteran teacher from south Florida and is currently residing in Tennessee where she is a Board Member on the Tennessee Council for the Social Studies. She taught four advanced placement courses for College Board and is a reader for the AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam. She is the 2012 Social Studies Teacher of the Year for Broward County, FL. Kristine has been conducting workshops for Choices for five years and is dedicated to providing professional development and resources to teachers around the country.
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