Global Education Workshop: Teaching About the Middle East, South and East Asia

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 8:00am - Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012 Camden County College, Blackwood Campus
United States

Global Education Workshop: Teaching About the Middle East, South and East Asia
Location: Camden County College, Blackwood Campus
Camden County College and the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center is pleased to present a two-day workshop for teachers on the Middle East, South and East Asia on July 15 & 16, 2015

It is important for educators to prepare themselves to teach about different regions in a highly integrated world. An international approach to education will help students to develop necessary skills that will allow them to be successful in our globalized society. In order to help educators develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of global issues in the context of Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia, we have assembled a group of area studies specialists. These experts will give talks on a number of crucial topics related to these world regions. A professional global education consultant will present on adapting the knowledge you will acquire during the workshop to your classroom.

The workshop presenters are Dr. Michael Boyle, Assistant Professor of Political Science, LaSalle University; Dr. Larry Goodson, Professor of Middle East Studies, Army War College; Mr. David Dettmann, Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies; Dr. Pushkar Shoni, South Asian Studies Librarian, University of Pennsylvania; and Dr. Brandon Wiley, Founder/President, GlobalEdLeader, LLC. The speakers bring a broad range of expertise including American foreign policy in the Middle East; US involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan; Islamic and Turkic cultures of East Asia, and architectural history of South Asia.

The topics will include a discussion of the roots of revolution, international security, the threat of terrorism, Muslim minorities of China (Uighurs), an introduction to South Asian culture and history, and a session on globalizing curriculum and lesson plan preparation. Teachers will have an opportunity to engage with these experts and work with an educational consultant.

The workshop will be held on July 15th and 16th at Camden County College’s Blackwood Campus each day with a continental breakfast from 8-9 AM followed by a session from 9 AM until noon. Lunch will be from noon until 1 PM (meals are complimentary) followed by the second session from 1-4 PM.

Participation is free, but space is limited. Please see the attached form for registration.

Participating teachers are eligible to receive a stipend of $100 per day along with instructional materials and a professional development certificate. To receive the stipend, teachers are required to submit a lesson plan based upon the material presented in the program within a week of its conclusion (July 23, 2015).

All applications should be sent to Barbara Palmer at [email protected]

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