Global Updates From World View
March 2009

International Summer Opportunities for Educators and Students
Annual Edition

Global Education in NC

Kensington Elementary School Makes Global Learning Fun!

World View witnessed global education in action at Kensington Elementary School in Union County. All students at Kensington are learning exciting things about people and places all over the world. Classrooms have "adopted" countries of study and teachers are integrating learning about the people, places, cultures, history, events, and more about these countries across the curriculum. To read more about the global initiatives at Kensington and to see photographs, click here.

Kensington Elementary School principal, Rachel Clarke.

This annual issue of Global Updates highlights a sample of summer institutes or courses, international service learning and exchange opportunities, and international study tours for educators and a special section with a few opportunities for students

I. Summer Institutes, Courses & Conferences (US-based)

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition Summer Institutes
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has sponsored a summer institute program for second language teachers since 1996. CARLA summer institutes attract participants from around the globe including foreign language and ESL teachers at all levels of instruction, program administrators, and curriculum specialists. Twelve institutes will be offered in 2009. For more information visit: www.carla.umn.edu/institutes

International Studies Summer Institute 2009
This summer institute helps educators of grades six and above create internationally-themed lesson plans and apply their problem-solving skills to international issues. There will be many activities, such as international films, simulation games, and cultural entertainment. www.indiana.edu
Dates: June 21-27, 2009
Location: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Cost: $150 technology and registration fee includes lodging, meals, and transportation from the airport.

Living in a Nuclear Age: Facing the Challenges
This 4-day summer institute for secondary teachers will deepen understanding of nuclear weapons and their role in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. Participants will learn from leading scholars in the field as well as explore effective instructional strategies for engaging students in the topic. For more information visit: www.choices.edu/
Application deadline: April 17, 2009
Dates: July 7 - July 10, 2009
Location: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Cost: Fees, housing, and meals will all be covered. All participating teachers will receive curriculum materials from the Choices Program. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

Pearl Harbor: History, Memory, Memorial, The East-West Center
This workshop will provide historical and cultural context for understanding the Pearl Harbor attacks. Through hands-on sessions and conversations with leading U.S. and Japanese scholars, participants will explore issues of content and pedagogy in teaching Pearl Harbor. They will develop plans for collaborative projects and lesson plans that integrate materials from the workshop. Participants will also visit the Arizona Memorial and related sites and will have the unique opportunity to meet with Pearl Harbor survivors, WW II generation residents of Hawaii, and Japanese Americans who spent the wartime years in internment camps. The program is designed for middle and high school educators teaching humanities subjects but other K-12 educators are eligible to participate, subject to available space. For more information visit: www.eastwestcenter.org/
Application deadline: March 16, 2009
Dates: July 25-31 2009 and August 1-7, 2009 (same workshop offered twice)
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Cost: There is no fee for attending the workshop. Participants will receive a stipend of $750 to help cover ordinary living expenses (including lodging and meals), some books, and travel expenses to and from the workshop location. Additional travel supplements may also be available.

Seminar on Korean History & Culture and the Korean American Experience
This five-day seminar provides an understanding of Korean history, fosters an awareness of its rich culture, and makes available outstanding resources and lessons. Participants learn about Korea from prominent scholars, view engaging films, explore Koreatown, savor delicious food, visit a Buddhist temple, view exquisite art, hear the unique sounds of Korean music, and more. Participants also will learn about study and travel grants. For applications and more information, visit www.KoreaAcademy.org
Application deadline:
March 1, 2009
Dates:
August 3-6, 2009
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Cost: There is a registration deposit of $75. Ten fellowships (airfare, hotel stay, additional funds for meals) are available for teachers who live over 60 miles from the Los Angeles area. UCLA Extension credit is available with additional fees. 

Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
SEASSI is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals, held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Instruction is offered in the following languages:  Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese. Each language course is equivalent to two semesters of study, with full academic-year credit.  Instruction is given in small individualized groups. Visit seassi.wisc.edu for more information.
Application deadline: April 13, 2009
Dates:
June 15 - August 7, 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Cost: $3,000 (language instruction only)

Understanding and Teaching about Islam
Dar al Islam offers a free residential two-week long summer institute, primarily for secondary school teachers. The program covers the faith, civilization, and world-view of Islam through a study of primary texts and classical and later interpretations. The goal is to offer educators an opportunity to see how Islam works in the daily life of Muslims and to better understand the basic tenets of this fast growing faith in the US and the world. Graduate-level college credits available. www.daralislam.org
Application deadline: March 27, 2009
Dates: July 5 - 19, 2009
Location: Abiquiu, northern New Mexico
Cost: No registration costs, participants must pay for their own travel to Albuquerque. “Rustic” accommodations provided. There is a fee to earn college credits.

Yellowstone Ecology Institute, Educator of Excellence Institute, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Home to American bison, gray wolves, elk, moose, and grizzly bears, Yellowstone National Park is one of the premier wilderness areas in the world. Explore America's first national park and learn about the reintroduction of wolves, the role of fire in natural ecosystems, and other conservation issues facing both North Carolina and Yellowstone. This program is for NC educators of all grade levels with science as part of their teaching responsibility.  For more information and an application, visit: www.naturalsciences.org
Application deadline: March 13, 2009
Dates:
June 12 - 20, 2009 (plus additional pre- and post-trip sessions in Raleigh)
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
Cost: $600 includes roundtrip air transportation from Raleigh to Bozeman, MT, ground transportation, instruction, supplies, and lodging

Yale Summer Institutes: Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER)
The MacMillan Center of Yale University draws upon university resources to offer a summer institute series. 2009 PIER Summer Institutes include: The Teaching of Africa, Understanding Medvedev’s Russia, Latin America and the Cold War, and Health and Conflict in the Middle East. The PIER Conference “Innovative Approaches to Teaching World History and World Cultures” concludes the institute schedule. For more information visit: www.yale.edu/macmillan/pier/institutes.htm
Application deadline: June 1, 2009
Dates: Institutes July 5 - 19, 2009; PIER Conference July 15-17
Location: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Several Institutes will also spend days in New York City or Washington, D.C.
Cost: $250 covers Summer Institute registration, books, materials and registration for the PIER Conference. The PIER Conference registration for those not attending a Summer Institute is $150. Various housing plans are available at an additional cost.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes
Each year the NEH’s Division of Education Programs offers full-time teachers in any American K-12 school opportunities to study humanities topics in a variety of summer seminars and institutes. The principle goal is to engage teachers in studies of the humanities through reading, discussion, writing, and reflection. Seminars and institutes focus on thirty-one themes from history, literature, and world cultures. For more information visit: www.neh.gov/
Application deadline: March 2, 2009
Dates: lengths and dates vary within June 21 – August 6, 2009
Location: various locations in the U.S. and abroad
Cost: The price of seminars and institutes vary. All teachers selected to participate will receive a fixed stipend based on the length of the seminar to cover travel, research, and living expenses.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Seminars for Teachers
These weeklong summer seminars provide intellectual development as well as a context for developing classroom resources and strategies. The Institute offers thirty-eight different seminars from “Everyday Life in Early America” to “The Global Lincoln” and “U.S.-China Relations”. Visit www.gilderlehrman.org for more information.
Application deadline: February 17, 2009
Dates:
weeklong seminars occur June 28 – August 7, 2009
Location: various locations in the U.S., the U.K., and Africa
Cost: The Gilder Lehrman Institute covers all books, room, and board as well as providing a $400 (U.S.) or $500 (abroad) stipend. Participants cover all other travel and personal expenses.

National Humanities Center: “Becoming Modern: America, 1918-1929”
This summer institute for high school teachers of history, literature, and art will explore immigration, prohibition, radicalism, changing moral standards, and evolution through history, literature and art. Participants and National Humanities Center staff will collaborate to create an online resource for the center’s Toolbox Library. For more information see: nationalhumanitiescenter.org
Application deadline: March 6, 2009
Dates: June 21 – July 3, 2009
Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Cost: The center covers costs of travel and room and board. Participants receive a $1,000 stipend.

Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, Effective Foreign Language Learning
In this course educators will learn how to orchestrate a classroom environment where all students learn to speak a new language successfully and joyfully. Instructor Svetlana Yokum incorporates brain research and learning style information to enhance all students’ memory retention and eliminate learning blocks. For more information see the box to the right and visit: www.unc.edu/ccee/
Dates: June 18 – 19, 2009; August 4 -5, 2009; follow-up session August 6, 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Cost: Workshops are $100, $80 for early registration. Follow-up session is $50, $40 early registration. Cost includes lunch and materials.

II. Service Learning, Volunteer & Exchange Opportunities

Cross-Cultural Solutions
Cross-Cultural Solutions’ flexible international volunteer programs offer the opportunity to come face-to-face with global issues and become part of productive solutions. They have developed partnerships with social service pioneers in a number of host countries and sponsor projects that focus on health care, education, and social development. Volunteer Abroad participants can choose from almost 200 start dates and from 12 countries. www.crossculturalsolutions.org
Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
Cost: $1,765 – and higher (excludes travel to and from the site)

Earthwatch Institute
Earthwatch expeditions allow participants to work side-by-side with leading scientists on ongoing research projects worldwide. Fellowships are awarded through a competitive application process to elementary, middle, and high school educators and administrators. www.earthwatch.org
Duration: varies
Cost: $650 - $5,050 (excludes travel to and from the site; sponsorship available)

Global Educators Program
The Global Educators Program is designed to provide educators with 3 or 4 week, team-teaching experiences in sites around the world. The program has placed over 500 educators in "host schools" in over 50 countries. Each participant chooses the location to which s/he will travel and designs a personalized Professional Development Plan to meet his/her specific needs and interests. In addition to the international teaching experience, participants earn graduate credits by selecting from options that include participation in conferences and workshops, designing 'globalized' curriculum and/or comparative research projects; and developing collaborative telecommunications project work between home and host school students and teachers. Course is open to pre-K through post-secondary educators, all subject and content areas, including administration, special needs, counseling, vocational education, etc. Applications accepted through mid-March. For further information visit www.global-links.org/
Duration: 3 or 4 weeks
Cost: varies depending on site

Global Volunteer Network
The Global Volunteer Network offers volunteer opportunities in community projects throughout the world. They currently provide volunteer programs in Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Honduras, India, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam. www.volunteer.org.nz
Duration: most programs are 2 - 12 weeks
Cost: varies depending on country of program and length of stay.

Global Volunteers
Global Volunteers places volunteers in 150 programs in 20 countries, including the United States. Teams of volunteers live and work together with local people on human and economic development projects. www.globalvolunteers.org
Duration: 1 - 3 weeks
Cost: $50-$3,000+

Habitat for Humanity: Global Village Program
Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village trips allows participants a unique opportunity to become active partners with people of another culture. Team members work alongside members of the host country to build homes in impoverished areas. www.habitat.org/gv
Duration: 9 - 14 days
Cost: $1,200 - $3,200 (includes room and board, travel insurance, in country transportation, and a donation to the project)

Uruguay Summer Teacher Program
Selected U.S. elementary school teachers and administrators proficient in Spanish will share teaching methodologies and best practices with colleagues in Uruguay. Experience includes a one-week orientation and two weeks at one of the country’s 109 “full-time schools” whose students represent the poorest Uruguayan households. For more information visit: www.fulbrightexchanges.org/
Application deadline: March 30, 2009
Dates: July 20 - August 9, 2009
Cost:  Teachers selected to participate will receive a per diem, a housing allowance, round-trip economy airfare, health insurance, and reimbursement of visa fee.

