Upcoming Professional Development Opportunity

Jan 15, 2014 by

2014 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators:  A Capital View of Canada: Nations within a Nation

June 26-July 1, 2014 in Ottawa, ON (3N) and Montréal, QC (2N), Canada

$600 Registration Cost – Travel Support Available – Additional Details at:  http://www.k12studycanada.org/scsi.html

 

Registration is now open to participate in “STUDY CANADA”, a 3 quarter credit/40 clock hour professional development course offered by Western Washington University that provides teachers with an excellent foundation for teaching about our northern neighbor. For the past 35 years, teachers, librarians, social studies supervisors and education faculty from across the U.S. have attended this renowned program to develop a better understanding of Canada, gain global perspectives of civic issues, and receive numerous resources for curriculum development. The program’s subtitle, “A Capital View of Canada: Nations within a Nation”, reflects the 6-day workshop’s special focus on multiculturalism and its location in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and the country’s second largest city, Montréal. Participants will not only learn from distinguished faculty and government officials but also experience Canada’s culture, history and environment through unique activities not possible through regular tourism. The registration cost includes tuition for credits/clock hours (if needed), instruction, 5 nights’ hotel accommodation, breakfast daily, most course activities and one-way transportation from Ottawa to Montréal, Quebec.

 

The draft agenda, a detailed program guide and feedback as well as photos from previous workshops can be viewed online. To register, simply download the registration form and mail it with full payment to Western Washington University as instructed online. Check your eligibility for a $200 travel award as well and, once you have registered, apply separately as instructed.

 

Contact tina.storer@wwu.edu to indicate your interest and to inquire personally about program and financial support details.

 

The US Department of Education (USDOE) supports the “STUDY CANADA” program with funding from a Title VI grant. The program has been offered by WWU’s Center for Canadian-American Studies, a USDOE-designated National Resource Center for Canada in the United States (in consortium with the University of Washington’s Canadian Studies Center) since 1978.  Outreach support for this program is also provided by the Raoul Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Government of Québec.

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