Each year, International Programs (IP), in partnership with the Stanley Foundation, offers a professional development workshop for Iowa's K-12 teachers focusing on international topics and issues of critical importance. Over the years, institute themes have included Fragile Economies; Understanding Nigeria; Understanding the Middle East; The US/Mexico Border and Immigration Policies; and Terrorism and Mass Media.
Inspired by the introduction of the new Iowa Core Curriculum and its focus on global literacy concepts and 21st century skills, the institute has turned its attention to global education, with a goal of preparing teachers from across the state to infuse global perspectives into their classrooms.
The institute is a professional development opportunity. The director of the Global Education Institute for Teachers is Dr. Greg Hamot, a professor in the UI College of Education and the associate director of the UI Center for Human Rights.
Middle, junior and high school teachers from Iowa’s four congressional districts are invited to apply to the institute, where they’ll spend two days on the UI campus engaged in training, group activities, workshops, and guest speaker presentations.
The 2015 Global Education Institute for Teachers was held December 5-6, 2015.
For any other questions, please contact Amy Green at (319) 335-1433.