Operations Crossroads Africa
Operations Crossroads Africa is a cross-cultural exchange program offering seven-week volunteer opportunities in various African countries. All projects are community-initiated, so participants will live and work with hosts who have designed the project. Projects fall into five categories: community construction/development, women in development, agriculture/reforestation, community medical or health outreach, and education/training projects. operationcrossroadsafrica.org
Duration/Dates: 7 weeks / June 15 - August 10, 2009
Cost: $3,800 (includes airfare, in country travel, room and board, materials)

Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad has many volunteer programs for both educators and students (16 and over). Programs are in teaching, care and community, medicine, conservation, business, journalism, veterinary medicine, physiotherapy, animal care, IT projects, sports, law, Nomad projects, Inca projects, Khmer projects, Spanish, French, and Russian. Programs are currently available in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific. www.projects-abroad.org
Duration: Most placements are from 2 weeks to 6 months, year round
Cost: $1,795-$5,000+ (includes housing, meals, medical and travel insurance, and program. Travel to site is not included)

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
The Ambassadorial Scholarships program sponsors several types of scholarships for individual study terms ranging from three months to two years abroad. Qualified professionals can apply through their local rotary clubs. While abroad, scholars give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with local Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries. www.rotary.org/
Duration:
varies
Cost: none

Service Civil International Voluntary Service
Service Civil International is a non-profit network for voluntary service promoting global tolerance and understanding through grassroots community service in 50 countries. Its work camp service visits require less out-of-pocket cost, but are somewhat more rustic – often requiring volunteers to bring sleeping bags and tents. Participants must be willing to live, work, and cook together with others from different backgrounds and cultures. www.sci-ivs.org
Duration: 2 - 3 weeks
Cost: $235 for overseas camps and $100 for US camps (excludes travel to and from the site)

WorldTeach at the Center for International Development
WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based at Harvard University which provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries. In addition to year-long programs, World Teach also offers summer service programs in Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Namibia, Poland, and South Africa. www.worldteach.org
Duration: 2 months
Cost: $3,990-$4,460 (includes airfare)

III. Study Tours

Contemporary Russia: A Summer Area Studies Program in Moscow, Russia
This program is open to US Elementary and Secondary school teachers, sponsored by the American Councils for International Education. No prior knowledge of Russian required and significant financial aid is available. Educators may qualify to earn academic credit from Bryn Mawr College. For more information visit: www.acrussiaabroad.org/
Dates:
June 23 – July 28, 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Cost: $7,200 includes roundtrip air transportation from Washington, D.C., tuition and fees, housing, accident and illness insurance, and cultural excursions. Some scholarships are available.

Ecuador Culture and Ecology Institute, NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Heifer International
Explore the connections between environmental sustainability and poverty during the third year of this special collaboration between the Museum and Heifer International (www.heifer.org). Experience and learn about South American ecosystems and the people who live and work in them. Participants will visit several Heifer International projects which focus on helping impoverished families move from poverty toward self-reliance. This program is for North Carolina educators of all grade levels with science as part of their teaching responsibility and is open only to applicants who have participated in at least one prior Educators of Excellence Institute. For more information and an application, visit: www.naturalsciences.org
Application deadline: March 13, 2009
Dates:
June 23 – July 2, 2009 (plus additional pre- and post-trip sessions in Raleigh)
Location: Ecuador, South America
Cost: $850 includes roundtrip air transportation from Raleigh to Quito, Ecuador, ground transportation, instruction, lodging, and most meals.

GEEO Travel Opportunities for Educators
GEEO is a non-profit organization created to help and encourage educators to travel abroad in order to bring their experiences back into the classroom and create a more outward-looking next generation of Americans. In the summer of 2009, GEEO will be leading educator trips to Tunisia, Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, and India. These trips are customized to include activities that will be particularly interesting to teachers, including school visits. Detailed information about each trip including itineraries, travel dates, and more can be found at www.geeo.org under "Our Travel Programs".

Augsburg College Center for Global Education Travel Seminars
The Center for Global Education will host summer travel seminars to Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Trips explore themes from “Education for Global Citizenship” to “Guatemala: Decolonizing the Mind.” Application deadlines, cost, and schedule vary. For more information visit: www.augsburg.edu/

Travel and Teach: Cambodia or Indonesia, The East-West Center 
This unique program offers US K12 teachers the opportunity to develop meaningful real-life connections to the cultures, religions, economy, ecologies, and more through experiential professional learning, enriched by one-on-one interactions with people in local communities. The 2009 “Travel and Teach” itinerary provides knowledge-enhanced immersion experiences in Cambodia and Indonesia. For more information visit: www.eastwestcenter.org
Application deadline:
March 1, 2009
Dates: Cambodia July 1 - 18, 2009, Indonesia July 8 – 25, 2009
Cost: $1,600 (Includes lodging and most meals, host family and school honoraria, guides, site visits. Excludes airfare.)  

