07/26/10

The World As It Could Be Summer Institute–August 3-5, 2010

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Teachers, students, community workers: The World As It Could Be Project launches its first three-day Institute to train teachers and non-profit leaders on curriculum that utilizes the creative arts to enhance understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and helps further its principles.

Attendance at the Institute in San Francisco is limited to 30 participants. There are still a few spaces available at no charge –please join us!

INVITATION FROM THE REX FOUNDATION IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL & MULTICULTURAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

To:   Teachers and Administrators in Bay Area High Schools |   Leaders of Community Based Non-Profit Organizations|    University Faculty and Graduate Students

For: 3-Day Training Institute on The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Project ©

Educational materials and a celebratory process to inspire high school-aged youth to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The educational materials incorporate the creative arts as an integral part of the teaching process.

See the full Institute Program for more details, including presenter information, and download the registration form here.

When and Where: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – August 3-5, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., University of San Francisco School of Education,    2350 Turk Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94114, Room 110

Why: With successful pilot work in two Bay Area high schools, we present unique curriculum that excites students about learning, being engaged in actions and behaviors that further positive interactions with their peers, teachers and extended communities, and taking action to promote equity, justice and human dignity for all people.

Teachers focused on academic subjects, including social studies, history and language arts will experience how to integrate six creative arts elements – spoken word, visual arts, dance/ movement, performing arts, digital arts, and music – into their teaching of the UDHR 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.

Bay Area District High School Teachers will receive professional development compensation.

Attendance is limited to 30 people.

E-mail: sandy@rexfoundation.org Fax: 415-561-3136    Call: 415-561-3134

Download flyer and registration form (pdf)

Download program and details (pdf)

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