As a National Resource Center, the Center for the Study of Global Change is proud to support K-12 teacher workshops and professional development opportunities. We can customize these opportunities for the needs of any given school district. Stay tuned for future workshop opportunities, and see below for past examples.
PreK - 12 Teacher Workshops
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Preparing Students for the Global Workforce: Global Competencies for Career and Technical Education Programs
Professional Development for K-12 Teachers will be offered this summer through free virtual workshops. The workshops will teach the meaning of global competencies, and how to align them with Indiana's K-12 curriculum and Employability Skills Standards. Educational resources and strategies that easily adapt to classroom use will be shared and discussed. Teachers will have the opportunity to initiate a lesson plan. It is designed for educators in Indiana’s Career and Technical Education programs. This opportunity is provided by Indiana University's federally designated National Resource Centers.
Option I: Virtual Workshop in partnership with Hoosier Hills Career Center
June 17th-18th, 2020. 9 am-12:30 pm. Free, with the possibility to receive a stipend.
Option II: Virtual Workshop in partnership with McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology
July 1st, 2020. Full Day. Free, with the possibility to receive a stipend.
Participants will receive:
- Resources and classroom materials for teaching global competencies.
- Global Indiana map.
- Professional Growth Points.
- $50 Stipend for participation and feedback.
Institute for K-8 Educators: The UN Sustainable Development Goals
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, this institute will be offered in two parts. Through this webinar, teachers will learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be used to create meaningful and high-impact global learning opportunities. Teachers will build knowledge and skills to infuse their classrooms with global content and perspectives, fostering student-led, project-based, and solutions-driven teaching and learning.
Part I: Sustainable Development Goals Webinar
June 3, 10 am - 1 pm. Free, with the possibility to receive a stipend.
Part II: Sustainable Development Goals Institute
Fall, 2 days, TBD. Free, with the possibility to receive a stipend.
Register information coming soon.
Participants will receive:
- Introduction to UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Teaching and learning materials.
- Professional Growth Points.
- $100 stipend for every participant that completes a post-webinar reflection.
- Possibility to pre-register for two-day Fall Institute.
- Global Competencies for Career & Technical Educational Programs
This was a free two-day-long workshop led by Heather Singmaster, Director in the Center for Global Education at the Asia Society, where she oversees the Global Cities Education Network and works on integrating global competence into Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.
This workshop covered the topics of Career and Technical Education and Global Employability skills, and was designed to assist educators with integrating global competencies into Employability Skills, CTE programs, and other disciplinary units (such as Economics and Social Studies). There were a mix of activities including an introduction to global learning and global skillsets, instructional resources, module development, dialogue, group work, and curriculum development. This workshop provided participants with a $200 stipend, professional growth points, lunch, and mileage reimbursement.
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- Language Teaching Workshop: Proficiency-Based Standards
The workshop for language educators covered What Does It Mean to be Proficient? (what the various levels of proficiency look like and what it takes to reach those levels) and Two by Two: Moving Along the Proficiency Continuum (examples of good pair activities and how to effectively implement them). Pair work is one of the most effective strategies in giving students the speaking ability they want. In addition to being a highly effective engagement strategy, it allows students to practice in a less exposed setting and provides them many more opportunities to speak than in a teacher-dominated environment. Attendees experienced several pair activities, and were directed to resources that can be accessed for use in their own classrooms.
- Internationalizing K-6 Education
This joint teacher workshop, "K-6 Internationalization Summer Institute: Fostering Global Readiness in our Students", featured experts from across IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies & School of Education. Objectives included infusing global perspectives into curricula that align with Indiana academic standards and learning about networks and resources that promote global learning. Partipants received training packets, classroom materials, and access to online resources.
- Reitz Memorial High School Workshop
The Global Center, with campus partners in the School of Education, offered a day-long workshop with follow-up check-ins on comprehensive internationalization to Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville, Indiana. The workshop was customized to address the unique concerns at Memorial and meet the needs of the interdisciplinary teachers.
These workshops are facilitated and funded by Indiana University’s Center for the Study of Global Change, a federally designated National Resource Center, along with partnering IU centers.