Tropical Ecology Institute, Educator of Excellence Institute, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Learn firsthand about surprising similarities between the tropics and your own backyard. Discover exotic species of birds, butterflies, arthropods, and other animals unique to the tropics. On this nine-day adventure, educators from North Carolina and Belize will explore the Cockscomb Basin rain forest, Mayan ruins, and a coral reef, with in-depth information provided by Museum naturalists. This program is for North Carolina educators of all grade levels with science as part of their teaching responsibility.  For more information and an application, visit: www.naturalsciences.org
Application deadline: March 13, 2009
Dates:
July 21 - 29, 2009 (plus additional pre- and post-trip sessions in Raleigh)
Location: Belize, Central America
Cost: $850 includes roundtrip air transportation from NC to Belize, ground transportation, instruction, supplies, lodging, and meals.

India Summer Teacher Program for English, Math, or Science Teachers
This educational seminar is designed to improve mutual understanding among teachers, administrators, schools, and communities in the U.S. and India. The American Councils for International Education’s program includes an orientation in Washington DC, as well as an orientation in New Delhi prior to the seminar. The program will focus on global issues, culture, and education content and methodology. For more information visit: www.americancouncils.org
Application deadline:
February 28, 2009
Dates: July 6, 2009 – August 14, 2009
Location: Washington DC and New Delhi
Cost: All travel and program expenses are covered.

Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad
These programs provide short-term seminars for elementary or high school educators in the social sciences and humanities. Participants will improve their knowledge of the people and cultures of the country they visit through a combined academic and cultural experience. Programs are made available through interagency agreements and bi-national organizations. For more information visit: www.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/
Application deadline:
September 12, 2008
Dates: dates vary according to location
Location: India, Mexico, New Zealand and Mongolia, China, Poland, or Turkey
Cost: Airfare, room and board, in-country travel, and fees are covered by the program. Participants are responsible for a “cost share” which usually totals $400.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Seminars for Teachers
These weeklong summer seminars provide intellectual development as well as a context for developing classroom resources and strategies. The Institute offers thirty-eight different seminars from “Everyday Life in Early America” to “The Global Lincoln” and “U.S.-China Relations”. Visit www.gilderlehrman.org for more information.
Application deadline: February 17, 2009
Dates:
weeklong seminars occur June 28 – August 7, 2009
Location: various locations in the U.S., the U.K., and Africa
Cost: The Gilder Lehrman Institute covers all books, room, and board as well as providing a $400 (U.S.) or $500 (abroad) stipend. Participants cover all other travel and personal expenses.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes
Each year the NEH’s Division of Education Programs offers full-time teachers in any American K-12 school opportunities to study humanities topics in a variety of summer seminars and institutes. The principle goal is to engage teachers in studies of the humanities through reading, discussion, writing, and reflection. Seminars and institutes focus on thirty-one themes from history, literature, and world cultures. For more information visit: www.neh.gov
Application deadline: March 2, 2009
Dates: lengths and dates vary within June 21 – August 6, 2009
Location: various locations in the U.S. and abroad
Cost: The price of seminars and institutes vary. All teachers selected to participate will receive a fixed stipend based on the length of the seminar to cover travel, research, and living expenses.

IV: Student Opportunities

Challenge: TOMORROW
Challenge: TOMORROW leads students ages 12-16 through a 21 day summer program that provides Chinese cultural perspective, Mandarin language instruction, leadership skill development, team building, problem solving skills, and sustainable relationship development opportunities. This program includes an extensive pre-travel preparation study and post-travel support activities. For more information go to: www.globalinteractions.org

Civic Education Project, Middle and High School Summer Student Programs
The Civic Education Project (CEP), a leadership and citizenship program at Northwestern University, offers an intensive three-week service-learning course for 7th-12th graders during the summer.  CEP programs explore complex social issues through academic study, meaningful service work, and meetings with community leaders. Youth will learn how to apply their skills and abilities to pressing social issues in their own communities.  This year, CEP will offer programs in Baltimore, MD; Evanston, IL; Chicago, IL; and San Francisco, CA covering a wide variety of topics including poverty, homelessness, education, public health, law, politics, leadership, and social change.   www.ctd.northwestern.edu/cep/

