International Studies K-12 Workshop Summer 2011

The UCLA International Institute hosted a 3-day professional development workshop August 16-18, 2011 for teachers of South Gate ISLC, ISSN network schools, and UCLA partner schools on the International Studies Advisory curriculum framework, developed and piloted by UCLA and ISLC staff during the 2010-11 school year. The curriculum consists of an overview of world geography, resource guides to the world regions covered in each grade-level Advisory, and model lessons and pedagogical strategies.

The workshop will include presentations by UCLA faculty on globalization, geography, teaching migration, and Model UN. Workshop sessions will focus on pedagogical strategies for teaching geography and world regions at different grade levels and across the curriculum and will include resource materials, model lesson plans, and a Model UN simulation.

Teachers who attend all three days and complete an original lesson plan will be eligible to receive professional development credits through UCLA Extension which may be applied toward salary points with LAUSD. Teachers from other Los Angeles area ISSN schools and UCLA partner schools are invited to attend.

Parking, lunch, and workshop materials for participants will be provided.

For information and to register, contact: Elizabeth Leicester, UCLA Asia Institute, or (310) 825-0007.

ISLC teachers may register with Dr. Guillermina Jauregi, Principal, ISLC.

Sponsored by the UCLA Asia Institute, Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and Latin American Institute

For more info please contact:
Elizabeth Leicester