GREAT upcoming opportunities outside the Council

1. 2016 Summer Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference

Educators mark your calendars to join the Dallas Holocaust Museum for an expanded 3-day Educator Conference with multiple teacher workshops on the Holocaust and human rights-related topics for the 21st century classroom.

2. Texas Council on Economic Education Summer Training: Personal Financial Literacy Grades K-12

These trainings will provide key lessons for the personal financial literacy TEKS. Experience the hands-on, real world, relevant lessons that you can use in expanding students' knowledge. Participants will receive instructional material, access to free lessons and resources, and pre and posttests that support the teaching of the financial literacy standards. Registration is open to high school teachers for training at Region 10 on August 11th.

3. New History at Old Red: Conflict – An Annual Conference on Texas, United States, and World History on Sept. 17

4. Dallas FED summer teacher workshops

5. Summer Social Studies workshops at Region 10

6. Teaching the Sixth-Grade Citizenship and Government TEKS in LRE Style

LRE Country Cards are brief descriptions of each of the countries mentioned in the TEKS, plus other countries that are mentioned in most districts’ curriculum. Each card focuses on type of government, branches of government, current human and civil rights or political climate, constitution ratification dates, and cultural features that may affect these governments. Also included are current economic data, religious information, and literacy that may affect the types of governments these countries.

7. Free SMU Embrey Human Rights Programs

The SMU Embrey Human Rights Program invites you to attend. All programs are free and open to the community!

8. Earn your Future program/curriculum from PWC for teaching financial literacy

A key component of PwC’s Earn Your Future commitment is our Earn Your Future Curriculum. The curriculum is composed of easy-to-follow lesson plans accompanied by interactive handouts. We created this curriculum to provide students and educators with free and easy access to financial literacy education. We want educators to download it, teach it, and share it. The modules span grades K–12 and may be accessed after completing the optional form below.

Module topics include: Saving & Investing, Career Exploration, Planning & Money Management, as well as lessons focused on environmental sustainability.

9. Child Refugee Network needs volunteers of all ages

For the children and families who’ve come through the clinic, it’s very, very hard to find country conditions materials. Worse, they’ve scarcely a prayer of fling these in a format that comports with the 258-page Immigration Court Practice Manual. The Child Refugee Network is determined to hand each principal applicant three copies of a pre-fab packet of reports and articles relevant to their asylum claim. Volunteers needn’t be bilingual, and needn’t be lawyers. Their work could make a big difference.

Please write Paul Zoltan (pzoltan@zoltanlaw.com) if you’d be interested in collaborating in the research and compilation of documents relating to gangs, domestic violence and LGBT rights.

 

10. 21st Century Skills Free Toolkit

P21 has created a free digital toolkit to assist parents in supporting 21st century skills. P21's mission is to serve as catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops.

11. Become a Youth Mentor for Refugee Services of Texas

Mentors would need to work with their refugee youth for a minimum of 8 hours a month as part of a year-long commitment. These hours can be divided however the mentor/mentee wish. We keep in mind that not every mentee will need a mentor for an entire year. The ultimate goal is to assist refugee youth with overcoming barriers to integration and social adjustment and connecting them to greater opportunities in the community. http://www.rstx.org/how-to-help.html

 

12. Academic Conference Call Series from Council on Foreign Relations

These calls provide an opportunity for you and your students to interact with CFR fellows and other leading experts. Email academic@cfr.org to sign up.