Educator Outreach: Workshops & Online Resources

Professional development and training workshops for educators are an important component of outreach activities at the Center for East Asian Studies that are supported by the United States Department of Education and in crafted in coordination with other UChicago National Resource Centers. Workshops are designed by university faculty, graduate students, and Center staff to enhance classroom curriculum in local public and private high schools and community colleges. Workshops introduce pedagogical methods and materials that facilitate the study of East Asia in the classroom and address a variety of subjects.

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CEAS posts educational materials related to East Asia, free of charge, for educators and others who find them useful. For more info, please see the links below.

2017 Summer Institute for Educators: Global Competency at Work: Practicing International Journalism at the Local Level

9th Annual Chicago International Education Conference (2017): Power in Transition? International Politics and Troubled Elections

Refugees, Fragile States and Our Communities (resource lists developed for educational events conducted in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and City Colleges of Chicago)

2016 Summer Teacher Institute: Global Issues in Local Contexts: Turning International Journalism into Teachable Lessons

8th Chicago International Education Conference (2016): Sensing Place, Sharing Stories: Global Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

2015 Summer Teacher Institute: Inequality: Conditions, Consequences, Solutions

7th Chicago International Education Conference (2014): Problem-Solving: Classroom, Community, and the World

2014 Summer Teacher Institute: Energy & the Global Environment: Science, History, Politics

6th Chicago International Education Conference (2013) : Global Citizenship

2013 Summer Teacher Institute: Natural Disasters & Social Responses: A Global Perspective

5th Chicago International Education Conference (2012) : Brining Global Education into the Classroom

2012 Summer Teacher Institute: Feeding the World: Challenges to Achieving Food Security

2011 Summer Teacher Institute: Migration: Causes and Consequences

2010 Summer Teacher Institute: Water: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the World's Most Essential Resource

Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond

Additional resources from previous teacher workshops can be found on the  UChicago Educator Outreach website.