Think Like a Journalist: Connecting the World to Your Classroom with Global News

Educators across K-12 and post secondary school levels exchange ideas about integrating international journalism into the classroom during the 2016 Summer Institute for Educators. Image by Evey Wilson. United States, 2016.

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 09:00am EDT to Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 04:00pm EDT (GMT -0400)
University of Chicago
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 146
1160 E 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Institute Registration

Join us Monday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 26, 2018 for a two-day conference for educators that will explore opportunities to integrate global issues into the classroom through international journalism. For the third consecutive year, the Pulitzer Center and the University of Chicago will unite educators and journalists in conversation about the distinct role global news literacy can play in developing students’ critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills.

The 2018 Summer Institute for Educators will include both presentations and hands-on activities that enable educators to understand journalists’ process of covering global news stories, discover practical methods to integrate global news into the classroom, and examine the research, text analysis, and media literacy skills that students gain through engagement with global news.

Participants are invited to consider the following guiding questions before, during, and after the Institute:

  • How interested are my students in global issues?
  • Why is it important for students to investigate global issues?
  • What are the barriers to connecting students with global issues, and how do we overcome those barriers?
  • How are my students accessing the news?
  • How can my students positively contribute to the global media landscape as both consumers and producers of online content?

The 2018 Summer Institute for Educators is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and it is presented in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. It is made possible through generous support from the Title VI National Resource Center grants from the US Department of Education.

For more information about this event, please visit the University of Chicago’s Education Outreach page and click here to register.