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.
Vice President for Education
Population Education Program