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NEWSLETTER EDITION: SPRING 2016
IEA Representative Assembly
Teachers Union Blazing Trail for Global Education Access

When teachers have access to rich professional learning opportunities on a regular basis, schools and districts reap exponential rewards. The Illinois Education Association (IEA) understands this, and is leading the way for unions nationwide fighting for access to high-quality professional development for their teachers. In a recently released press release, we announced our new partnership with IEA – a valuable opportunity to expand that access to an entire state of educators. We headed to Chicago in April to kick off the partnership with a presentation at IEA’s Representative Assembly. Read more

 
Global Citizen Spotlight: Meet Moshe Safdie Safdie Architects
Our Global Citizen Spotlight series features compelling individuals making a difference in the world through their work. Moshe Safdie is committed to architecture that is "informed by the geographic, social, and cultural elements that define a place." Learn more about his inspiring philosophy by taking a tour of his Visual Essay.
If you live in the Boston area, don’t miss the exhibit
Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie,
closing May 22 at BSA Space.
 
The Volunteers: New Curriculum
Brand New Free Curriculum Materials for Secondary Classrooms Now Available!

The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919, a set of six stand-alone lesson plans, highlights a crucial but under-recognized facet of World War I: the history and legacy of volunteers and volunteerism. The lessons (commissioned by AFS Intercultural Programs and co-developed by Primary Source and AFS) examine the volunteer service of U.S. Americans overseas in the period before U.S. entry into the war. 

Learn more & view lesson plans

 
Annual Benefit Dinner
Save the Date for our Annual Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, October 26th

Imagine teachers who inspire students to impact change around the world. Every child deserves this opportunity.

Help us make this a reality by joining us on October 26th for a fabulous evening and a breathtaking view of Boston from the UMass Club on Beacon Hill.

Learn more & purchase tickets

 
 
Map of Nigeria
From Our Librarian: Teacher Toolkit With Interactive Story Map Brings Book to Life

In conjunction with our Annual Global Read of Looking for Transwonderland, we created a resource guide ideal for teaching about Nigeria, global travel writing, or memoirs, whether in conjunction with Noo Saro-Wiwa’s memoir or independently. We encourage you to check it out!

 
PS Summer Courses
Upcoming Summer Institutes

Our summer programs are up on our website and we've got a great line-up. Here's just a sample:

ONLINE COURSES
(Participate from anywhere)

Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Elementary School
July 6 - August 2, 2016
For educators of grades K-5

Africans in the Age of Atlantic Slavery
July 6 - August 2, 2016
For educators of grades 8-12

FACE-TO-FACE
(In Boston area)

The Dynamics of the Modern Middle East
July 11 - 15, 2016
For educators of grades 6-12

BROWSE ALL SUMMER 2016 COURSES

 
Windows on the World
Opening New Windows on the World for Teachers & Students

Our programs give teachers the content knowledge and skills they need to make their teaching more culturally responsive and globally inclusive. WATCH HOW

With your support, we can bring knowledge, understanding and empathy to schools nationwide.

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