2014 Summer Institutes
Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century
Online orientation dates: Approximately 6 hours, completed between
June 23rd and July 15th
Course dates: July 21 - 25, 2014
Course time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
Follow-up session: October 2014
PDPs/Credits: 67.5 PDPs; 3 graduate credits
Fee: Partnership educators—no cost other than fee for 3 graduate credits; Non-partnership educators—$600 plus fee for 3 graduate credits
Educators are increasingly aware that the challenges of our changing world will require students to think and learn in new ways. In addition to teaching core academic content, our schools need to cultivate key skills: global awareness, critical thinking, media literacy, collaboration, intercultural communication, technological ability, and civic engagement. This course will explore the importance of such skills and will build a case for re-envisioning how we prepare students for an interconnected world. Participants will examine the global economy, the environment, health, social justice, and peace and conflict resolution. Interested participants should be willing to take on a leadership role in their districts and to be advocates for global education across disciplines and grade levels.
Open to all K-12 teachers and administrators
Partnership educators: Registration must be approved through your school district. Please get in touch with your school district's Primary Source contact person and let them know which program(s) you are interested in. Upon approval from your district, Primary Source will contact you with instructions for online registration.
Registration deadline is Friday, April 18, 2014.