Global Connections

Unleashing Your Inner Geographer: Explore and Create with National Geographic


New resources from National Geographic Education—including easy-to-use tools for creating map tours and current event connections—bring the interconnected world and its geographic systems to your fingertips.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Sean O'Connor, Caryl Sue Micalizio, National Geographic Society, Washington,
DC

Room: 
124
session id: 
785
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Experience Turkey: Teacher Tours Sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation


Experience Turkey, the modern, vibrant nation at the intersection of East and West. Explore centuries-old architecture, savor culinary delights and soak up Turkey's rich culture during these two-week tours.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

John Gokcen, Honorary Consul General, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Kirkland, WA

Room: 
4C-1
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Travel around the World without Leaving the Classroom


Awaken your students' curiosity by bringing the world into their classroom and expanding their knowledge of world history, geography, and cultures as well as their skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and analysis through the use of various strategies. A CD with lesson plans and teaching materials tied to various K-12 history, geography, and language arts standards will be provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tucson, AZ

Room: 
608
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Others' Lives: Using Current Non-Fiction Resources to Advance Global Understanding


Enrich your students' views and understanding of historical events, cultural diversity, and global issues through the use of web-based strategies that utilize current non-fiction resources (e.g., memoirs, newspaper articles, etc.) to improve reading comprehension, content knowledge, and interdisciplinary writing skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:14pm
Presenters: 

David Bosso, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT

Room: 
608
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Human Rights Education in the Middle School Classroom: What You Do Matters


What is at the heart of who we are as a society? Join this session and walk away with classroom-ready tools and activities to teach your students about historical and present day issues and the activists who made a difference. Technology and active learning to engage middle school students in human rights will be emphasized.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Joseph D. Karb, Springville-Griffith Institute Middle School, Springville, NY

Room: 
608
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Cultural Literacy--Getting to Know the Sikh Americans


Explore Sikh culture, traditions, identity, and faith with "Fun Facts"; "Did You Know"; and "Culture Quiz" segments that entertain and inform. This program will leave students engaged and enlightened.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Janice Singh, Kaur Foundation, Potomac, MD

Room: 
4C-3
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Humanity in the Midst of War: Empowering Tomorrow's Global Citizens


War is much more complicated than a video game. Give your students the skills to grapple with global issues and explore humanitarian responses to conflict. Free, standards-aligned, ready-to-use resources provided.

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Alicia Guajardo, James Lane, American Red Cross, Washington, DC; Joanne Dufour, Antioch University, Seattle, WA

Room: 
608
session id: 
862
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Engaging ELLs in Meaningful Social Studies and Literacy Learning


Using narrative, students participate in learning experiences from the viewpoint of a character to construct personal understandings about subject matter and apply literacy skills within a meaningful context. Curriculum provided.

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia

Room: 
615
session id: 
236
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Creating e-Books that Matter: Here’s Everything You Need to Know


Janet Wong (janetwong.com) has written e-books on endangered animals, political awareness, and other social issues. Join her in a step-by-step workshop on publishing your own e-book. Come ready to create!

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Janet Wong, Princeton, NJ

Room: 
613
session id: 
80
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Window to the Circumpolar World: Global Interdependence in the Arctic


The Arctic is receiving increased attention as a result of climate change, natural resource exploitation, and sovereignty issues. If there is a “bright side” to these issues, it is that Arctic indigenous peoples have a greater involvement and more influential voice in international affairs than ever before.   --> read more »

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 8:30am - 1:00pm
Presenters: 

Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Amy Sotherden, Center of the Study of Canada/Institute on Québec Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY; Betsy Arntzen, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME; Tina Storer, Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Room: 
Consul General of Canada, Seattle, 1501 4th Ave., #600
session id: 
451
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