We will compare and contrast the reporting of the watershed events such as 9/11, The Arab Spring, and the Conflict in Syria in western media with Al Jazeera's reporting.
Jeffrey Nichols, The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
This session uses jazz music to convey the elements of democracy in an Arab context. Participants join a Socratic circle to discuss Tunisia as a blueprint for modern society.
Scott Allen, Boulder Public Schools, Boulder, Colorado
"Oh Say Can you See . . . " or hear citizenship in action? Come and engage in classroom-read/tested activities in which citizenship is discussed through reactions to music.
Kristy Brugar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
This paper seeks to explain and analyze how Arab women, across the globe, are using social media to participate in the Arab Spring and the possible benefits from their participation.
Caitlin Miles, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Presenters will share an innovative curricular approach to global education, which crosses interdisciplinary boundaries, democratizes conversation through social media, and requires students to move from awareness to action.
Michael-Ann Cerniglia, Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, Pennsylvania; Joan Cucinotta, Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, Pennsylvania; Ron Kinser, Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, Pennsylvania
A Moroccan secondary teacher who recently spent five months in the U.S. shares his knowledge/experiences with democracy in both countries and converses with the audience based on their comments/questions.
Mustapha Imouri, ESL teacher, Moulay Rachid High School, Aguelmous, ; William Wilen, Emeritus Professor, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Through modeling a narrative approach to studying the Moroccan Medina and examining research on engaging pedagogies, participants will understand how intercultural and global understandings are demonstrated through problem-solving experiences.
Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Bankstown, New South Wales; Kathy Morabet, Rabat International School, Rabat,
Both programs lead students through interactive, real world curricula, culminating with ballots cast at the actual polls (Kids Voting), or an official naturalization ceremony on their campus(Citizenship Counts).
Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, Arizona
The purpose of this hands-on session is to discuss learning strategies that help students become active participants in their own learning in the classroom and beyond.
Miriam Ben-Yoseph, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois; Zaya Khananu, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
In the Elementary classroom it is important to immerse the children in the global community. I will show how to teach the importance of respect and understanding for other cultures.
Bruce Hadd, Morey Public School Academy, Shepherd, MI