22nd Annual Summer Institute for Teachers: A Shifting World: Key Global Issues | Tue June 25, 2019

22nd Annual Summer Institute for Teachers: A Shifting World: Key Global Issues
calendar link icon  Tue June 25, 2019 — Wed June 26, 2019
Start: 8:30 am End: 2:30 pm
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Duquesne University Bayer Learning Center

The Summer Institute for Teachers is an annual two-day professional development seminar for teachers held in collaboration with Duquesne University. During the Institute, teachers will have the opportunity to update their content knowledge, access resources to help prepare students for their futures, and design innovative lesson plans and curricula.

Will today’s students be prepared to face global challenges and opportunities? The World Affairs Council’s Summer Institute provides educators with new content and tools to prepare students for an interdependent and rapidly changing world.

The 2019 Institute will feature briefings by experts on various global topics, such as the Global Refugee Crisis, Britain and the EU, US-China Relations, Cybersecurity and Cryptocurrency, and International Migration Trends.

Featured Presenters:

  • Shelly Culbertson, RAND
  • Ben Brierley, British Consulate General, New York
  • Dennis Unkovic, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP
  • Dr. William Scherlis and Dr. Nicolas Christin, Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Brenda Green, Jewish Family and Community Services

Global Voices in Pittsburgh Panel:

  • Feyisola Alabi, Welcoming Pittsburgh, Office of Mayor William Peduto
  • Natasha Garrett, La Roche University
  • Marian Lien, Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
  • Ivonne Smith-Tapia, University of Pittsburgh

Plus, representatives from Duolingo, Global Links, and Classrooms Without Borders will share information about their experiential learning opportunities.

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers from all content areas
  • Administrators
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Pre-service teachers and education faculty

Benefits of Attending

  • Get the training and the resources you need to help your students understand today’s changing world.
  • Connect with professionals in the field.
  • Enhance curricula to support a greater understanding of global issues.
  • Earn Act 48 credit.

$40 registration fee. Breakfast and lunch are included on both days.


World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Bringing the world to Pittsburgh for over 80 years

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