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18th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers – Teaching Contemporary Global Issues

Jun 16, 2015 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
SIT_mapPresented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Duquesne University

The 18th annual Summer Institute for Teachers will include the following opportunities for learning and discussion:

Online registration for this event is closed. For information about this event, please call Amiena Mahsoob, Director of Education, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh at 412-281-7973 or email amiena@worldpittsburgh,org.

Daily briefings on ISIS, global instability, human rights, genocide, and the responsibility to protect (R2P).

Experts include Thomas Sanderson, Director and Senior Fellow of the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Angela Bruce-Raeburn, of the Raeburn Consulting Group.

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Discussions with international business and nonprofit practitioners on preparing today’s youth for a 21st century global marketplace.Teacher-led sessions on resources and innovative teaching practices.

About the Summer Institute for Teachers
The Institute is a multi-day workshop which consists of briefings from experts on contemporary world affairs, small group activities, and lesson-planning sessions with direct application to your curriculum.

By attending the Summer Institute for Teachers, you will receive:

Information on contemporary global issues and a framework for looking at topics of a highly complex and interrelated nature.

Resources to enhance existing curricula to support a greater understanding of global issues throughout the academic year.

Methods of integrating new knowledge into lesson plans and other experience-based classroom activities designed to enhance the effectiveness of global education.

When is the Institute?
June 16 -17, 2015 (Tuesday – Wednesday)
8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.

Where will the Institute be held?
Canevin Hall, Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Who can attend?
Middle through high school teachers, administrators, and gifted education coordinators are invited to attend the Institute.

There is a registration fee for the Institute.

This fee helps cover the cost of materials and ACT 48 credit, as well as breakfast and lunch each day.

Resources
2015_Summer Institute for Teachers_Brochure

2015_Summer Institute for TeachersResource Packet

Register now
Online registration for this event is closed. For information about this event, please call Amiena Mahsoob, Director of Education, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh at 412-281-7973 or email amiena@worldpittsburgh,org.

This Institute is made possible in part through generous support of the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation

About the World Affairs Council
Established in 1931, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key contemporary international issues throughout Western Pennsylvania in an effort to increase the region’s global competence so that it can better compete and collaborate in the 21st century global environment.

Through its global education programs, the Council aims to prepare students throughout the region to succeed in an interdependent world, and provides content for educators and works with them to develop curricula on a range of global issues.

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