Introductory Workshops

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

Led by a local Teaching Fellow or a Choices staff member, introductory workshops are designed to introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and approach. The program fee generally includes lunch and two Choices units explored during the day.

Our workshops are participatory, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!

Each Choices Introductory Workshop Includes:

Cost: Most workshops are $145 per person. Price includes two units ($80 value), lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Districts wishing to register 5 or more educators will receive a discount. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.

To register for a workshop using a purchase order, email a signed PO to choices@brown.edu and include the names and emails of the educators that will be attending.

Who Should Attend: History, geography, government, current issues, AP, IB, civics and other social studies educators are the main audience for these workshops. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend. We welcome teamed ELA and social studies teachers to attend together.

Connecticut

December 8, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Fairfield, CT

Units: The American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion and The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

Co-sponsored by Fairfield University, School of Education and Fairfield Regional Social Studies Council

California

December 8, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Walnut Creek, CA

Units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and The Origins of the Cold War: U.S. Choices after World War II

Workshop Leader: China Harvey, Choices Teaching Fellow

Co-sponsored by Acalanes Union High School, CA

California

January 27, 2017
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Mountain House, CA

Units: Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate and Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Workshop Leader: Brian Schum, Choices Teaching Fellow

California

January 27, 2017
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Arcata, CA

Units: Climate Change and Questions of Justice and The Limits of Power: The United States in Vietnam

Co-sponsored by History Department, Humboldt State University

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Rosebrook, Choices Teaching Fellow

Kentucky

January 28, 2017
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Louisville, KY

Units: Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy and The American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion

Workshop Leader: Meghann Scharfenberger, Choices Teaching Fellow

California

February 3, 2017
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Santa Rosa, CA

Units: Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy and Iran Through the Looking Glass: History, Reform, and Revolution

Workshop Leader: Tim Forslund and Rachel Ambrose, Choices Teaching Fellows and West Sonoma County High School teachers

Co-sponsored by North Bay International Studies Project

New York

February 8, 2017
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Webster Professional Development Center
Webster, NY

Units: Confronting Genocide: Never Again and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

California

March 1, 2017
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Sacramento, CA

Units: Westward Expansion: A New History and History, Revolution, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

In partnership with the Sacramento County Office of Education

California

March 2, 2017
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Sacramento, CA

Units: China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response and Empire, Republic, Democracy: Turkey's Past and Future

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

In partnership with the Sacramento County Office of Education

PENNSYLVANIA

Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Penn Museum
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

The first 15 teachers to register will receive the subsidized rate of $95, thanks to the Middle East Center at UPENN.

Units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and Indian Independence and the Question of Partition

View the new exhibit Protecting Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq and hear from Dr. Salam Al Kuntar, Co-curator of the exhibit.

Workshop Leader: Sarah McDowell, Choices Teaching Fellow

Co-sponsored by University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center, South Asia Center, and the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

 

Enrollment is limited. Please register early. A confirmation email with logistical details will be sent to you upon receipt of your payment.

If you are paying with a purchase order (processed immediately) please email to choices@brown.edu or fax to (401) 863-1247.

If you are paying with a check (payable to Brown University) please send to:

The Choices Program
Brown University - Box 1948
Providence, RI 02912

Refund Policy: Refunds can not be made within 3 weeks of the event. If you are unable to attend, you may send someone from your district in your place. 

 


 

Past Events

PENNSYLVANIA

November 4, 2016
East Stroudsburg, PA

NEW JERSEY

November 3, 2016
Moorestown, NJ

NEW JERSEY

November 2, 2016
Leonia, NJ

NEW YORK

October 28, 2016
Schenectady, NY

TENNESSEE

October 21, 2016
Nashville, TN

CALIFORNIA

October 19, 2016
San Jose, CA

CONNECTICUT

October 13, 2016
Hartford, CT

NEW HAMPSHIRE

October 7, 2016
Lebanon, NH

MINNESOTA

October 1, 2016
St. Paul, MN

RHODE ISLAND

September 30, 2016
Providence, RI

MASSACHUSETTS

August August 11, 2016
Boston, MA

TABOR ACADEMY

June 23-24, 2016
Marion, MA

TEXAS

Friday, April 29, 2016
San Antonio, TX

CALIFORNIA

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Santa Rosa, CA

CONNECTICUT

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Hartford, CT

IOWA

Friday, March 4, 2016
Iowa City, IA

CALIFORNIA

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Mather, CA

PENNSYLVANIA

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA

NORTH CAROLINA

Friday, January 29, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC

NORTH CAROLINA

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Charlotte, NC

MASSACHUSETTS

Friday, January 22, 2016
Boston, MA

WISCONSIN

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Milwaukee, WI

MICHIGAN

Saturday November 21, 2015
Bloomfield Hills, MI

VIRGINIA

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Fairfax, VA

ARIZONA

Friday, September 25, 2015
Mesa, AZ

MAINE

Friday, September 25, 2015
Yarmouth, ME

RHODE ISLAND

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Providence, RI

CONNECTICUT

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Hartford, CT

RHODE ISLAND

Friday, June 26, 2015
Providence, RI

WASHINGTON

Friday, April 17, 2015
Auburn, WA

NEW YORK

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Schenectady, NY

CALIFORNIA

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
San Rafael, CA

COLORADO

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Boulder, CO

WASHINGTON

Monday, March 2, 2015
Seattle, WA

WASHINGTON

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Renton, WA

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