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January 2015

Educator Workshop – Measuring the Impact of Global Health Crises

January 22, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Landing at Northcut, 5001 25th Avenue NE
Seattle,WA98105United States
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Join Global Classroom to go beyond the headlines in examining the current Ebola outbreak and its impact on global health. First, educators will hear from Dr. Matthew Sparke, Professor at the University of Washington Department of Global Health. Next we will be joined by the public for a panel discussion on the future implications of the Ebola epidemic.

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February 2015

Educator Workshop – Understanding the Syrian Refugee Crisis

February 11, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Great Hall at Greenlake (Fireside Room), 7220 Woodlawn Ave NE
Seattle,WA98115United States
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kids by UNHCR tent

Join Global Classroom on February 11th to take a look at the current challenges facing the displaced Syrian people - half of whom are children - after nearly four years of conflict. Hear from Professor Kathie Friedman and Rita Zawaideh, receive a teacher resource packet, and earn 3 clock hours.

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March 2015

Educator Workshop – Debunking the Myths on Teaching About Turkey

March 11, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Billings Middle School (West Hall), 7217 Woodlawn Ave NE
Seattle,WA98115United States
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blue mosque turkey featured image

Turkey has played an important role throughout history and remains a pivotal country in shaping our world today. How can teachers integrate Turkey and Turkish culture into their curriculum? Register for this Global Classroom workshop and apply for an almost-all-expenses paid summer study tour to Turkey!

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April 2015

Educator Workshop – Exploring U.S. – Latin America Relations

April 28, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences (Gymnasium Building), 1111 13th Ave
Seattle,WA98122United States
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Join Global Classroom to examine the current relationship between the U.S. and the Latin America region. What are the implications of recent political and economic events? How can you tie Latin America into your classroom?

First, educators will hear from Professor Marc McLeod, Director of Latin America Studies at Seattle University and a group of local returned Peace Corps volunteers who have served in various Latin American countries. Educators will receive a light buffet, resource packet, and 3 clock hours.

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May 2015
$15 - $25

World Citizen Essay Contest and World Educator Award Ceremony

May 26, 2015 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Erickson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave
Seattle,WA98122United States
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filming the globe

The World Affairs Council is thrilled to host KING-TV’s Margaret Larson as our keynote speaker for the 16th annual World Citizen Essay Contest and World Educator Award Ceremony. We will honor our 2014-15 World Educator Brandon Frederick and salute nine Washington State students for their creative and thoughtful essays on this year's "if you were a foreign correspondent" prompt.

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October 2015

Educator Workshop – Bringing the World to the Classroom through Film

October 27, 2015 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Global Classroom for an evening with SIFF exploring various global films. Learn how you can use film effectively to bring the world into the classroom, and explore film as a tool for helping your students understand different countries, cultures, and perspectives. We’ll explore the possibilities with SIFF's Educational Programs Manager Dustin Kaspar and Seattle-based documentary filmmaker Sandy Cioffi.

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November 2015

Around the World in Seattle: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Your Classroom

November 10, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Ingraham High School, Room 43, 1819 N 135th St
Seattle,WA98133United States
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Join Global Classroom and representatives of OneWorld Now and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation to learn how they are using a film project, "Around the World in Seattle," to facilitate discussion about diversity in our community. In this workshop, we will explore how this film can be used as a jumping-off point from which to foster peer-to-peer learning and dialogue around identity, community, and social justice issues. How can we help students learn to recognize, appreciate, and learn from the diversity they encounter daily in their own communities?

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Educator Workshop – From Conflict to Cooperation? Exploring U.S.-Russia Relations

November 17, 2015 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Seattle Prep, Ignatius Hall Room 203, 2400 11th Ave E
Seattle,WA98102United States
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Join Global Classroom for an engaging evening of Russian history, culture, and politics with Jill Dougherty, former CNN Moscow Bureau Chief. Help your students to grapple with the complex relationships of today’s world leaders, and to understand Russia’s unique positionality in politics past and present.

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January 2016

Educator Workshop – Creating a Democratic Classroom: Platform for Engaged Global Leaders

January 21, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mercer International Middle School, 1600 S Columbian Way
Seattle,WA98108United States
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global leadership teachers

Global Classroom is proud to partner with Global Visionaries for a workshop to learn effective strategies to engage students in being active global citizens. Join educators from around the region to learn a highly effective approach to creating a climate of mutual respect and shared ownership in which students leaders become engaged global leaders both in and out of the classroom.

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February 2016

China on the World Stage

February 25, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Roosevelt High School, Room 207, 1410 NE 66th St
Seattle,98115United States
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China promo image

Register Here   Aside from being the most populated country in the world, China is a manufacturing and exporting powerhouse of machinery and technology. Despite China’s GDP—which has been growing an average of 10% each year—China has come to the forefront of global politics for both its deteriorating manufacturing sector and its urgent environmental crisis. Why is China’s manufacturing sector so crucial to the global economy? What was China’s role in the Paris Climate Conference and how…

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March 2016

Reflections From Turkey: Exploring Politics, Culture, and Cuisine

March 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd SE
Bellevue,98006United States
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Turey 03.05

Dr. Onur Bakiner will lead a discussion on Turkish history, culture, and contemporary politics. Students in Newport High School’s culinary class will share their cooking skills with us. We will also be joined by a cohort of Washington teachers who participated in our 2015 Study Tour of Turkey.

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Congratulations to The Northwest School on Winning the WA Regional Euro Challenge Competition!

March 9, 2016
Euro Challenge

Global Classroom wishes the students at College Place High School, the Northwest School, and Glacier Peak luck in the National Euro Challenge Preliminary Competition on Wednesday, March 9.

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April 2016

Teacher’s Workshop: Displacement, Resettlement, and Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis

April 20, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Antioch University Seattle Campus, 2326 6th Avenue Room 100
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Refugee Resettlement

In this very special Global Classroom workshop, educators will explore the experiences of displaced peoples and aid workers, and discuss methodologies for teaching about refugees in a way that engenders empathy and acknowledges complexity.

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May 2016

Global Classroom Presents: The Future of Water Worldwide

May 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hamilton International Middle School, 1610 N 41st St
Seattle,98103United States
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A very special ceremony to celebrate our 17th Annual World Citizen Essay Contest, with keynote speaker Jeff Raikes, and featuring Marla Smith-Nilson and Patrick Grant.

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August 2016

International Schools Mini Symposium

August 29, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chief Sealth International High School, 2600 SW Thistle Street
Seattle,WA98126United States
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Join us on Monday, August 29th for a mini-symposium all about international education. Network with Seattle International School teachers, share ideas, discover classroom resources, and learn new strategies for preparing global citizens. Teacher-led workshop sessions will include information on Earning the SPS International Education Category; Globalizing Curriculum through Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning; Developing Global Competence; Investigating the World and Recognizing Perspectives; and Running a Global Leadership Class in High School.

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September 2016

Brexit, Transatlantic Relations, and Russia: The Global Significance of a British Exit from the EU

September 27, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Roosevelt High School, 1410 NE 66th St
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Join Global Classroom to examine the global significance of Britain's Exit from the EU. Learn about the wider implications of Brexit for the EU, Europe, Russia, the US, and in terms of international relations more broadly.

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