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Great and Inexpensive Professional Learning Opportunities Close to Home
Click here for more information about two very affordable, high-quality learning opportunities here at Harvard:
- “Cities and our Urbanizing World,” a summer workshop (July 31-August 3)
- the Globalizing the Classroom Fellowship Program that begins in August and continues through the next academic year.
Applications are due March 31.
See additional information below.
The theme for the "Globalizing the Classroom" 2017 summer teacher workshop is “Cities and Our Urbanizing World.” This four-day workshop will take place on Harvard’s Cambridge campus from July 31-August 3, 2017. It is intended for middle, high school and community college educators, primarily focusing on those that teach humanities and social sciences but open to teachers of all subjects. The workshop will feature presentations by scholars, experts, and policymakers on the increase in urbanization around the globe and the changing face of cities; explore pedagogy and skill-building techniques to help educators and students better understand the trends and what these trends mean for individuals and communities; and provide an introduction to relevant classroom resources. The workshop is offered by the Harvard Global Studies Outreach Committee in collaboration with Project Zero. The cost is $50. Travel and accommodations are not included, but breakfast and lunch are provided daily.
A second, related opportunity, is the Globalizing the Classroom (GtC) Fellowship. The GtC Fellowship allows a select group of workshop participants to remain connected to the Global Studies Outreach Committee and to each other as they take part in ongoing conversations and professional development on issues related to urbanization throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Additional professional development, devoted to area studies, urbanization content and pedagogical approaches, will primarily take place online, with a culminating in-person seminar to be scheduled in June 2018.
Applications for BOTH the workshop and the fellowship are due March 31, 2017. For more information on both opportunities, including specific information on the application process, please visit the Global Studies Outreach website.