Institute for Middle East Studies
Opportunities for Teachers
The Institute for Middle East Studies Outreach Program seeks to provide K-12 educators from metropolitan Washington, DC, with access to resources, scholars, and tools on the Middle East. We hope to assist educators in teaching this important region by moving beyond the headlines to provide an in-depth and interdisciplinary look at the Middle East.
For information about upcoming (and past) IMES Outreach Teacher Workshops, please visit this link.
Institute For Middle East Studies: Outreach Program
Summer 2013 DC Resources
The Jerusalem Fund - Summer 2013 Film Series
Voices ON Palestine
Fridays: May 24- June 21 6:30PM
"Voices ON Palestine" features films that explore the social, cultural, and political complexities of Palestinian life and identity. RSVP is required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jerusalem Fund - Upcoming Events
Hopes and Dreams: Paintings by Vian Shamounki Borchert
May 31- July 12, 2013
On Friday May 31 from 6:00-9:00PM Vian will paint live to oud music starting promptly at 8PM. The exhibit will feature a number of landscapes and cityscapes depicting the city of Jerusalem along with expressionistic figurative artwork.
The Jerusalem Fund- Sounds of the Qanun
An Evening of Music with Ali Amr & Antoine Katz
June 29, 2013
June 1, 2013 10AM-1:30PM
Do you want more alternatives to multiple-choice assessment in your classroom? Learn to use audio and video technology creatively to assess content mastery. This workshop explores how project-based learning and new technologies can be integrated to provide authentic assessment. Wait List Only.
Embassy of Israel to the United States- Various Events
The Smithsonian Associates
The Future is Here Conference
June 1, 2013 9:30AM-5:30PM
Join world-renowned experts for entertaining presentations on the subjects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Ticketing information available online.
Teaching With Documents and Works of Art:
An Integrated Approach Focus on Photography as Art and Documents
National Archives and the National Council for the Social Studies
July 22-July 24, 2013
Are you interested in learning new approaches to using both visual images and primary source documents as teaching tools in your classroom? Do you already incorporate photography as art and document into your lessons? Join outside experts, curators, and educators from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Archives to explore ways in which photographs can be examined to uncover the social, political, and historical contexts in which - and about which - these forms of visual evidence are created.
Concordia Language Villages: Programs for Educators
Concordia Language Villages offers a variety of professional development programs year-round at two sites in Minnesota. Concordia will also travel to schools to provide professional development customized to the interests of the teachers and students at the school. Additionally, they offer consulting services related to best practices in world language curriculum design, instruction, and assessment. Summer language programs are available for students as well.
Middle East Institute's Summer Languages Courses
Arabic, Dari, Hebrew, Pashto, Persian, Turkish
Primary Source: Summer Institutes for Educators
Primary Source summer institutes provide a rich introduction to a course topic. Held at local educational institutions, they are the most comprehensive of Primary Source's course offerings, and last from 3 to 10 days, beginning with a program orientation and concluding with a follow-up session providing teachers continued guidance in teaching new content.
STARTALK 2013: For Teachers of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)
STARTALK's mission is to increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages by offering students (K-16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development.
Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools
Peace Corps Speakers/Correspondence Match
Speakers Match helps to connect returned Peace Corp Volunteers classrooms that wish to learn about another culture and hear an inspiring story of service.�� With Correspondence Match World Wise Schools matches up Peace Corps Volunteers in the field with U.S. classroom teachers. The result? A vibrant two-year exchange of ideas, stories, pictures, and artifacts that helps U.S. students in the classroom learn about the people, geography, environment, and culture of the world from the direct experience of Volunteers living in other countries.
An Internet-based program that pairs classes at any grade level (K-12) from schools in the U.S. with their counterpart classes in schools in other countries; together the teams (of two or three schools) tackle real global problems to find solutions that can be implemented at the local level and in their own communities. Schools do not have to be NAIS members to participate! NAIS accepts private, public, charter schools from the US and any other country. Schools can also be elementary or secondary.
Freer-Sackler Galleries: Teacher Workshops
Fund for Teachers
Fund for Teachers awards fellowships for self-designed professional growth to PreK-12 teachers who recognize the value of inquiry, the power of knowledge, and their ability to make a difference. Each Fund for Teachers fellowship is as unique as the teacher who designed it, and since 2001, more than 5,000 teachers have been awarded $17.8 million in Fund for Teachers grants-up to $5,000 for individuals or $10,000 for teams.
One World Education
One World Education (OWEd) is a non-profit leader in promoting youth literacy and developing peer-to-peer curriculum that empowers teachers and engages students. OWEd utilizes student-authored writing about culture and global issues as teaching tools for other students.
Landscapes of Mideast Geography: A Workshop for Secondary School Educators
Date: Saturday March 2, 2013 | 9:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Lindner Family Commons (Room 602)
The Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW Washington, DC 20052
Please join us for Landscapes of Mideast Geography: A Workshop for Secondary School Educators, at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University (GWU) on March 2.
