18th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers, Teaching Contemporary Global Issues
June 2015

Presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Duquesne University

Continuing Professional Education Credit available for this course through Allegheny Intermediate Unit, pending approval by the  Pennsylvania Department of Education

Graduate credit available through Duquesne University’s School of Education

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.

The Summer Institute for Teachers will:

  • help teachers to update their content knowledge, access resources necessary to prepare students for their futures, and create innovative lesson plans and curricula.

and will provide:

  • information on contemporary global issues
  • a framework for looking at international issues that reflects their highly complex and interrelated nature
  • additional resources which teachers can access to enhance existing curricula and to support 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 world affairs education

What is the Summer Institute for Teachers?

The Institute is a three-day workshop which consists of briefings from experts on contemporary world affairs, small group problem solving exercises, and lesson-planning sessions with direct application to your curriculum.

2014 topics

The 2014 workshops focused on a variety of global issues that included transnational threats, nuclear non-proliferation, rising powers, and regional studies such as South America or Central and Eastern Europe. 

Where will the Institute be held?

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Who can attend?

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

Why is the Institute relevant?

The world is changing rapidly and sifting through information is overwhelming.

This course will provide an update on important international issues, help you to develop a framework for critical thinking and problem-solving, and facilitate the creation of lesson plans and materials.

Questions?
Contact Emily Markham, Program Officer
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
Tel: 412-281-7027
Email: emily@worldpittsburgh,org

The 2014 Institute was made possible in part through generous support of the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation


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