UChicago Summer Institute for Educators 2017—Global Competency at Work: Practicing International Journalism at the Local Level

WhenJune 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
WhereSaieh Hall for Economics
Contact InformationCenter for Latin American Studies
DescriptionJune 26–27, 2016, 8:30 am–4:00 pm both days

How interested are students in global issues? Why is it important for students to investigate global issues? How are students accessing the news? How can students positively contribute to the global media landscape as both consumers and producers of online content?

This two-day professional development workshop brings together award-winning journalists supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and digital educational resources created by Pulitzer Center and UChicago to address the incorporation of current global issues in the classroom. The program will include a combination of presentations and hands-on curriculum building activities. Participants will leave with the tools to incorporate new content into their classes, as well as connections to journalists working on these issues.


Intended for elementary through community college educators (K–14), the Summer Institute for Educators is open to all interested parties. Attendees can earn up to 12 CPDUs by completing the Institute.

Non-refundable registration fee includes light breakfast and lunch both days, and instructional materials.

The Institute is presented by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. It is made possible through generous support from the Title VI National Resource Center grants from the US Department of Education.

Schedule: http://educatoroutreach.uchicago.edu/page/2017-summer-institute-educators

Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 203.

The 2017 Summer Institute for Educators is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Neighborhood Schools Program, and presented in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Workshops
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