National Geographic Student Expeditions
National Geographic Student Expeditions, designed for high school students, offer active, hands-on expeditions combining education and adventure. Students projects allow them to focus on a particular area of interest—photography, writing, culture, or conservation, while spending three weeks exploring fascinating places like Costa Rica, Peru, Tanzania, China, India, Belize, or Spain. To learn more visit: ngstudentexpeditions.com/

Partnership for Youth: The Politics of Power in Cambodia, The East-West Center
A travel study program in Cambodia offers experiential learning in Cambodia as well as a hands-on opportunity to develop leadership and media literacy skills, personal growth, and cross-cultural relationship building. More information available at: www.eastwestcenter.org
Dates: June 28 – July 23, 2009
Location:
Cambodia

Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Exchange is open to young people ages 15-25 worldwide. Youth serve as ambassadors of American culture, while living in a new country and meeting new friends. Short and long term exchanges are available. For more information visit: www.rotary.org/

Columbia University Pre-college Summer High School Program
The School of Continuing Education at Columbia University offers students entering 11th or 12th grade in fall 2009 the opportunity to experience college life while living in a foreign city. Students will broaden their world view through one of two vigorous academic programs: “The Barcelona Experience” or “Culture and History: Understanding the Arab World.” For more information visit: www.ce.columbia.edu/hs

Learn Chinese in Chongqing, China, Summer 2009
A summer Chinese language program for 30 American high school students will be offered during the month of July in Chongqing, China by the QSI International School of Chongqing and Chongqing Tsinghua High School. For more information please contact Roy Douthitt at: douthirl@yahoo.com or roy-douthitt@qsi.org
Dates: July 2009
Location: Chongqing, China
Cost: $1,600 plus airfare

Global Education in NC

Kensington Elementary School Makes Global Learning Fun!

World View witnessed global education in action at Kensington Elementary School in Union County. All students at Kensington are learning exciting things about people and places all over the world. Classrooms have "adopted" countries of study and teachers are integrating learning about the people, places, cultures, history, events, and more about these countries across the curriculum. Principal Rachel Clarke encourages teachers to infuse global themes and activities at all grade levels and to include service learning projects as well. Kensington Elementary has initiated a year long, school-wide project of collecting box tops and milk caps. As classes collect box tops and milk caps, they can travel virtually throughout the world and earn prizes.

World View is proud to call Kensington Elementary and Union County Schools a partner in Global Education!

Kensington Elementary first and second graders learn about Australia.

 
Fourth graders at Kensington Elementary are collecting postcards from around the world.
 
All grades are participating in the Box Tops Go Global project at Kensington!

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World View's
Latin America and North Carolina
Seminar
March 24-25, 2009
Registration Still Open

Co-sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-CH and Duke & The Jack and Mary McCall Foundation, this seminar offers insights into Latin America and support for K-12 and community college educators facing the challenges and opportunities of our growing immigrant student population. Help your Hispanic and Latino students succeed in school by learning more about Latin America, critical issues facing Latino students, and new teaching strategies to support students and their families. This program will offer sessions of interest and value to all educators, K-12 and community college, teaching in all disciplines.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Featured Speakers:

ARIEL DORFMAN
Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist, and human rights activist. Born in Argentina, Dr. Dorfman’s family moved to the United States shortly after his birth, and then settled in Chile in 1954. Forced into exile following the Chilean military coup of 1973, he has divided his time between Santiago and the U.S. once the restoration of democracy was established in his homeland in 1990. Dr. Dorfman has written often of the horrors of tyranny and, in later works, the trials of exile.  Dr. Dorfman will speak on will speak on Chile and give us a perspective of North Carolina as seen from the Deep South.

