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IGI Summer 2023 Global Educators Workshop: "Education at the Edge: Global Challenges in the Classroom and Beyond”

Event Type
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; Illinois Global Institute; Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
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Jul 18, 2023 - Jul 20, 2023   10:00 am - 12:00 pm  
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European Union Center Events

Registration is open for the IGI Summer 2023 Global Educator Workshop: http://go.illinois.edu/IGISummerEducatorsWorkshop23. This workshop features three days of round-table discussions within 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. Please double-check the workshop start time in your time zone here

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, July 18, 10:00am-12:00pm CT  

10:00-10:05: Introduction 

10:05-10:45: “Multilingual Learners in Unit 4,” presented by Carolynn Bartolotta (Director of Multilingual and World Languages Services, Champaign Unit 4 Schools)

10:45-10:55: Q&A 

10:55-11:00: Break 

11:00-11:45: Roundtable discussion on banned books and the politicization of education, featuring David Eby (PhD Student, Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Mirko Labbri (Middle School Math, Science, and STEAM Teacher, Istituto Comprensivo di San Fior, Italy), Karen Sparks (High School English Teacher, Morton Ranch High School, TX), and Michelle Wohlschlegel (Teacher of Ancient History and History, King Edward VI College, Nuneaton, England)

11:45-11:55: Q&A 

11:55-12:00: Day 1 Conclusion  

Wednesday, July 19, 10:00am-12:00pm CT  

10:00-10:05: Introduction 

10:05-10:25: “Implications of Current Global Migration in Our Local Communities,” presented by Dr. Gioconda Guerra Pérez (Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)  

10:25-10:45: “New Challenges and Shifting Needs in Services Provided to English Learners and Refugee Students,” presented by Mario Perez (Director of the International Newcomer Center; PhD student in Education Policy) 

10:45-10:55: Q&A 

10:55-11:00: Break 

11:00-11:45: Roundtable discussion on ChatGPT in the classroom, featuring Magdalena Brzezińska (Lecturer and instructor at the WSB Merito University in Poznan, Poland), Ozgu Ozturk (EFL Instructor, Çakmaklı Republic Anatolian High School, Türkiye), and Akash Saini (Graduate Teaching Assistant & PhD Student, Education Policy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

11:45-11:55: Q&A 

11:55-12:00: Day 2 Conclusion  

Thursday, July 20 10:00am-12:00pm CT  

10:00-10:05: Introduction 

10:05-10:45: “A Black/Africana Studies Response to Curriculum Bias, Distortion, and Assaults on Heritage Teaching,” presented by 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)

10:45-10:55 Q&A 

10:55-11:00 Break 

11:00-11:45 “South Carolina’s Education Challenges: Public Education Advocacy in the Palmetto State,” presented by 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) 

11:45-11:55 Q&A 

11:55-12:00 Day 3 Conclusion 

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