Apply for the “Dimensions of the Middle East” Summer Institute

Middle and high school educators are invited to apply for a summer institute at Duke University on June 24-29, 2018.

“Dimensions of the Middle East: Foundations, Cultures and Geopolitics”
A Summer Institute for Grades 6-12 Educators
June 24-29, 2018, Duke University, Durham, NC

Join a five-day workshop this summer designed to introduce teachers to different dimensions of the Middle East. From social movements to geopolitics to cultures and more, teachers will deepen their understanding of both the historic and modern Middle East. Participants will learn from scholars and community experts, engage with authentic texts and participate in experiential learning activities. Throughout the institute, teachers will think about how to bring these themes into their classrooms and will work in groups or individually to develop curriculum or materials for classroom use. For the full program description, please visit here. Read more ›

Bringing East Asia into the Classroom and World View’s Upcoming Seminar: East Asia: Traditions, Trends and Transformations

East Asia is extraordinarily diverse and complex: culturally, ethnically, geographically, economically. In spite of rapid transitions due to globalization and geopolitical forces, East Asia maintains some of the world’s oldest cultural traditions. East Asia’s complexity, diversity and shifting role in global affairs present numerous opportunities for learning. There are countless reasons for North Carolina teachers to enhance their own knowledge of East Asian cultures and issues, as well as strategies for bringing these topics into the classroom. Read more ›

Teaching Tolerance Raleigh Workshops

Teaching Tolerance is offering two daylong professional development workshops in Raleigh this spring. The workshops are for K-12 classroom teachers and administrators or those who work with or coach classroom teachers and administrators.

The cost of each workshop is $35, which covers the workshop materials, breakfast and lunch and a certificate of completion for credit hours. Group rates are available. Space is limited. Read more ›

EU Today Essay Contest – Due 3/11

As part of the Center for European Studies’ third annual Europe Week celebration on April 9-15, CES is hosting an EU Today Essay Contest. High school and college students, teachers, faculty members, business and non-business professional and all other community members are invited to share their thoughts on the importance of transatlantic relations.

Essays should be 1,000 words minimum, double-spaced and formatted with 12 point font. Essays will be judged based on originality, clarity, quality of the writing and ability to convey their thoughts and perspectives on the EU. Writers may choose to answer one of three prompts:

  1. What does the EU do for its citizens?
  2. Why does the EU matter?
  3. What is the most critical issue facing the EU today and why?

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Equity in Education and World View’s Upcoming Seminar, Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom

Last week education leaders met at the Public School Forum of North Carolina’s breakfast meeting to discuss the top ten issues in education for 2018. As noted in priority #8, “let’s get comfortable with the uncomfortable” was a recommendation to pursue outcomes-focused strategies towards racial equity. But let’s step back and understand equity and what this means in education and to educators who want to promote equity in their schools and classrooms. In the simplest form, equity is the quality of being fair or impartial, or freedom from bias or favoritism, according to Merriam-Webster. Read more ›

Attend the 2018 Global Read Webinar Series

Middle- and high-school teachers: Attend the spring 2018 Global Read Webinar Series!

Reading Across Cultures
Diverse Social Justice Books
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR SERIES HERE

Once a month, the World Area Book Awards will sponsor a 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom. The spring webinar series focuses on social justice. Click here for more information about the books and authors.

Thursday, February 8 with Margarita Engle, author of Lion Island
Monday, March 12 with Padma Venkatraman, author of Island’s End
Thursday, April 26 with Ibtisam Barakat, author of Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine
May with a recently awarded book on Africa and social justice Read more ›

Hip-Hop and Peacebuilding in the Middle East Workshop 2/24

Hip-hop and Peacebuilding in the Middle East: A Workshop for Educators
Saturday, February 24, 2018
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005 | UNC-Chapel Hill

K-12 teachers are invited to join the Duke UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies and Carolina K-12 on February 24 at UNC Chapel Hill to explore poetry, hip-hop and peacebuilding in the Middle East. During this creative one-day workshop, teachers will deepen understanding of a complex and diverse region by exploring history, geography, religion and more. Teachers will participate in an interactive performance/lecture with world-renowned hip-hop artist Omar Offendum to learn about major sociopolitical shifts in Syria and uprisings in the Middle East. Teachers will then explore how music and the arts can be an avenue to engage students in cross-cultural learning with Pierce Freelon, Durham-based professor, musician and social entrepreneur. Teachers will also learn about resources offered by Carolina K-12 and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies related to these themes and more. The workshop will end with teachers attending a performance by Omar Offendum at UNC Chapel Hill. His poetry and music build on American hip-hop and compel diverse audiences to consider issues of identity, belonging and diaspora. Click here to view the workshop agenda  and register here. Please contact Emma Harver at harver@email.unc.edu or 919-962-6732 with questions.

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics – Information and Resources for Your Classroom

The 2018 Winter Olympics will officially begin with opening ceremonies on Friday, February 9th in PyeongChang, South Korea. Athletes from 90 nations around the world (including Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia and Singapore – marking their Winter Olympics debuts) will compete in 102 events across 15 sport disciplines. For three weeks, viewers from across the world will tune in and witness a truly global event.  Read more ›

Join our team! World View is hiring.

World View seeks a highly organized individual with a background and interest in global studies, education, public relations and travel abroad experience to serve as full-time Administrative Services Coordinator. The individual should be committed to World View’s mission of working with K-12 and community college educators to develop a global perspective. Candidate should possess a professional demeanor for working with faculty, administrators, and educators.

For more information, visit the UNC Employment website: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/133504

All applications must be submitted online through the UNC Office of Human Resources website by the posted closing date, January 17, 2018.

World View also has an opening for a full-time Associate Director. The Associate Director is responsible for developing and executing professional development programs both on-site in Chapel Hill and off-site at colleges across the state. The Associate Director will work with North Carolina community colleges, North Carolina K-12 educators, UNC faculty and administrators, national resource centers at UNC and Duke, the North Carolina Community College System and global education leaders across the state and country to create programs and services that globalize North Carolina community colleges and schools.

This position contributes to the daily operations of the department by working collaboratively with other World View staff to develop quality programming, to provide guidance to staff on policies and procedures, to contribute to grant proposals and any necessary UNC reporting documents. The Associate Director will also assist the Director in fundraising and other tasks assigned by the Director.

This person specifically develops and implements strategies for recruiting new community college partners, engages current partners, and markets programs by traveling around the state giving presentations, consulting with global education committees, faculty and key administrations.

For more information visit the UNC-Chapel Hill Employment website: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/133779

All applications must be submitted online through the UNC Office of Human Resources website by the posted closing date, January 29, 2018

World View Offers Scholarships for Spring Seminars

World View is committed to ensuring accessibility to our programs for all North Carolina K-12 and community college educators and is offering scholarships to four educators to attend a March seminar of their choosing.

The 2018 James L. Peacock Scholarship will be presented to one (1) K-12 or community college educator who has attended a World View professional development program during the 2016-17 or 2017-18 academic years and has demonstrated a commitment to bringing the world to North Carolina students. Past program participation can include attendance at a symposium, seminar, workshop, online course, leadership program or study visit abroad.

Also in Spring 2018, World View will offer two (2) additional scholarships to North Carolina K-12 or community college educators to attend a World View March 2018 seminar of their choice.  The following spring seminars will be offered:

March 20-21: Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom
March 21-22: East Asia: Traditions, Trends and Transformations

More information, including the application process and past recipients can be found here.

Deadline for submission is February 1, 2018. Recipient will be notified by February 15, 2018.

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