No one is born being a citizen. You have to be taught what it means. Sonia Sotomayor
Do you want to know who you are?
Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson

Teachers

PREPARATION STRATEGIES: TEACHERS

Workshops combine conceptual themes, such as background documents and pedagogical approaches, with practical, action-oriented activities, including evaluation of resources and methods for energizing students.  The balance between these varies with the theme and audience interests.

PLANNING AND PREPARATIONS

What Students Should Know about Human Rights.

Identifying key documents related to Human Rights and democracy.

Engaging Youth in Human Rights Action Plans.

Applying Habits of Mind to Project Research and Action Plans.

Practical Skills for Implementing Student-designed Projects.

Bringing the World to your Classroom: Hosting Experts, Artists, and Activists.

U.N. Student Conferences Orientations: A Global Platform for Youth Voices.

Professional Enrichment through Book Circle Discussions.

ENGAGING STUDENTS, COLLEAGUES AND INVITED GUESTS

Review pedagogical best practices and inquiry-based learning.

Identify local, national, and global issues that will resonate with your students.

Select projects and resources that respect social diversity.

Develop strategies for engaging students in research and service activities.

Evaluate plans and resources to ensure full-inclusion and an absence of bias.

Discuss human resources that would best benefit your school and students.

Select formative and summative assessment options.

Explore opportunities for additional motivating resources and support.

Evaluate the level of support from your colleagues and administrators.