This summer, July 11-15, the Choices Leadership Institute will be focusing on Global Refugees: Human Rights, Responsibilities, and Responses. This institute will focus on what causes people to flee their homes, where the most serious crises happen, how the world responds, the ripple effects for international relations and to tie it all together, how the recent crisis affects U.S. foreign policy. Participants will explore strategies that can be used in the classroom to start engaging conversations with secondary students on these difficult topics.
By attending this institute you will gain:
- Professional growth through content-rich presentations and discussions on the dimensions of and responses to the global refugee crisis, using the Syrian crisis as a case study;
- Immersion in the Choices approach to teaching contested international issues;
- Resources and ongoing support from the Choices Program to conduct professional development activities in your school, district, and/or region as outlined in your self-designed Action Plan;
- Recognition as a Brown University Choices Teaching Fellow, and participation in this professional network of outstanding educators;
- A 32-hour certificate of completion.
Join the Choices Program and scholars from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at the 2016 Choices Leadership Institute to explore these complex issues. The Missouri Geographic Alliance will be offering partial funding for educators accepted into the Choices Leadership Institute. To learn more and to apply visit their website or visit their Frequently Asked Questions page. Applications due March 1, 2016.