Introductory Workshop

Teaching and Engaging Students in the World Around Them: The Choices Program’s Current Issues Series

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Renton WA

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.

This introductory workshop will provide an overview of the Choices Program’s Current Issues Series, with a focus on the Climate Change and Questions of Justice unit and the Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy unit.

NOTE: This workshop will begin at 8:30 am PT. It will take place at the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) office, 800 Oakesdale Ave. SW, Renton, WA.

Register $145Per Person

Registration fee: $145. All participants will receive a print copy of the Climate Change unit and the Terrorism unit, as well as a one-year Digital Editions license for both units. Coffee, lunch, and a certificate of completion will also be provided.

If you would like to pay for this workshop with a Purchase Order, please contact our office at 401-863-3155 or


Teachers of Washington State’s Current World Issues course, geography, or any course that engages secondary students in current global issues will find this program beneficial.

Student teachers, pre-service teachers, and classroom teachers in their first year of teaching history or a social studies elective may be able to attend the session for free. Please email for details.


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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