Sunday, September 21, 2008

Teaching Locally, Thinking Globally

In today's globalizing world, countless children are growing up among many cultures. How does this "new normal" shape the child? What opportunities and challenges does it create for teachers? How are these students an untapped resource for bringing more global awareness into our classrooms?

Find out at a workshop targeted at Middle/Secondary, Early/Middle Childhood, Physical Education, Counseling, Administration and Special Education professionals.

"Teaching Locally, Thinking Globally: Recognizing the Hidden Diversity of Cross-Cultural Kids in the Classroom" is a one-credit class (ED 501) taught by Ruth Van Reken. It will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two Saturdays, 4 and 11 October.

The Continuing Professional Development Workshop is sponsored by the Butler University College of Education. Fee is $370. For information, contact Cindy Smith, 317:940-8464.

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