The Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program provides a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in their classrooms.
Applications are now being accepted and are due March 12th, 2012. For application information visit: http://www.irex.org/application/teachers-global-classrooms-application-tgc
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Participants are selected through a national, open competition. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens and full-time secondary-level (middle or high school), teaching professionals with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including English as a Second Language, English Language or Literature, Social Studies, Mathematics, or Science.
Sister Schools Abroad Program
Chicago Sister Cities International is looking for international schools in or around our 28 sister cities to participate in the Sister Schools Abroad (SSA) network. The SSA network matches K-12 schools in Chicago with sister cities around the world to facilitate international education. If you have connections to schools abroad, please encourage them to submit a school profile today.
Additionally, Chicago Sister Cities International is looking for Chicago area high schools that would be interested in starting an exchange program with a high school in one of the following cities: Moscow, Vilnius, Prague, and possibly Kiev.
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Learning History and Culture through Soviet Children’s Books
University of Chicago
Saturday, November 12, 2011
The University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center is currently home to an exhibit of Soviet children’s books entitled Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Children’s Books and Graphic Art. The exhibit is accompanied by an extensive collection of online resources and pedagogical materials.
During a three hour teacher workshop Claire Roosien will give participants a tour of the exhibit and an introduction to the web resources. She will also provide handouts for use in class and lead a discussion on ways that the material from the exhibit could be used to teach Russian language as well to teach on historical themes such as identity, colonialism, and industrialization.
Teachers will receive three CPDUs for attending.
If you plan to attend this workshop please register by sending an email to Dana Immertreu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To print a flyer for this workshop, download the following pdf: flyer_Nov12Workshop
FREE Teacher Workshop: Art and Activism
Smart Museum of Art
University of Chicago
Saturday, November 5, 9:00 a.m. – 3: 30 p.m.
This day-long workshop will serve as an introduction to the Smart Museum fall exhibitions, Vision and Communism and Process and Artistry in the Soviet Vanguard, part of The Soviet Arts Experience, a Chicago-wide series of exhibitions, performances, and other events that spotlight cultural production and propaganda in the Soviet Union pre-and post- World War II.
Join Leah Goldman, Soviet Historian and PhD student in History at the University of Chicago, for an in-depth look at art and politics in the Soviet Union from the 1920s–1980s, in relation to featured posters on view by Viktor Koretsky in Vision and Communism. Erik Houle, former teacher and current PhD student in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Chicago, will lead a discussion on creative ways to integrate themes from the exhibition into interdisciplinary lessons for the classroom. Explore text, image, and activism in a hands-on poster making activity. CPDU credit available. Registration is free but space is limited. To reserve, please contact Lisa Davis via email email@example.com or call 773-834-1066.