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Teaching Workshops

Social Studies Workshop: Political and Social Movements in an Era of Global Change

Southern Indiana Education Center
Jasper, IN
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, April 3, 2012

 

Wabash Valley Education Center
West Lafayette, IN
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, April 23, 2012

All interested middle and high school teachers are invited to take part in an exciting social studies workshop and opportunity for professional development to held this April on the topic of Political and Social Movements in an Era of Global Change.  In two workshops, held on April 03 in Jasper, IN and April 23 in West Lafayette, IN regional specialists from Indiana University - Bloomington's Title VI National Resource Area Studies Centers and teaching methods specialists will present content and lesson plans related to the theme of Political and Social Movements in an Era of Global Change.  The material and presentations covered will cover Social Studies Standards for Civics and Government, World History, and Geography.  Professional Growth Points are available for participation in this workshop, and the organizers will cover the cost of a substitute.

Workshop highlights will include:

- Expert regional knowledge provided by specialists on Russia and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Inner Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean

- The latest in methedological and instructional practices, along with a wealth of classroom-tested lesson plans

- Resources developed by Indiana University - Bloomington's nationally recognized area studies faculty

- A broad focus on the theme of Political and Social Movements in an Era of Global Change and its relation to Social Studies Standards.

To register for the Workshop, please follow the following links:

1) Tuesday, April 03, 09:00 AM EST - 03:00 PM EST.  http://www.siec.k12.in.us/workshops/.

2) Monday, April 23, 09:00 AM EST - 03:00 PM EST.   http://www.esc5.k12.in.us/.

For more information about this exciting workshop opportunity, please contast Arlene Benitez at abenitez@indiana.edu, 812 855 1270, or follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/IU-Area-Studies-Workshops/246635152078271.

Sponsored by Indiana University's Title VI Area Studies Centers, including the African Studies Program, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for the Study of the Middle East, the Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center, the Russian and East European Institute, and the Center for Social Studies and International Education.

Geography and History of the World Workshops

In conjunction with other area studies centers at Indiana University, the Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center conducts workshops to assist Indiana high school teachers with integrating course content consistent with Indiana's 2007 standards for the mandatory Geography and History of the World course.

Coordinated by Indiana University’s Center for Social Studies and International Education (CSSIE), these workshops are offered in collaboration with four other IU area studies centers:

  • Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center
  • African Studies Program
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • East Asian Studies Center
  • Russian and East European Institute

The workshops are free to participating teachers and materials in support of each presentation are made available free of charge. A curriculum specialist is also on hand to provide advice on translating workshop content into course modules. Interested teachers are eligible for funds to hire a substitute teacher for the day of the workshop. To attend a workshop in your area, contact: Jane Henson, Associate Director, IU Center for Social Studies and International Education (henson@indiana.edu) or call (812) 855-3838 /(800) 266-3815

Past Workshops:

Spring 2011

Citizenship, Globalization, and Human Rights:“One Union, Many Republics: Democracy and Governance in Central Asia”

April 15, 2011, Southern Indiana Education Center (Jasper, IN)
April 22, 2011, West Lafayette
May 3, 2011, Central Indiana Educational Service Center, Indianapolis

Fall 2010

Innovations and Revolutions: “Agricultural Revolution of the Amu Darya and the disappearance of the Aral Sea”

November 9, 2010, Wilson Education Center (Charlestown, Indiana)
November 16, 2010 Region 8 Education Center (Northeast Indiana)

Spring 2010

Innovations and Revolutions: “Agricultural Revolution of the Amu Darya and the disappearance of the Aral Sea”

April 13, 2010 Bloomington, IU Campus
May 11,2010, West Lafayette
May 25, 2010, Central Indiana Educational Service Center, Indianapolis

Fall 2009

“Conflict and Cooperation” (Standard 7)

December 2, 2009 Wednesday—School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington 9:00 am—3:30 pm
December 9, 2009 Wednesday—Wabash Valley Education Center, West Lafayette 9:00 am—3:30 pm

Spring 2009

“Conflict and Cooperation” (Standard 7)

April 11 - Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis, IN (open to IPS teachers only)
April 13 - Central Indiana Education Service Center, Indianapolis, IN (open to all teachers)
April 20 - Monroe County School Corporation, Bloomington, IN (open to all teachers)
May 1 - Fort Wayne Schools, Fort Wayne, IN (open to all teachers)
May 6 - Southern Indiana Education Center, Jasper, IN (open to all teachers)

Fall 2008

“States, Nations, and Nation-States” (Standard 10)

October 16 - Southern Indiana Education Center in Jasper, IN
November 6 - Indiana Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, IUPUI, in Indianapolis, IN
November 12 - Wilson Education Service Center in Charlestown, IN
December 3 - West Central Indiana Education Service Center in Greencastle, IN

Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI)

Indiana University
May 18-21, 2014

The Global Center recognizes that the responsibility of curriculum internationalization does not rest solely on the faculty nor on the administration; rather internationalization should be defined, reinforced, and supported through a dialogue among faculty and the administrators and staff who are responsible for fostering, encouraging, and implementing global learning and teaching on campuses. With this in mind, the Global Center hosted its first Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization on May 18-21, 2014. The Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization had specific tracks that emphasized particular areas of comprehensive internationalization.

More information the application can be found here.

ICCI 2014 Partners:

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning – IU Bloomington
  • International Programs
  • Indiana University Alumni Association
  • Area Studies Centers* – IU Bloomington
    • African Studies Program
    • Center for International Business Education and Research
    • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    • Center for the Study of the Middle East
    • East Asian Studies Center
    • Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
    • Institute of European Studies
    • Pan Asia Institute
    • Russian and East European Institute

* U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers

International Summer Studies Institute (ISSI)

Indiana University
July 7-15, 2010

What: U.S. teachers, grades 6 and up, join colleagues from around the world to explore the complex and interrelated topics of global food security, international trade and economics, and global migration issues. Teachers exchange views with international experts through a variety lectures, simulations, panels, and interactive communication technologies, as well as address methods for integrating global issues into their own classes. Special events include evening cultural experiences of film, food, and music. The program concludes with an international banquet.

Why: As a result of ever-increasing global interdependence and the extraordinary political, economic, social, and technological changes taking place throughout the world, the need for clear, innovative thinking about global issues has never been greater. With major programs for the study of all the major world regions, IU is uniquely qualified to offer international studies institutes of the highest quality.

Details: Teachers receive free resources on a memory stick, certification for professional education credits, and may elect to earn education graduate credits at in-state tuition rates. Participants are accepted on a first come, first served basis. A $200 registration/technology fee is required and covers all costs – see our website for further details.

Testimonials of previous ISSI participants:

  • "This was the best thing that ever happened to me. ISSI gave me my new love of the world and its people, their issues, cultures, and created in me the desire to make new friends…”
  • "This institute ranks at the top of my list."
  • “The program has literally reshaped my teaching career: [m]y Contemporary World Issues class is my heart and soul … [including] two teaching awards and a trip to teach in Armenia.“ - Unsolicited email in February 2009 from an Alumna of the 2001 program.

For more information: Visit the International Studies Summer Institute website: http://www.indiana.edu/~global/issi, or email issi@indiana.edu.