IGI Summer 2023 Global Educators Workshop
“Education at the Edge: Global Challenges in the classroom and beyond”
Illinois Global Institute is pleased to announce the IGI Summer 2023 Global Educator Workshop. This workshop features three days of round-table discussions around the context of world languages and area studies with the theme of “Education at the Edge: Global Challenges in the Classroom and Beyond.” K-12 educators from around the world are encouraged to attend any and all of the events listed in the forthcoming workshop program. Illinois teachers can receive up to 5.75 Professional Development Hours (PDH) for attending this workshop. All participants who attend at least 4 hours according to Zoom data will receive an electronic certificate of attendance.
Tuesday, 7/18/23: 10:00am-12:00pm CST
10:05-10:45: Carolynn Bartolotta (Director of Multilingual and World Languages Services, Champaign Unit 4 Schools) "Multilingual Learners in Unit 4)
11:05-11:45: Roundtable Topic: Banned Books and Politicization of Education
Speakers: Karen Sparks (High School English Teacher, Morton Ranch High School, TX), MIchelle Wohlschlegel (Teacher of Ancient History and History, King Edward VI College, Nuneaton, England), David Eby (PhD Student, Information Sciences, Univerfsity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Mirko Labbri (Middle School Math, Science, and STEAM Teacher, Istituto Comprensive di San Fior, Italy)
Wednesday, 7/19/23, 10:00am-12:00pm CST
10:05-10:25: Dr. Gioconda Guerra Pérez (Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity) “Implications of Current Global Migration in Our Local Communities”
10:25-10:45: Mario Perez (Director of the International Newcomer Center; PhD student in Education Policy) “International Newcomer Center, new challenges and shifting needs re: services provided to ELLs, refugees”
11:05-11:45: Roundtable Topic: ChatGPT in the Classroom
Speakers: Akash Saini (Graduate Teaching Assistant & PhD Student, Education Policy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Magdalena Brzezińska (Lecturer and Instructor at the WSB Merito University in Poznan, Poland), Ozgu Ozturk (EFL Instructor, Cakmakli Republic Anatolian High School, Türkiye)
Thursday, 7/20/23, 10:00am-12:00pm CT
10:05-10:45: Dr. Joyce E King (Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership and Professor of Educational Policy Studies in the College of Education & Human Development, Georgia State University) firstname.lastname@example.org
A Black/Africana Studies Response to Curriculum Bias, Distortion, and Assaults on Heritage Teaching.
Black/Africana history and heritage instruction faces renewed threats at all levels of education in US schools with the rise of white supremacy nationalism’s curriculum backlash. Dr. Joyce E. King presents, The Guardians of Heritage, a cross-national, intergenerational youth civic leadership collaborative’s Black/Africana Studies response to curriculum bias and distortion in academic scholarship that undermine Black youth’s identification with their African heritage, particularly as a result of the way the enslavement of Africans is taught.
11:05-11:45: Dr. Kendall Deas (Post-Doctoral Fellow in Race, Freedom, and Democratic Citizenship, African American Studies Program and Institute for African American Research, University of South Carolina)
South Carolina’s Education Challenges: Public Education Advocacy in the Palmetto State
More information and a full schedule may be found here: https://go.illinois.edu/WorkshopSchedule2023
This annual event is sponsored by the Illinois Global Institute; Center for African Studies; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Center for Global Studies; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; European Union Center; Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; Women & Gender in Global Perspectives.