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Travel seminar opportunity for educators to study in Jordan – “Teachers’ Curriculum Development Program: Jordan 2020”

When: May 31-June 29, 2020

Where: International travel to Jordan; pre-travel program activities conducted via Zoom meetings

What: “Continuity and Change in Jordan: Social and Environmental Transformations” is a FUNDED curriculum development program for K-12 and community college educators in the fields of Social Studies, Humanities, English/Language Arts, Foreign Language, and the Fine Arts. The program will focus on Jordan’s complexity as an ancient land of native peoples and as a modern, developing society.

The Jordan program, open to educators nationwide who are of Native American background, who work with Native American students, or who teach about indigenous U.S. peoples (i.e. U.S. History, Literature), is especially designed to incorporate indigenous and tribal issues in teaching about the Middle East, providing a lens that will benefit all U.S. student populations. Some of the topics the program will explore are: the relations of tribes (Bedouin) to the government, women’s roles within a traditional society, environmental issues (arid lands), shared waters, and populations separated by borders. 

Application instructions and program details can be found here:

Volunteers needed for the Academic Decathlon Regional Competition January 31 and February 1st

When: January 31 and February 1, 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Red Mountain High School, Mesa AZ 85207

What: Mesa Public Schools is looking for volunteers for our Region IV Academic Decathlon competition January 31 and Feb. 1st held at Red Mountain High School. Training is provided and would be in areas of Judging Speech, Interviews, Essays, Test Proctor and Super Quiz.

Register as a volunteer here:

Conference Opportunity for all educators at the 7th Annual Civic Learning Conference: “Our Sputnik Moment: Revitalizing Civic Learning and Community Engagement throughout our Civic Spaces “

When: February 14, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Black Canyon Conference Center 9440 North 25th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021

What: Join the Arizona Department of Education, Higher Education faculty, Arizona K-12 educators, Arizona Civic Engagement Schools, community organizations and Adult Education program staff for a full day of civic learning. Highly topical and interactive sessions will focus on inspiring civic engagement for all Arizona learners, pre-kindergarten through adult. All sessions will utilize at least one of the six proven practices for civic learning. There will be sessions for early childhood, elementary, middle, high school, college and university, and adult education instructors.

Register for the conference here:

Speak at the conference by submitting your proposal here:

Professional Development Opportunity for teachers: 2020 Summer Seminar “What We Teach and Why: Philosophers of Education from the Enlightenment to the Present”

When: July 12-31, 2020; deadline to apply is March 1, 2020

Where: Boston University, Boston, MA

What: The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering a professional development opportunity for teachers in the summer of 2020 titled “What We Teach and Why: Philosophers of Education from the Enlightenment to the Present.” The overarching goals of the NEH Summer Seminar will be to introduce NEH Summer Scholars to debates among significant philosophers of education, to understand the connections among their ideas, and to articulate ways their theories can be made accessible and relevant to K-12 educators today. Teachers are given a stipend of $2,700 for three weeks in residence in Boston.

More information and a link to the registration form can be found here:

FREE Conference Opportunity for educators: 2020 Educator’s Conference on the Holocaust

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 4:15pm-8:45pm

Where: Burton Barr Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix AZ

What: The theme of this event is Holocaust by Bullets. Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois has dedicated his life to documenting, identifying and examining the sites where Jews were exterminated by Nazi mobile units in Eastern Europe. Compiling new material and many eye-witness accounts, Father Patrick Desbois, has put together the definitive account of one of World War II’s bloodiest chapters. Father Desbois is President of Yahad – In Unum, a global humanitarian organization he founded is dedicated to identifying and commemorating these sites of mass executions. This conference will give educators tools and information they need to provide meaningful and challenging course on the Holocaust.

Register for the conference here: