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NEWSLETTER EDITION: APRIL 2018
2018-Fundraiser
Join us for Eat, Drink & Be Thoughful on May 10!

We hope you'll join us for our 2018 benefit, Eat, Drink & Be Thoughtful! We'll start with a cocktail reception featuring music by 440 - Gypsy Jazz, followed by a conversation with Professor Jonathan Kaufman titled "Does Truth Matter? How Media and Education Interact in a Democratic Society".

Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Berenson Hall, Hebrew College
160 Herrick Road, Newton

 
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Global Citizen Education Alliance releases  tool for school leaders

Last year, our Executive Director, Jennifer Boyle Nigro, was selected, along with co-chair Nafisa Shekhova (Aga Khan Foundation), by the Varkey Foundation to lead the Global Citizenship Education Alliance. Now, the Alliance invites teachers and school leaders to assess their global citizenship performance using the tool that they have created. This new tool allows school leaders and teachers to measure the extent to which they are promoting global citizenship through their systems, policies, and partnerships.

Click here to learn more

 
Board Spotlight: Introducing Christine Cunningham, PhD
Dr. Christine Cunningham is an educational researcher who works to make engineering and science more relevant, accessible, and understandable, especially for underserved and underrepresented populations. A vice president at the Museum of Science, Boston since 2003, she is the Founding Director of Engineering is Elementary™, a groundbreaking project that integrates engineering concepts into preschool, elementary, and middle school curriculum and teacher professional development. Cunningham is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and received the ASEE K-12 and Pre-College Division Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.
Christine-Cunningham She was awarded the 2014 International Society for Design and Development in Education Prize, the 2015 IEEE Pre-University Educator Award, and the 1991 Alpheus Henry Snow Prize. In 2017, her work was recognized with the prestigious Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. Cunningham holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in biology from Yale and a Ph.D. in Science Education from Cornell University.
 
 
 
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Guest Blog Post: "Insist on Persistent Women: Women's History in the K-8 Classroom"

Young people need stories of persistent women who have fought for gender equality. As our Program Director Susan Zeiger points out in her guest blog for Teaching Tolerance, now is the perfect time to recommit to those stories.

Click here to read the post

 
Summer Institutes

Face-to-Face Programs

Literature and History of American Protest
July 9 - 13
Especially for educators of grades 8-12

Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century
July 16 - 20
Open to all K-12 educators

Online Courses

Thinking Like a Historian: Immigration History Through Primary Sources
July 11 - August 7
Especially for educators of grades K-8

Windows to the Islamic World: Art, Architecture & Music
July 11 - August 7
Open to all K-12 educators

Register Today

Summer Teaching Adventure with SABEH
Now in its 14th year, SABEH, welcomes experienced teachers of all subjects and grade levels to apply tor a 4-6 week trip to China in July 2018. Instruct in creative teaching strategies using US topics as content (plus Chinese translators) to high school, middle school and elementary Chinese teachers. Teaching is intense and is followed by a week’s free travel in China. Cost is ONLY one half of the airfare. See  www.sabeh.org for more information and the application form.
 
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