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.

Rhode Island

September 30, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Providence, RI

Units: The American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion and Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

Minnesota

October 1, 2016
8:30 am-3:30 pm
St. Paul, MN

Units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Hosted by the Minnesota History Center

Workshop Leader: Kelly McKee, Choices Teaching Fellow

New Hampshire

October 7, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Lebanon, NH

Units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Hosted by Lebanon School District - SAU88

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

Connecticut

October 13, 2016
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Hartford, CT

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

Workshop Leader: Sara Slogesky, Choices Teaching Fellow

California

October 19, 2016
12:00 pm-6:00 pm
San Jose, CA

Units: Confronting Genocide: Never Again? and Climate Change and Questions of Justice

Hosted by Notre Dame High School

Workshop Leader: Eran De Silva, Choices Teaching Fellow

Tennessee

October 21, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
University School of Nashville
Nashville, TN

Units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Workshop Leader: Kristine Frailing, Choices Teaching Fellow

New York

October 28, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Clarkson University, Capital Region Campus, Department of Education
Schenectady, NY

Units: Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate and Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy

Co-sponsored by Clarkson University Department of Education

Workshop Leader: Cesaera Pirrone and Sean O'Connell, Choices Teaching Fellows

New Jersey

November 2, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Leonia, NJ

Units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and Colonization and Independence in Africa

Hosted by Leonia Public Schools

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

New Jersey

November 3, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Moorestown, NJ

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

Hosted by Moorestown Friends School

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

Pennsylvania

November 4, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
East Stroudsburg, PA

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

Hosted by: East Stroudsburg Area School District

Co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

Colorado

November 5, 2016
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Metro State University Campus
Denver, CO

Units: China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response and Climate Change and Questions of Justice

Workshop Leaders:
Timothy Oakes, Professor, Department of Geography, and Director, Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
Michelle Van Sickle, Choices Teaching Fellow, Jeffco Public Schools
Rebekah Nesbitt, Choices Teaching Fellow, Denver Public Schools

The first ten alumni of the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) or National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) programs in Colorado may register at the subsidized rate of $100, thanks to support from TEA at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Co-sponsored by the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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

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

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

In partnership with the Sacramento County Office of Education

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

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: A History of Turkey

In partnership with the Sacramento County Office of Education

Workshop Leader: Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director

 

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. 

 


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Past Events

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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