This free one-day workshop will feature lectures from two university researchers: Richard Hinton, Cartographer and GIS (geographic information systems) Specialist from the Spatial Analysis Laboratory at GWU; and Mona Ata, Assistant Professor of Geography and International Affairs at GWU.
The workshop will run from 9:30am-1:30pm, and will include lunch and the distribution of curriculum materials and lesson plans on Middle East mapping and geography. Please click here to download the workshop agenda, and feel free to pass this announcement to interested colleagues.
We sincerely hope that you can join us! Please RSVP here.
If you have any questions, please contact Shana Marshall, the Associate Director of IMES at email@example.com, or by calling 202-994-7916.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Library Grant - "Bridging Cultures Bookshelves: Muslim Journeys"
Deadline: Tuesday October 25, 2012
As part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, NEH is collaborating with the American Library Association (ALA) to present Muslim Journeys, the first in a planned series of Bridging Cultures Bookshelves. Through Bridging Cultures Bookshelf programs, NEH will provide resources to enhance libraries' collections and their capacity to engage audiences in reflection on and conversation about a variety of Bridging Cultures themes. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is intended to address the American public's need and desire for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf seeks to provide the nation's libraries--and in turn their patrons--with a selection of resources chosen especially for public audiences, based on the advice of scholars, librarians, and other humanities educators and program experts.
Each awardee will receive a set of 25 hardcover books for its collection, all related to the Muslim Journeys theme. Additional items in the Bookshelf package include a collection of short videos on Islamic arts (on DVD); two films, Prince Among Slaves and Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, with public performance rights; and a one-year subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Each awardee will also receive supplementary materials for program promotion, including bookplates, bookmarks, and posters. In return for receiving a Bookshelf, libraries are required to organize programs that introduce the books and the Muslim Journeys themes to the library's patrons and the broader community. Programs should take place between January 14, 2013, and December 31, 2013. In addition to the books, films, and other resources listed above, libraries will receive supplemental materials to help publicize and administer public programs. Each library and library system is required to identify and work with one partner organization, such as a performing arts organization, humanities or arts council, museum, civic group, faith-based or interfaith organization, or other group that can cooperate to plan, organize, and extend the audience for public programs. At least one program must take place in the recipient library to emphasize the availability of the Muslim Journeys resources in its collection.
For more information regarding this NEH library grant, please visit http://www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys/mj-about.html
Scholarships for DC Public School Educators for a Symposium on Ottoman Art!
Deadline: Monday September 24, 2012
Ottoman by Design: Branding an Empire
October 12th-14th, 2012
The Textile Museum (2320 S Street, NW Washington, DC)
& The George Washington University (805 21st Street, NW Washington, DC)
For more information: http://www.textilemuseum.org/symposium/
The 40th annual Textile Museum Fall Symposium will explore themes raised in this fall's exhibition; The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art. Scholars and curators will unveil a spectacular period in the development of the arts of the Ottoman court, with particular attention to the floral style which emerged in the mid-16th century and its impact on the Turkish culture since then. The Sultan's Garden explores how the Ottoman Empire embraced this new aesthetic to represent the court at home and abroad. The Ottoman court's ability to adopt a single style parallels a practice prevalent in today's commerce and politics: the concept of "branding" an entity to achieve instant recognition and loyalty.
Through four dynamic presentations (including two keynote lectures), a round-table discussion, curators' tour and the popular interactive "Show-and-Tell" session for collectors, "Ottoman by Design: Branding an Empire" will reveal how the Ottoman Empire found an iconic means to express their cultural identity.
The Textile Museum is pleased to offer five individual scholarships to DC public school and public charter school educators. The scholarship will cover the cost of symposium registration for each recipient; it is not a cash award. The Textile Museum Scholarship for DCPS educators is open to all teachers employed at any DC Public or Public Charter School for the 2012-2013 academic school year.
To apply, please submit:
1. Completed application form
2. A brief bio (250 words) that will be used in symposium literature at the museum's discretion.
Deadline: Complete applications must be received by close of business on Monday, September 24, 2012. Recipients will be notified by email no later than October 5, 2012.
Applications and recommendations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Symposium DCPS Educators Scholarship" in the subject line, faxed to (202) 483-0994 or mailed to The Textile Museum, Attn: Tom Goehner, 2320 S St. NW, Washington, DC 20008.
The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) at Boston University is giving away free issues of Near Eastern Archaeology to teachers!
Archaeological discoveries continually enrich our understanding of the people, culture, history, and literature of the Middle East. The heritage of its peoples -- from urban civilization to the Bible -- both inspires and fascinates. Near Eastern Archaeology brings to life the ancient world from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean with vibrant images and authoritative analyses. NEA is published four times each year in March, June, September, and December.
Let ASOR know what class you teach and what topics you would be interested in receiving issues about at email@example.com. Please feel free to share this post with fellow teachers!
For more information, please visit the ASOR Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ASOR.org.
Have questions or need help with any of the opportunities for teachers listed above? Email Ms. Alexandra Perrotti, Education & Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she would be happy to help you out!
POMEPS Event Series
"Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All?"
A Conversation with Amaney Jamal
Please check back for the rescheduled date
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) Elliott School of International Affairs
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