NEW Global Citizens Teacher Institute:
Promoting Global Citizenship through the Common Core Standards
May 29, 30, and 31, 2013. East-West Center, Burns Hall 4005.
In 2012, the Hawaii State Department of Education declared that all high school graduates be citizenship ready– productive and contributing citizen to our local community as well as in the global community. To prepare students for their futures on our changing world, our instruction has to include skills that will benefit students in this global economy. New Global Citizens (NGC) offers a project-based learning (PBL) curriculum aligned to Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Skills (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity). This curriculum challenges students to become leaders, change agents, and advocates to find solutions to the world’s issues.
In this 3-day intensive training, K-12 teachers will learn how to use the NGC curriculum, implement problem based learning, and explore ways to measure progress toward becoming a global citizen. Participants will have access to NBC curriculum, an online teacher community dedicated to NGC resources, and the NGC Speaker Series. Teachers may apply and receive 3 Professional Development credits upon completion of this course. Ongoing support and follow-up will be provided throughout the 2013-2014 school year in collaboration with PAAC and Academy 21.
Fee: Course is subsidized by the Hawaii Community Foundation to offer participants the reduced rate of $350. Download your registration form here. Registration is due by May 15, 2013.
2013 Teacher Workshop on Turkey: Bridge Between East and West
The workshop held in March 2013, gave over twenty K-12 teachers an overview of Turkish history, culture, and art and provided resources to incorporate Turkey into classroom curriculum. Three Hawai’i teachers that participated in the workshop last year were selected and participated in a national delegation to Turkey in June 2012. The workshop and study tour was sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the World Affairs Council of America. For more information about teacher travel opportunities, please call 808-944-7780.
2012 Teacher Turkey Study Tour
Teachers Dan McLaughlin (Roosevelt High School), Marsha Taylor (Waialua High School), and Celeste Volivar-Fry (Kamehameha Schools) spent two weeks on a study tour of Turkey in 2011. Beginning in Istanbul, the group of educators traveled to the western part of Turkey, ending in Ankara by way of Cappadocia. As a result of this program, our teachers will enhance their classroom curriculum with Turkish history and culture. The development of National Standards in Social Studies areas now include an emphasis on Turkish history, again underscoring the importance of the area geographically and historically. In collaboration with PAAC’s national affiliate, the World Affairs Councils of America, the Turkish Cultural Foundation has sponsored study tours for over 300 teachers and workshops on Turkey for over 2000 teachers across the United States.
“I was in complete wonder when visiting sacred sites such as the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Were these build by giants among men? To imagine a blend of religion and art in one place of peace was too much for me to contain that I was overwhelmed.” -2012 Turkey Summer Tour participant
“Thank you very much for the workshop on Turkey. I cannot tell you how exciting it is to attend a well-run, informative, and rewarding event like this. I am frustrated by workshops that I feel I could have learned more by reading an article in fifteen minutes. This Turkey workshop will/did/has energized teachers, and improved our understanding of that country, and serves a higher mission.” -Hawai’i DOE teacher