JOCELYN OLCOTT
Jocelyn Olcott is the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of History at Duke University. She authored Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico and was the co-editor of Sex in Revolution: Gender, Politics, and Power in Modern Mexico. She is currently working on a book on the 1975 UN International Women's Year Conference in Mexico City as well as a longer-term project on the relationship between development policies and conceptions of motherhood in the twentieth century. Dr. Olcott will kick-off our program talking about U.S.-Latin America relations and the Colossus to the North.

LAURENT DUBOIS
Laurent M. Dubois was the lead historical consultant to the recently released PBS documentary Egalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution.  Having just completed his book Scoring Spirits: The Empire of French Soccer and a reader entitled Origins of the Black Atlantic, he is now focusing his research on a book on the history of the banjo, for which he received fellowships from both the National Humanities Center and the Guggenheim.  Dr. Dubois will present a session on Egalité for All: The Haitian Revolution.

JORGE ZEBALLOS
Jorge Zeballos was born in Washington, D.C. but grew up in Lima, Peru. Currently Mr. Zeballos serves as the International Student Advisor and Latino Community Coordinator at Guilford College, and also an independent diversity consultant. He has facilitated workshops on diversity and has been a keynote speaker at various national and international diversity conferences across the country.  Mr. Zeballos has worked to empower the Latino community by serving on various boards, committees, and organizations. Mr. Zeballos will address the much discussed issues of exploring myths and the racial identity of Latinas and Latinos.

Small Group Session Highlights:
Understand Latin America by Learning about:
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Cuba
  • Haiti
  • Honduras

Best Practice and Educator Resource Sessions on:

  • Integrating “ Latin America” into the Curriculum
  • ESL Strategies
  • Engaging Latino Youth
  • Access to Higher Education for Undocumented Students
  • Understanding and Discussing Immigration
  • Parents as Partners
  • School Partnerships with Mexico’s Schools
  • Drop-out Issues and Helping Youth Stay and Succeed in School
  • and more!
Short descriptions of concurrent break-out sessions, 17 sessions in all, are available on the program website.

Cost (North Carolina Educators): Registration is $150 per person.  A team of 4 is $500 (save $100).  A team is comprised of 4 or more individuals from a school, college, or district.  Only $125 for each additional team member per seminar.

Cost (Out-of-State Educators): Registration is $250 per person.

 REGISTER A TEAM AND SAVE!
PROGRAM, REGISTRATION, & HOTEL INFORMATION AT www.unc.edu/world OR please call 919/962-9264.

 

World View's ThinkGlobal
Winter 2009 Edition now online!

Highlights include:

  • Global Learning in Alexander County
  • Fall Program Wrap Up
  • Spring Programs: What's Ahead
  • Indonesian Educators Visit Terry Sanford High in Cumberland Co
  • Caldwell Community College Program
  • Global Ed in Iredell-Statesville Schools

Read the full newsletter online today! www.unc.edu/world/newsletter.pdf

 

The Handbook for Educators Who Work with Children of
Mexican Origin

Request your free CD today!

This educators’ manual describes the educational background of Mexican-born children and their American-born siblings, the Mexican educational system, the geography and history of Mexico, cultural differences between Mexico and the United States, and Mexican customs and traditions.  The project is a collaboration between UNC's Center for Global Initiatives and School of Education. The funding for the current Fourth edition comes from the Title VI National Resource Center Program of the U.S. Department of Education's International Education Programs Service.

To request your copy of this free CD, please click here. For questions or comments, please contact Tripp Tuttle (tripp.tuttle@unc.edu or +1 919 962.3094).

 

Effective Foreign Language Learning

June 18 & 19, 2009
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(New Cohort)
OR
August 4 & 5, 2009
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(New Cohort)

Carolina Center for Educational Excellence
UNC at Chapel Hill

Participants will learn to:

  • Orchestrate a classroom environment where all students learn to speak a new language successfully and joyfully
  • Incorporate findings from newest brain research
  • Enhance all students' memory and retention with the help of powerful learning tools
  • Address students' many different learning styles
  • Eliminate students' learning blocks so that they reach their potential
  • Incorporate classical music, art, storytelling, drama, and singing into your classroom as well as some simple cross-lateral exercises to enhance students' focus and attention.

