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From Where I Stand: Creating Peace in the World by Inspiring Students

What does peace mean to you? What if the meaning of peace was discussed in every classroom? How would all our lives change? Recently I attended the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Conference entitled The People Centered Approach to Conflict Resolution

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2015 Summer Leadership Conference – Western Region Education Service Alliance (WRESA)

The Western Region Education Service Alliance will host the 2015 Summer Leadership Conference from June 28 – July 1, 2015 at Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. The leadership conference, co-sponsored by the NC Association of School Administrators (NCASA), is

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Educators drum, draw, and deepen their knowledge during World View’s regional seminars

Last week, World View hosted our annual spring seminars in Chapel Hill at the William and Ida Friday Center. The seminars, Latin America and North Carolina and The Modern Middle East, brought K-12 and community college educators from around the

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Middle East Content Survey

Searching for content and/or resources on the Middle East? The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies wants to hear from you! The consortium is conducting a short survey to assess demand for Middle East material among North Carolina educators. Your

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Bridging Cultures Initiative: Summer Workshop

Secondary educators are invited to participate in the Bridging Cultures Initiative, a unique summer workshop for teachers aimed at increasing teachers’ knowledge of diverse cultural perspectives and facilitating relationships with professional educators from around the world. The Bridging Cultures program consists of

Posted in 6-8, 9-12, Featured News, Foreign Language, Language Arts, Multiple Regions, News, Social Studies

Global Brazil Conference

The Duke Brazil Initiative and Global Brazil Humanities Lab of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute are pleased to announce the program for the first annual Global Brazil Conference to be held from March 26-28, 2015. Global Brazil is an opportunity for humanists, social scientists, and

Posted in 9-12, Community College, Featured News, Latin America, Uncategorized

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is observed globally on March 8th, and women from around the world are celebrating the progress they’ve made and the progress to come.

In America, National Women’s Day was a positive growth that began in 1908, but further grew with fervor following a tragic event: the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. In March of 1911, an astounding 145 women and teenagers were killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory building due to unfair working conditions and ill-equipped safety measures. The building was constructed so that the doors locked from the outside, meaning the women were incapable of unlocking the doors from the inside and were consequently left to the flames. The outrage surrounding this disaster increased attention to women’s rights in society and safety in the workplace.

Posted in 6-8, 9-12, Community College, Featured News, K-12, News

School Partnership in Berlin, Germany

The Checkpoint Charlie Foundation is looking for American schools that would be interested in establishing partnerships with Berlin schools. They are currently working with over twenty schools in Berlin. The partnerships can take many different forms, ranging from learning about the

Posted in 6-8, 9-12, Classroom Connections & Projects, Eurasia & East Europe, K-12, K-5, News

UNG Federal Service Language Academy: Summer 2015 Opportunities

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will host the fifth summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July 2015.  The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three-week residential program for students who

Posted in 9-12, Africa, Asia, Eurasia & East Europe, Europe, Foreign Language, Latin America, Mid-East, Multiple Regions

Global Education Opportunitiy

The Art of Transformation: A Workshop for Educators on the Migration of  People, Things, and Dreams between Guatemala and the U.S.   Featuring Filmmaker Mark Kendall,  Producer and Director of La Camioneta   Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 am – 4:30

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