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GREAT Upcoming Opportunities outside the Council >>


  1. Free World Language (Hindi) event for teachers, students and administrators
  2. Thanksgiving Square’s Expressions of Gratitude Art, Essay and Dance Contest
  3. Educator Block Party
  4. 2014 Save the Children Run
  5. Region 10 in Richardson has several upcoming workshops in September and October
  6. Texas Council for the Social Studies conference
  7. CFR Backgrounders series
  8. Are you working on curriculum development?
  9. Our Little Earth is an international newspaper for kids
  10. Tufts Global Leadership program for high schools
  11. Classroom connections around the world
  12. Global Photojournalism Project
  13. Economic education
  14. Global Citizen Year 2015
  15. Geography & It's Where It's At
  16. Earth Science Classes
  17. The New Geo-Educator Community from National Geographic
  18. Japan In a Suitcase Program
  19. Ayusa high school exchange program through Deptartment of State
  20. NEW FREE ISIS lesson from Brown University’s Choices Program
 

GREAT upcoming opportunities outside the Council

1. Free World Language (Hindi) event for teachers, students and administrators

Date: Saturday, October 4

In the US, exciting new developments over the last few years include the increasing availability of Hindi courses in the K-12 sector and in the International Baccalaureate curriculum, the great success of STARTALK, the broadening and professionalization of Hindi language teaching in major universities, and the establishment of the Hindi Urdu Flagship (as part of a national Language Flagship) at the University of Texas at Austin. These institutions will all be represented at this event and can help you start this program in your district.

2. Thanksgiving Square’s Expressions of Gratitude Art, Essay and Dance Contest

The 2014 Theme is “I am thankful for the golden rule”. Cash prizes for teachers and students! Open to k-12 grades.

3. Educator Block Party

Date: Thursday, October 9, at 4:00 PM

Educator Block Party brought to you by the Informal Educators of Dallas County from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM on October 9th in Dallas. Dozens of local groups to help you plan your school year. WAC will be there with a booth too!

4. 2014 Save the Children Run

Date: Friday, October 17

Join other race teams from across the country to run a total of 5,000 miles to help children in the world’s toughest places not only survive but also thrive. Join October 17th for the Global Run for Kids or pick a time that works best for you.

5. Region 10 in Richardson has several upcoming workshops in September and October

 

6. Texas Council for the Social Studies conference

Date: Sunday, October 12, at Noon - Sunday, November 2

Location: Moody Gardens, Galveston, TX

Registration is now open for the Texas Council for the Social Studies conference at Moody Gardens in Galveston. This is a great opportunity to hear a variety of presentations and to network with fellow social studies educators.

7. CFR Backgrounders series

The Council on Foreign Relations has launched a new portal to house one of its most popular resources—the CFR Backgrounders series. "Backgrounders provide smart, authoritative histories and summaries in a concise, accessible format," writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.

Enhanced with images, graphs, and video, these primers on pressing global issues can now be filtered by region, issue, most recent, and curated series.

8. Are you working on curriculum development?

Don't forget to call TAGE. TAGE is a collaborative effort between university professors, K-12 teachers, and community members to support K-12 geography education. In other words, we're here to help you.

9. Our Little Earth is an international newspaper for kids

It’s delivered every two weeks by email. It’s free. For all ages and NO ads.

10. Tufts Global Leadership program for high schools

Tufts’ Inquiry Program for high schools across the United States is looking for global studies enrichment activities for their students.

Tufts’ undergrads put together a year-long study program for high schools on a specific hot topic (2014 is Iraq, recent topics were DRC, nuclear non-proliferation, pandemics and global health; next year will be Russia), culminating in a 3-day crisis simulation exercise hosted by Tufts in Medford each April. Tufts can’t fund each school’s participation, but has been able to help some schools identify funds for travel.

If you know of a school that might be interested in learning more, they can contact Heather Barry, deputy director of Tufts’ Institute for Global Leadership

11. Classroom connections around the world

Is your school is looking to connect with schools around the world?

12. Global Photojournalism Project

For Photojournalism 2.014: Heritage, Hunger and Food Security Program, iEARN seeks educators, high schools and youth organizations in the U.S. to participate in its Photojournalism 2.014 Program. The 2.014 Program will engage educators and youth in Pakistan, Tajikistan and the United States in cross-cultural collaboration to help them develop photojournalism and media skills through the lens of Heritage, Hunger and Food Security.

13. Economic education

TCEE October conference.

14. Global Citizen Year 2015

Each year, Global Citizen Year recruits and trains a diverse corps of high school graduates "to engage as apprentices in Asia, Africa or Latin America during a transformative 'bridge year' before college. GCY Fellows spend 10 months in an intensive fellowship learning a new language, becoming integral members of a community and working on the frontlines of today's global challenges. CGY is looking for young people with exceptional passion and potential, and it works with each family to find ways to make the experience financially accessible."

15. Geography & It's Where It's At

The National Council for Geographic Education's Journal of Geography publishes innovative approaches to geography research, teaching and learning. The Geography Teacher provides a forum for geographic educators and scholars to present innovative teaching strategies and essential content for the K-12 geography, AP Human Geography, introductory college geography and pre-service methods classrooms and courses.

16. Earth Science Classes

The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney offers visiting classes in Earth Science at your school.

17. The New Geo-Educator Community from National Geographic

National Geographic is excited to announce the official launch of its brand new community for educators, The Geo-Educator Community. The Geo-Educator Community provides a space for geo-educators to share resources, collaborate on projects, learn from each other and give support.

18. Japan In a Suitcase Program

Open their eyes to a world beyond what they read in books and see on the Internet. A native Japanese will come to your classroom with a suitcase full of Japanese objects!

19. Ayusa high school exchange program through Deptartment of State

Ayusa is a high school exchange organization sponsored by the Department of State. We match bright young leaders from around the world with families across the United States.

20. NEW FREE ISIS lesson from Brown University’s Choices Program

• Explore the role of ISIS in the Middle East

• Interpret political cartoons on the U.S. response to ISIS

• Identify the techniques used by cartoonists to express political opinion

• Monitor the news media coverage of ISIS over time

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