Global Studies Summer Institute: Bringing the World into the Classroom
The Global Studies Summer Institute (GSSI) is a three-day program for K-12 educators focused on contemporary global issues and their practical applications for the classroom. GSSI features informative presentations by global educators, university experts, and international affairs practitioners, and provides a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences integrating global education across the curriculum.
Each Institute offers area educators the opportunity to:
· Attend lectures and videoconferences with prominent experts on global issues
· Explore local connections to global themes
· Learn from teachers who are integrating global education in the classroom
· Receive an extensive collection of curricular and informational resources aligned with Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards
· Network with other educators interested in international issues
· Incorporate international awareness into professional development planning
· Deadline for Graduate Credit has passed
Upcoming Global Studies Summer Institute:
Education and Immigration:
Global to Local Connections in Teaching and Learning
July 26-28, 2006
Wisconsin's classrooms are increasingly connected to the world through their immigrant families. School districts of all sizes throughout the state now serve English Language Learner (ELL) students. These students speak over 90 languages, and come from countries across the globe. In this year?s Global Studies Summer Institute, we will discuss the socio-economic and political factors that motivate people to leave their countries, and the impacts their departure have on their countries of origin as well as the countries who receive them. Through presentations, discussions, and participation of local immigrants and refugees, we will learn how best to serve the foreign-born students in Wisconsin and explore how teaching about migration can provide an avenue for student learning about a range of global issues.
For more information, please contact Nicole Palasz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414 229-3312.