CEUs:   1.0 license renewal credits

Cost:    $80 (early registration, check received before May 2 for Early Summer or June 20 for Late Summer), $100 (check received after May 2 / June 20) [lunch will be provided]

Follow Up Workshop
August 6, 2009, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Former Participants)
This day is a follow up to former workshops with Svetlana as well as an addition to the previous two days in August 2009. It will be beneficial to all teachers who already attended a training with Svetlana.

CEUs:   0.5 license renewal credits

Cost:    $40 (early registration, check received before June 20), $50 (check received after June 20) [lunch will be provided]

To register please go to: www.unc.edu/ccee

The Instructor
Svetlana Yokum
is a Senior Faculty member of the Institute for Accelerated Learning, Teaching and Research (IALTR) and a German Instructor at Durham Technical Community College. Ms. Yokum has conducted many workshops on Accelerated Learning, Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, the Use of Visuals and Music in the Classroom, Storytelling, and Games for Language Classrooms. She has also taught at the Goethe Institute and the Accelerated Language Program at the University of Houston. Ms. Yokum has her BA in German and English from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and her MA from Rice University in Houston.

 

New Website for Teaching Culture!

CulturallyTeaching

www.culturallyteaching.com

Have you ever wondered what schools in other countries are like? Do you find yourself wanting to know more about “culture”? Are you looking for resources you can use in your classroom?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this new blog is for you!

The topics on CulturallyTeaching.com generally fall into one of these categories:

  • School Culture
    Discover what schools around the world are like.
  • Reflections
    Read personal stories from teachers around the world.
  • Culture School
    Explore how culture influences you in and out of the classroom. Learn how improve your intercultural interactions.
  • Resources & Activities
    Find stuff you can use with your students.
  • Photos
    Shouldn’t have to explain this one, right?
 

American Foreign Service Association
National High School Essay Contest

The American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest is open to all high school students whose parents are not in the United States Foreign Service. You do not need to be an American Citizen to enter this contest. The winner will receive $2500 and a trip to Washington, DC with three members of their family. The winner's school will also receive $500.

In 750 to 1,000 words, discuss the following topic: Analyze and explain what you think will be the challenges facing the American Foreign Service in the 21st century. This is a research paper and sources must be documented.
Deadline is April 15, 2009.


For more information: www.afsa.org/essaycontest/

 

K-12 Curriculum Development

www.k12curriculumdevelopment.com 

New website/blog for curriculum developers, teachers, administrators and others interested in K-12 Curriculum Development! 

This web site addresses curriculum alignment, curriculum theory, curriculum mapping, unpacking curriculum standards, types of curriculum and other topics which K-12 educators address while planning, implementing, revising and sustaining curriculum in an effort to improve student understanding and achievement.

Take a look at this exciting new site!

 

Vincent Mantsoe
South African master dancer/choreographer
March 21, 2009 at 8 pm
March 22, 2009 at 3 pm
Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, NC

Born in Soweto, South Africa, Vincent Mantsoe--who the New York Times 
describes as "brilliantly fluid and mesmerizingly quick-footed"-- fuses the secular with the sacred, synthesizing the gumboot dancing 
of South African miners, the club dances he grew up imitating, and traditional African dance forms, including the ritual dancing of South African sangomas--a form Mantsoe learned from his family, which includes generations of sangomas, South Africa’s traditional practitioners of herbal medicine, divination, and counseling. The result has been work the New York Times says highlights “joyous bodies in motion.”


Take advantage of a special student discount: $10 tickets to all students.  Also, purchase ten or more tickets and receive a $2 discount off each 
ticket when purchased at the same time. For more information or to 
purchase tickets, visit dukeperformances.org or
call 919-684-4444.  You can also purchase tickets in person at the Bryan Center Box Office, located on Duke University's West Campus.


Mantsoe will also be conducting a masterclass at Hayti Heritage 
Center on Monday, March 23, from 6:30 to 8 pm. The masterclass will 
introduce participants to Mantsoe’s technique which he calls "Afro-
Fusion." Cost for the masterclass is $5, and reservations can be made 
by e-mailing hayti@hayti.org or calling 683-1709.