Invitation to Population Connection Facilitator Institute in New England

Dear Dr. Jobin,

I am pleased to announce that Population Connection will be sponsoring a  facilitator-training institute at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center at  Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts on July 28-29, 2012. As Coordinator  for the NH Geographic Alliance, I thought you may be interested in applying and  letting colleagues know about this event. This will be an excellent opportunity  for math educators from around New England to become acquainted with innovative,  interdisciplinary curricula that builds math skills using real world issues (the  environment and global demographics), and to prepare to become volunteer  facilitators for the program.

The facilitator training is open to educators throughout New England who are  interested in leading Population Education workshops for their colleagues at  schools, universities, and conferences around the region. Participants will  include K-12 teachers, university education faculty and nonformal educators who  work with teachers.

Thanks to foundation support, we are able to cover most of your expenses for the  weekend event (two nights lodging, meals during the workshop and up to $100  travel stipend to offset mileage expense.) Participants will also receive an  extensive handbook of training materials and a variety of curriculum resources,  including the latest edition of Population Connection’s award-winning “dot”
video, World Population. Since 1990, Population Connection (formerly ZPG) has been hosting  train-the-trainer institutes to prepare educators to facilitate workshops using  our hands-on curricula.

During our institutes, we demonstrate a range of  teaching activities for different grade levels, share presentation ideas and discuss the many social and ecological issues related to population growth and  resource use dynamics.

Population Connection is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization based in Washington,  DC. Our acclaimed Population Education Program has been producing teaching  resources for the past 35 years and offering professional development workshops  to allow educators to participate in the many hands-on, inquiry-based activities  that have become part of tens of thousands of teachers’ K-12 classrooms.

To apply, go to our website: www.PopulationEducation.org  and click on “New England Leadership Institute – Summer 2012.” Complete the application form and send it in with a current resumé or CV.

Space is limited, and slots for our facilitator trainings always fill up quickly. Priority will  be given to those applicants who will have clear opportunities during the  2012-2013 school year and beyond to facilitate workshops.

Please note that there is an application deadline of April 1, 2012. If you would like additional information, please contact me at the phone number or e-mail address below.

Also, please feel free to share this information with colleagues.

Sincerely,

Pamela Wasserman
Vice President for Education
Population Education Program
1-800-767-1956

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