The Global Education Institute for Teachers will increase participants’ knowledge of, and capacity to teach with, global perspectives on social justice. Co-organized by Global Education at the Stanley Center, University of Iowa (UI) International Programs, the Stanley Museum of Art, and the UI College of Education, the 2023 Global Education Institute for Teachers is designed to introduce educators to the rationale behind learning global concepts and skills and methods to infuse global perspectives on social justice into the curriculum. In so doing, the Institute will focus on the proposed 21st Century Skills: Essential Concepts and Skills for Global Literacy developed for the Iowa Department of Education.

The course will focus on the following:

  • Applying global perspectives in teaching and learning through social justice
  • Increasing “state of the planet” awareness, intercultural competence, knowledge of global systems, and the impact of human choices across the curriculum
  • Engaging as a global citizen
  • Addressing the Iowa Core 21st Century Skills on Global Literacy and Culture

The course will also include:

  • Lectures and group discussions with scholars in the academic disciplines on how to relate a global perspective to specific curricular areas
  • Collaborative discussions on curriculum design and lesson development
  • Digital technology for increased global understanding

“It was wonderful. My brain is overflowing.”

“Fantastic course—overwhelmingly satisfied.”

“Excellent institute! Look forward to more education experiences similar to this!”

“Yearlong implementation, not just media/current event based!”

“I am excited to use what I learned in my classroom!”


Meeting in person:  
Thursday, June 8 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Virtual sessions: 
Thursday, June 15 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 22 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 29 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.

You must be able to attend all sessions to receive renewal credit.


Kimberly Datchuk
Curator of Learning and Engagement, Stanley Museum of Art

Will Coghill-Behrends
Co-director, Linda R. Baker Teacher Leader Center, University of Iowa College of Education

How to Attend

Institute is limited to teachers that have not participated in the last three years.

Deadline to apply has been extended.

FREE tuition! Tuition for the one license renewal credit is included at no cost to participants.

FREE housing! Teachers who live outside a 50-mile radius of Iowa City may also receive
housing on the University of Iowa campus at no cost.

Apply now


For questions, contact Amy Green at 319-335-1433 or email

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance by email at or call 319-335-1433.