The University of Iowa

Global Education Institute for Teachers

The 2021 Global Education Institute for Teachers will be held virtually June 7-28, 2021. 


Each year, International Programs (IP), in partnership with the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, 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 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 and teachers will receive one license renewal credit. 

K-12 school teachers from Iowa’s four congressional districts are invited to register for institute, where they will be engaged in training, group activities, workshops, and guest speaker presentations.