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Hemispheres Summer 2021 Institute for Educators : Raising Voices and Narratives of Resistance Around the World

Event Date:

June 18, 2021 | 9:30 AM CDT TO 12:00 PM CDT
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Please join the Pulitzer Center and Hemispheres: The International Consortium at the University of Texas at Austin for a series of virtual workshops June 14-18, 2021, that will emphasize underreported issues, underrepresented perspectives, and stories of resistance. Throughout these interactive workshops, participants will explore methods for teaching how students can find, evaluate, and make connections to global news stories. 

These online workshops will consist of synchronous and asynchronous online talks with professors from UT-Austin and Swarthmore College, as well as live/synchronous online workshop sessions supported by the Pulitzer Center on the mornings of Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18.

The Center-led workshop on June 17 from 9:30am-12:00pm CDT will include a presentation and Q&A with Thana Faroq, a photojournalist and contributor to the Center-supported Women on the Move project from National Geographic and The Everyday Projects. The workshop on June 18 from 9:30am-12:30pm CDT will include a presentation by award-winning investigative journalist and filmmaker Simon Ostrovsky, who received grants from the Pulitzer Center to report on conflicts in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Belarus. Both workshops, which will be led by education staff from the Pulitzer Center, will explore ways to find power and inspiration in global underreported stories, and how these resources and methods can be used to engage students in the classroom.

Full Schedule

Monday, June 14: Live presentation by Dr. Luis Urrieta, UT-Austin College of Education, 2:00-3:00pm CDT

Tuesday, June 15: Live presentation by Dr. Sa'ed Atshan, associate professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College, 2:00-3:30pm CDT

Wednesday, June 16: Live Q&A with Urrieta and Artshan, 1-3pm CDT

Thursday, June 17: Live workshop session with the Pulitzer Center education staff and photojournalist Thana Faroq, 9:30am-12:00pm CDT

Friday, June 18: Live workshop session with the Pulitzer Center education staff and investigative journalist Simon Ostrovsky, 9:30am-12:00pm CDT

This training will be aligned with state and national standards as well as teaching requirements. It is designed to support learning in a variety of courses, including social studies, human geography, English Language Arts, and more. 

Click here to register. CPE credits will also be provided based on the number of completed sessions.


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