Summer Institute for Global Educators


The free online Summer Institute for Global Educators, with the support of the Longview Foundation and the National Resource Center Program of the U.S. Department of Education, will allow in-service and pre-service secondary educators in all subject areas to develop courses and lesson plans with enhanced global and regional studies content. Educators from Title I schools are especially encouraged to apply. Online synchronous and asynchronous sessions will include the use of film and media, simulations, games, and technology to enhance global learning and teaching. Pitt College in High School (CHS) teachers will have the opportunity to meet with CHS staff on foregrounding global issues while meeting University and district requirements. Participating Pennsylvania teachers can apply for Act 48 credits.

2022 Summer Institute for Global Educators

July 18-22, 2022

The 2022 Summer Institute for Global Educators will offer daily synchronous sessions from 10 am-1 pm ET and asynchronous sessions in the afternoon with readings, assignments, and time for collaboration with colleagues and curriculum development.  This year participants will be exploring the theme: The Impact of Global Experiences in Education. Below are the session themes for this summer’s Institute:

  • Day 1:  Representation and Identity
  • Day 2:  Global Connectivity
  • Day 3:  Sustainability and Wellness
  • Day 4:  Teaching through Storytelling
  • Day 5:  Games and Simulations in the Classroom*

*Unit plan outlines will be presented on Day 5 by participants to be followed up by unit plan submissions in the weeks following the Summer Institute.

Pre-service and in-service high school educators in the U.S. and Pitt College in High School teachers. This program is FREE for all participants. ACT 48 credits will be covered for participating PA teachers.

Tuesday, June 1, 2022


2021 Summer Institute for Global Educators

Dr. Susan Dawkins
Engagement Coordinator, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of Pittsburgh

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