05/19/11

Invitation: Training Institute on The World As It Could Be

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scene from summer instituteFollowing the success of last year’s three-day Summer Training Institute for teachers, non-profit leaders and graduate students  on The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Project, we are delighted to join with the International and Multicultural Studies Department of the University of San Francisco School of Education in announcing this year’s Institute, to be held August 2-4 on the USF campus.

Bay Area high school teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university faculty members, graduate students and leaders of community groups are encouraged to apply.

Teachers focused on academic subjects, including social studies, history and language arts will experience how to integrate creative arts elements – spoken word, visual arts, dance/movement, performing arts, digital arts, and music – into their teaching of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to help students grasp and apply otherwise abstract concepts, and enthusiastically utilize critical thinking, creative expression and writing skills.

Leaders working with youth to address social justice issues will acquire UDHR content and curriculum that can enhance their programs.

There is no charge to attend;  enrollment is limited to 25 participants.

2011 Summer Institute Details: Download the detailed schedule of the three-day Summer Institute program (pdf)

Download the application

See the materials from last year’s Institute, including the culminating video.

Download The World As It Could Be Human Rights Project Education Curriculum