Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module? Are you looking for an opportunity to have your students examine political, economic, social, cultural, ecological questions from multiple lenses? Then this is a great chance to draw on the expertise of your colleagues, collaborate (and model collaborative learning for your students!), and produce a truly unique and inspired lesson plan. At the University Center for International Studies, we are excited to offer you the space and resources in this paid opportunity to do such work!
Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!
What K-12 educators will receive:
· Time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson.
· Act 48 credit hours and a $300 stipend.
· A mini-grant (up to $200) for your team to purchase curricular materials to teach your new lesson/unit.
What Pitt’s Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education Students will receive:
· An opportunity to observe and contribute to (re)designing an interdisciplinary, global lesson/unit.
· Tuition remission for a 1-credit course during the Summer I term is available upon request.
Workshop Dates: June 21, 23, 25, 2021, 10:00am – 2:00pm (lunch break from 12:00pm – 12:30pm), and new content must be taught in the 2021-2022 academic year. *Attendance at all sessions is required.
Working Group for K-12 educators: Apply as a team of 2-4 teachers from different subject areas at the same school. This opportunity is open to elementary, middle, and high school teachers. At each meeting, you will work with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.
Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education students: This opportunity is open to current Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education students. You will be assigned to a team of K-12 educators currently teaching in a school working on (re)designing an interdisciplinary, global lesson/unit based on your interest in the topic/theme/discipline of available projects.
To Apply (K-12 Educators): Submit your application by May 17. Accepted applications will be notified by May 21. Direct any questions to Maja Konitzer.
To Apply (Teacher Education students): Register here. Direct any questions to Maja Konitzer.