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Global Issues in Local Contexts: Turning International Journalism into Teachable Lessons

Denise Fuentes and Ulises Escobedo, posing on an overlook with baby Eros, both were touched by the drug war that raged in the neighborhood below. Now they’re searching for a home there. Image by Dominic Bracco II. Mexico, 2015.

Denise Fuentes and Ulises Escobedo, posing on an overlook with baby Eros, both were touched by the drug war that raged in the neighborhood below. Now they’re searching for a home there. Image by Dominic Bracco II. Mexico, 2015.

Monday, June 27, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (All day)

Join the Pulitzer Center and the University of Chicago for a two-day professional development workshop for teachers in the Chicago area that brings together award-winning journalists supported by the Pulitzer Center and digital educational resources created by Pulitzer Center and University of Chicago to address the incorporation of current global issues in the classroom. The program will include a combination of presentations and hands-on curriculum building activities. Participants will leave with the tools to incorporate new content into their classes, as well as connections to journalists working on these issues.

On the first day of the workshop, participants will meet with Pulitzer Center grantees Dominic Bracco, Eli Kintisch, Eleanor Bell Fox, Karim Chrobog, Alexandria Bombach, and Robin Shulman to explore connections between global issues and local contexts. On the second day, teachers will work with Shulman and Pulitzer Center education staff to explore reporting skills, engage with the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder and create lesson plans that make local connections to global issues.

Intended for elementary through community college educators (K–14), the Summer Teacher Institute is open to all interested parties. Attendees can earn up to 12 CPDUs by completing the Institute.

Non-refundable registration fee: $50 (plus $3.50 in service fees)
Includes light breakfast and lunch both days, and instructional materials.
Registration is open, sign up today!

The Institute is presented by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Neighborhood Schools Program, Oriental Institute, and University of Chicago Engages, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. It is made possible through generous support from the Title VI National Resource Center grants from the US Department of Education.

Questions? Please email clas@uchicago.edu.

Global Issues in Local Contexts: Turning International Journalism into Teachable Lessons
June 27–28, 2016
9:00 am–4:00 pm both days
University of Chicago campus

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