Introductory Workshop

Teaching About Contested Issues in the Middle School: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Manahawkin Middle School
Manahawkin, NJ

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

This Choices Introductory Workshop Includes:

  • An introduction to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
  • An immersion in two Choices units: The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy and The American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion (provided); and
  • Strategies for using Choices materials to meet middle school classroom goals.
Hosted by Southern Regional School District, Manahawkin, NJ
Register $145Per Person
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Workshop includes the two curriculum units ($80 value), lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Districts may register 5 or more participants at a discount. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.


Although all educators are welcome, this workshop is specifically geared to middle school educators who teach History, geography, current issues, civics and other social studies courses.  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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