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, ...

KeiZai Koho Fellowships

Hello and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and prosperous 2012! Why not challenge yourself this new year with a trip next summer to Japan? This is a friendly reminder that applications for the 2012 Keizai Koho Fellowship Program must be received by February 17, 2012. Below are details about the fellowship. Be sure to have a look at the website and check this not-to-be missed all expense paid ten day backstage pass to Japan! Who: Middle and High School teachers of Economics, Social Studies, and History. Supervisors, specialists, and school administrators at the district and state levels; and faculty associated with colleges directly concerned with the training of K-12 teachers. What: Two-week Educator Tour of major industrial and corporate facilities, meetings with key business leaders, meetings with educators including school visits, discussions with teachers and students, and a home stay with a Japanese family in Japan. Where: The ten-day itinerary in Japan will focus on Tokyo. Typically, there is at least one scheduled visit to a destination outside of Tokyo. When: June 29 – July 8, 2012 (Tentative) Why: For an opportunity to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance the teaching of Japan in the classroom. How: Apply Now! Applications are due February 17,...

South Carolina Geography Institutes Summer 2011

The South Carolina Geographic Alliance accepts participants from other states for its two summer institutes. Please consider sending your teachers to us. Two opportunities: June 12-24: Alliance Summer Geography Institute. This is a traditional TC development institute. Lots of content, lots of field trips, 3 graduate credits. Application materials here: http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/events/asgi_events.html June 12-17: Geotechnology Institute. One week of GIS, GPS, virtual globes – all tailored toward K-12 instruction. Application materials here: http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/events/gis.html The application deadline for each is April 15, but I can extend that for your teachers. But work quickly so I can save spots for...

We Help Teachers Explore the World!

Would you like to earn professional development/graduate school credit while seeing the world? Would your students benefit by learning from a teacher with first hand experience in other countries? Would you like to travel abroad on inexpensive trips designed specifically for educators? If this interests you please visit www.geeo.org. For the summer of 2011, GEEO is offering travel programs to India, China, Vietnam, Turkey / Syria / Jordan / Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa / Mozambique / Zimbabwe / Botswana, Morocco, Argentina / Uruguay / Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala / Belize / Mexico. Please go to www.geeo.org to find out more about GEEO’s 2011 travel opportunities. Feel free to contact GEEO if you have any questions toll free at 1-877-600-0105 or by email at jesse@geeo.org. See...

Roundup of Egypt resources through the Outreach Center

As the events in Egypt continue to unfold the Outreach Center will keep you informed about all relevant resources available both on-campus and on-line. Please find below links to current materials and events. A fact sheet on Egypt and Tunisia is now available at the Outreach Center home page: Fact Sheet A resource page including video and audio clips from Harvard faculty and affiliates are now available through the CMES web site: Here and Now” from Web 2 Feb Minnesota Public Radio’s “Midday with Gary Eichten” today at 12:06 EST: Livestream Listen later A panel of CMES Scholars, Harvard faculty and affiliates titled “Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon: Changing Arab Politics?” will convene this evening, 3 February beginning at 6:00pm EST. Attend Livestream A webinar on “Egypt as a Teachable Moment” will convene on Monday 7 February. Unfortunately this event is now filled. We will continue to keep you informed of new resources, events and opportunities as they become available. The Choices Program: Egypt Uprising, Resources and Lesson...