Illinois Global Institute is pleased to announce the IGI Summer 2022 Global Educator Workshop - 3 days of round-table discussions around the context of world languages and area studies with the theme of "World Languages & Area Studies: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Perspectives." K-12 educators from around the globe are encouraged to attend any of the events listed in the agenda below. Illinois K-12 educators are eligible to receive ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH).
This annual event is sponsored by 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 Studies; Women & Gender in Global Perspectives at Illinois
Registration link: https://go.illinois.edu/IGISummer2022GlobalEducatorsWorkshop
Title: "Leadership for a Bright Future in World Languages"
Jessica Haxhi has been the Supervisor of World Languages for New Haven Public Schools in Connecticut since 2013, overseeing 85 teachers and seven languages, including Mandarin and Japanese. Jessica is currently ACTFL Past President and is a past President of AATJ. She served on the National Japanese Standards Committee and the ACTFL-NCSSFL Can-Do Statements Committee. Previously, Jessica taught Japanese for 20 years and taught world language methods at a local university. She received the Milken Family Foundation National Teacher Award (2002), the U.S.-Japan Foundation Elgin Heinz Outstanding Japanese Teacher Award (2008), and the International Women’s Day New Haven Award for Outstanding Public Service (2019).