Other Workshops


June 30 - July 02, 2014

Great Decisions

Annually the Foreign Policy Association works to bring high school educators from across the U.S. to New York City to learn about current global affairs issues. We have a 3-day workshop from June 30-July 02, 2014 designed to allow select high school Social Science and History teachers to build professional skills for engaging students in key international policy decisions and global issues. During the 3 days, teachers will attend a series of discussions with experts in various international fields and have sessions with Master Teachers to design curriculum around the issues they have learned.

The program provides up to a $300 travel reimbursement, provides hotel accommodations**, and is a no-fee program. All teachers are supplied with a copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, DVD series, and Teacher's Guide.

This year the program will address the following issue areas:

  • Defense Technology
  • Israel and the U.S.
  • Turkey's Challenges
  • Islamic Awakening
  • Energy Independence
  • Food and Climate
  • China's Foreign Policy
  • U.S. Trade Policy

We believe this will provide a unique opportunity for high school social science educators to learn about global affairs issues to teach to their students. Below are more details outlining the Institute. Applications are due on Wednesday, May 07

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

WACA Engage America Speaker Series

Sponsored by Google, Freedom and Power in the Digital Age

The seminar will address more specific issues of how teachers can best leverage the tools of the new digital age to further their educational missions.

Dinner and two pd hours provided.

Location: Region 10- Abrams

March 28, 2015

Free ‘Education as a Human Right’ conference on March 28, 2015 at SMU for teachers and students. More information will be posted soon.

April 10, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Beyond Right and Wrong

Free film screening for students and teachers

Location: Pat May Center-HEB ISD- 1849 Central Drive, Building B, Bedford, TX 76022
(Park by football field- building is behind HEB Administration)

In the stillness after conflict, after the blood dries and the screams fade, the memory of violence transforms survivors into prisoners of their own pain. How do whole societies recover from devastating conflict? Can survivors live—converse, smile, and even laugh—beside someone who blinded them, killed their parents, or murdered their children? Can victims and perpetrators work together to rebuild their lives? This life-changing documentary explores the intersections of justice and forgiveness as survivors heal from these tragedies.

Only snacks provided- please eat dinner before attending.

Learn more  Register now  Large groups


Free Portrait of China workshop for teachers

China is on track to become the world's largest economy in the twenty-first century and is rapidly increasing its military strength. At the same time, the social, political, and economic forces of China's transition create uncertainty for the country's future. This curriculum unit explores the history of U.S. relations with China and prepares students to advocate different options for U.S. policy towards China in a simulation set in the U.S. Senate.

Event will be held in Addison on Nov. 16 from 9AM to 4 PM as part of WorldFest.

Lunch, materials, and 7 professional development hours will be provided.


The Committee for Teaching about the United Nations

Location: Southern Methodist University (SMU) – Hughes-Trigg Student Center

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Evening with Save the Children

McCord Auditorium 3rd floor, Dallas Hall, at SMU


Freedom Collection program for teachers

Region 10, Abrams Building, Pecan-Bluebonnet Combined Rooms, 904 Abrams Rd, Richardson, TX 75081

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