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October 2016

Gender, Development, and Human Rights Work in North Africa and the Middle East

October 25, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hamilton International Middle School, 1610 N 41st St
Seattle,98103United States
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REGISTER HERE  So much of what we hear about the Middle East and North Africa today revolves around conflict, division, and instability. Less commonly are we presented stories about diversity, development, strength, and progress. Challenge the narrative of negativity, and learn more about what good is being done in the region. Join us on Tuesday, October 25 for a special Educator’s Workshop featuring visiting NGO and development workers from Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.Our International Visitors are in Seattle…

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OSPI Candidates Forum: The Future of International Education in Washington State

October 25, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hamilton International Middle School, 1610 N 41st St
Seattle,98103United States
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Join us for a Candidates Forum on International Education with Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal, candidates for Washington State’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. RSVP HERE  Our children’s lives will be defined by the world within and beyond our borders; how will our state’s education system work to reflect this reality? The next Superintendent of Public Instruction will play a key role in guiding the direction that Washington schools go in. Learn about candidates Reykdal and Jones’ vision for advancing…

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November 2016
$30

Climate Change and Human Rights Workshop

November 3, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Poulsbo,WA98370United States
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Join the World Affairs Council and Western Washington University on November 3rd at the SEA Discovery Center for an educator’s workshop all about climate change and its relationship to issues of social justice and human rights around the world.

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January 2017
$20

Sustainable Development Goals: Girls at the Center of Development

January 26, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 5th Avenue N
Seattle,WA98109United States
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REGISTER HERE  The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched in January 2016 represent the collective efforts of 193 world leaders to attain three extraordinary outcomes by 2030. How will these be accomplished and how is gender equality at the forefront of their success?Join the World Affairs Council and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center on Thursday, January 26th for an educator’s workshop highlighting the Global Goals for Sustainable Development with a focus on Goal 5; Gender Equality.…

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February 2017

New Frontiers: Contested Claims in Arctic Exploration

February 28, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lakeside School, 14050 1st Ave NE
Seattle,WA98125United States
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Join Global Classroom on Tuesday, February 28th for a workshop that explores contested claims and emerging concerns in the Arctic. Registration ($30) includes 3 OSPI Clock Hours for teachers, a full curricular resource packet with lesson plans ideas, light meal and refreshments. This workshop is FREE to K-12 students, and open to all community members. REGISTER HERE  The Arctic has gained increasing international interest, often yielding tense circumpolar politics as the eight Arctic nation states - Canada, Denmark (Greenland and…

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March 2017

Global Classroom Book Club: Written in Water

March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Seattle Times, 1000 Denny Way
Seattle,WA98109United States
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Announcing: Global Classroom’s second annual book club, in partnership with The Seattle Times Newspapers in Education and The Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International StudiesProgram includes 10 OSPI Clock Hours upon completion of 3-part series  REGISTER HERE  The first 25 educators to register will receive a free copy of Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth's Most Precious Resource, sponsored by The Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School…

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Introducing Written in Water: Issues around Access in India and Bangladesh

March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Seattle Times, 1000 Denny Way
Seattle,98109
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  Register Here  Join us on Tuesday, March 28th to learn more about access to clean water and sanitation in India an Bangladesh, in conversation with the Founder and Executive Director of Water1st International, Marla Smith-Nilson. This program will mark the beginning of our Global Classroom's 2017 book club--but all are welcome to join us in order to learn more about water crises worldwide. We take for granted that water is the foundation of life: our world doesn’t stand a chance without…

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April 2017
$30

SOLD OUT- Global Classroom Workshop- An Evening With The Terracotta Warriors: U.S.-China Relations Through the Scope of History

April 26, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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This April, The Pacific Science Center of Washington is featuring a one-of-a-kind exhibit of The Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor. Join us for a very special evening at the Pacific Science Center to explore the Terracotta Warriors exhibit, and learn more about how ancient history continues to shape identities in contemporary China and relations with the U.S.

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May 2017
FREE

World Citizen Essay Contest Celebration: The International Year of Sustainable Tourism

May 2, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hamilton International Middle School, 1610 N 41st St
Seattle,WA98103United States
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REGISTER HERE   The United Nations General Assembly has named 2017 The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes the importance of international tourism "in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world." Join us to celebrate The International Year of Sustainable…

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July 2017

Global Classroom’s July Workshop Big World, Small Planet: Bringing Sustainability into Your Classroom

July 27, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Western Washington University, Western Washington University, Academic West 302 (AW302)
Bellingham,WA98225United States
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Join the World Affairs Council and Western Washington University’s Facing the Future on July 27th for an educator’s workshop on bringing global sustainability into your classroom.

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November 2017

Transforming Gender Norms in the Middle East and North Africa

November 1, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Roosevelt High School, Room 239, 1410 NE 66th St
Seattle,WA98115United States
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So much of what we hear about the Middle East and North Africa today revolves around conflict, division, and instability. Less commonly are we presented stories about diversity, development, strength, and progress. Challenge the narrative of negativity, and learn more about what good is being done in the region. Join us on Wednesday, November 1, for a special Educator’s Workshop featuring visiting NGO and development workers from Egypt and Tunisia.

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2017 21st Century Competence Workshops – Session 1

November 13, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Hamilton International Middle School, 1610 N 41st St
Seattle,98103United States
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The World Affairs Council and Seattle Public Schools International Schools are pleased to invite you to attend one or more of our series of workshops on 21st Century Global Competence.

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January 2018

2018 21st Century Competence Workshops – Session 2

January 8 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mercer International Middle School, 1600 S Columbian Way
Seattle,WA98108United States
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Register Here  Session 2: Collaboration in the Classroom and BeyondThe World Affairs Council and Seattle Public Schools International Schools are pleased to invite you to attend one or more of our series of workshops on 21st Century Global Competence. Each of the three workshop sessions is $30.00. In the session, we will identity the components of collaboration, examine how collaboration is interconnected with the CCSS, 21st century skills, and global competence, and set professional goals for how we can intentionally teach collaboration…

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Global Classroom: What Does it Take to Eradicate Disease?

January 17 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gates Foundation Discovery Center, 440 5th Ave N
Seattle,WA98109United States
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Register Here  Global Health & Science Education:  What does it take to eradicate disease?Join the World Affairs Council and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center for an educator workshop that takes a closer look at efforts to prevent, control, and eradicate some of the world’s most neglected diseases. Be among the first to hear about the upcoming exhibit, Countdown to Zero opening on March 1st, and learn from our panel of expert speakers involved in combating disease…

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February 2018

Global Classroom: North Korea Past and Present

February 8 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thomson Hall Room 317, University of Washington, King Lane Northeast
Seattle ,WA98105United States
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Teachers will gain a better understanding of North Korea and current challenges in international affairs. Clint Work will delve into the historical roots of the North Korean state, its internal mechanisms of social, political and ideological control and the development of critical issues on the Korean peninsula today. A Q&A session and an exploration of available teaching resources with Chelsea Toczauer will follow.

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POSTPONED: Learning from Ladakh: Development, Sustainability and Quality of Life in the Himalayas

February 13 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle,WA98118United States
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Himalayas, Ladakh, Sustainability

Join Global Classroom and our partners, Global Family Travels and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington, for an engaging workshop on development, sustainability, and cross-cultural exchange featuring Ladakh, India.

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