Monday, April 23, 2012

EU Workshop Coming Up

Please help to spread the word of this upcoming workshop on the EU.  Note that you can attend in Chapel Hill or in Waxhaw, near Charlotte. (And don't forget that Turkey's a candidate country!)

The New NC Essential Standards: Incorporating the European Union
Join your colleagues for a 1-day workshop designed to help North Carolina K-12 teachers better understand our interconnected world by learning more about the European Union. This workshop will include presentations on the European Union and transatlantic relations, along with sessions on how to incorporate the EU into the new NC Essential Standards. Teachers will also learn about resources that use technology to enhance content and better integrate the EU into the school’s curriculum. One CEU will be awarded for completion of the program.

Chapel Hill, Thursday, June 14          Waxhaw (near Charlotte), Friday, June 15

Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 1 (registration fee $30)
Regular Registration Deadline: May 15 (registration fee $40)

Space is limited to the first 60 participants. Register today!

For more information, please email and/or call 919.843.9852

Sponsored by: UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence

More information and registration form here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Great Honor

So very happy and honored to be serving on the Executive Board of the NC Council for the Social Studies.  Thrilled to be working with and for NC social studies teachers!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

CHOICES Scholars Online

I've spent the last weeks enjoying sessions with teachers at the wonderful NC Social Studies Conference (I've called it Vegas for social studies geeks), a conference on Africa (where a colleague and I presented resources for teaching North Africa and the Middle East), SERMEISS (a small and vibrant gathering), and a new teacher workshop presented by UNC's Office of Admissions.  Saw so many old friends and made some new ones. No wonder I love the early spring.

And what could be better after such a whirlwind of workshops than to open my email and find that CHOICES has been at it again, creating terrific, up to the minute resources on The U.S. Role in a Changing World. My very favorite part is the short, two to three minute videos (CHOICES is calling them "Scholars Online") elucidating particular issues in U.S. policy. 

And there's an even bigger selection here.  Scroll down and take your pick. (The Middle East in Transition, anyone?)  It's absolutely addictive.  Perfect for your own background study and for sharing with students as well.