PD Programs

Below are links to professional development programs - on international themes - for community college educators:

University of Minnesota logo w/ Driven to Discover (TM) under the university's name

Third Annual Global Studies Virtual Symposium - Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for the Third Annual Global Studies Virtual Symposium, a virtual conference connecting global studies scholars and educators from community college campuses nationwide. The Symposium offers an exciting opportunity to share ideas and learn about innovative teaching and learning practices, ideas, and resources that promote student engagement and intercultural learning. 

DATE: Friday, April 22, 2022

TIME: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Central Time


We invite you to submit proposals for presentations, activities, and panels that you would like to lead at the conference. Your participation helps make this conference a collaborative and engaging experience for all. All presenters will receive an honorarium. 

We particularly encourage proposals that address pedagogy and teaching experiences related to global studies. 

Possible themes include but are not limited to: 

  • Showcasing global studies programs and courses
  • Successes and challenges in the global studies classroom
  • Climate change and environmental policy
  • Economic development
  • Intercultural relations and dialogue
  • Global cooperation and conflict
  • Civil society and student engagement
  • Global and social justice
  • Global health and the COVID-19 pandemic

The deadline for proposals is Saturday, March 5th, 2022.

Submit your proposal here

For any questions please contact: globalstudiesconference@gmail.com

Sponsored by Title VI National Resource Centers at the Institute for Global Studies  - University of Minnesota and the Center for Global Studies - The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, in collaboration with Green River College and South Central College. 

The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies

is offering a FUNDED Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad summer program to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan: "Persianate Cultures in Central Asia: Coexistence and Integration" for K-14 educators (Click on the workshop title for a link to a webpage with a lot more information and application materials. Deadline to apply: Nov. 1.

The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh

is offering an online summer program: "Ecological Civilization: Exploring China as a Model" for K-14 educators (Click on the workshop title for a flyer.)

The workshop will take place - via Zoom - on Saturday, May 30, from 9am-12 pm EDT. To register, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpb2OwnZWi2XazSiMBd_GbTHcIqZ2… 

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

is offering the SRB Podcast Series on Eurasian Politics, Culture, and History


The SRB Podcast Series is a weekly podcast on Eurasian politics, culture and history, featuring interviews with academics, journalists, policy makers, and pundits on Eurasia’s past and present geared toward the general public interest.


The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown

      Check out these resources and events from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown. Click here for the link to the complete newsletter.

   You will also find specific resources and events below with associated links:

       -Announcing re-launch of “Cities of Light” companion website to the film, supported by the Center for Contemporary Arab  

        Studies at Georgetown University. Click here.  

       -REGISTER NOW! Summer Teacher Institute 2020: "Connected Histories of the Renaissance." August 3-7, 2020, 9:00am to    

       3:00pm daily, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Georgetown University, Intercultural Center #141. To register, click here

      -To check out the schedule for the Global Read Webinar Series Schedule, click here. 

      -For The Center for Contemporary Studies at Georgetown University’s YouTube channel, click here. 

      -For the K-12 Teaching Resources from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown. Click here.

      -For The Center for Contemporary Studies at Georgetown University’s K-12 Outreach Website. Click here. 

      -For Curricular Resources on Islam and Politics, click here.


The Global Studies Outreach Committee at Harvard University presents:

Under Fire: Intersections of Climate and Conflict

This four-day workshop will take place August 3-6, 2020 on Harvard’s Cambridge campus. Geared toward middle school, high school, and community college educators in the humanities and social sciences (but open to educators in all subjects), this workshop will:

            feature presentations and regional case studies by scholars, experts, policy-makers and practitioners;

            explore pedagogy and skill-building techniques to help educators and students better understand the intersections of climate  

            and conflict;

            and provide an introduction to relevant classroom resources to explore with your colleagues and students.

Educators will receive 35 Professional Development Points for their complete participation in the workshop. Interested educators also have the option of earning two graduate credits from Framingham State University for an additional fee and the completion of a post-workshop assignment.

Participation in this program is determined through an application-based selection process. The application is now live and will be due on March 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their participation status in early April 2020.

To register, click here.

For more information, click here.