Summer Teacher Institute
Each June, the Center for East Asian Studies partners with the other area studies centers at the University of Chicago to sponsor a Summer Teacher Institute. The purpose of the institute is to provide teachers with resources and information to bring an international perspective to a given topic. The University of Chicago brings in expert speakers from around the country to provide information and background on specific topics. Teachers have the opportunity to participate in an optional hands-on curriculum development day with selected speakers in order to design new curriculum that can be used in classrooms. All materials, including background readings, videos, and curriculum, are made available on the web for free. Participants receive CPDUs and LANE credits for attending. The program is underwritten by the University of Chicago so the cost is always kept affordable.
Browse the links below to find out more information, view videos of presentations, and download free resources for each of the Teacher Institutes. Contact Sarah Arehart with questions.
2011 Summer Teacher Institute: "Migration: Causes and Consequences"
June 27-29, 2011.
2010 Summer Teacher Institute: "Water: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the World's Most Essential Resource"
June 28-June 30, 2010. Curriculum workshop July 1.
2009 Summer Teacher Institute: "Understanding the Global Economy: Bringing the World Market Into Your Classroom"
June 22-24, 2009. Curriculum Workshop June 25.