University of Chicago 2019 Institute for Educators: Igniting Critical Thinking and Communication through Global News

Educators at the Summer Teacher Institute in Chicago discuss what their students need while reviewing post-it notes on the topic prompt provided by Fareed Mostoufi, Pulitzer Center senior education manager. The University of Chicago and Pulitzer Center co-organized the two-day institute. Image by Evey Wilson. United States, 2016.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 09:00am EDT to Friday, June 28, 2019 - 04:00pm EDT (GMT -0400)
International House Assembly Hall
University of Chicago
1414 East 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Register for this event

Join us Thursday, June 27 - Friday, June 28, 2019 for a two-day conference for educators that will explore opportunities to integrate global issues into the classroom through international journalism. For the fourth 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.

This year's institute, title "Inspiring Connections: Igniting Critical Thinking and Communication Through Global News," will connect educators with grantees Richard BernsteinPerla TrevizoSarah AzizaAmy MartinBrian Frank, and Jeffrey Stern. Moderated by Pulitzer Center's Senior Education Manager, Fareed Mostoufi, and Education Coordinator, Hannah Berk, the workshop will include both presentations and hands-on activities that enable educators to analyze the causes and impacts of pressing global issues, understand journalists’ process of covering global news stories, discover practical methods to integrate these stories into the classroom, and examine the critical thinking, communication, and media literacy skills that students gain through engagement with news from around the world.

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

  1. How interested are my students in global issues?
  2. Why is it important for students to investigate the world issues?
  3. What are the barriers to connecting students with global issues, and how can students engage responsibly with news to connect to the world?
  4. How are my students accessing information?
  5. How can my students positively contribute to the global media landscape as both consumers and producers of online content?

Non-refundable $50.00 registration fee includes light breakfast and lunch both days, and instructional materials. Attendees will earn up to 12 CPDUs.

The 2019 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.

The University of Chicago is a member of Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium program. For more information on the Center's partnerships with the University of Chicago, click here.