"I've come to think of the World Affairs Council as a blend of a really terrific graduate program and Cheers (television show), because everyone knows your name AND they know what they're talking about!"
- Award-winning teacher, Cindy McNulty, Oakland Catholic High School
Teacher Workshop Resources
International and Domestic Travel Grants and Fellowships for Teachers
Click here to to view a guide to various travel opportunities for teachers.
Click here to access lesson plans, policy scenarios, background papers and resource guides.
Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Osama bin Laden
May 30, 2013
September 11, 2001, and May 2, 2011, are two seminal dates seared in the American national consciousness, but what really happened over ten, long years? Join the Council in this videoconference for high school students as a leading expert on national security and foreign policy examines the fact and fiction behind the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
38th Annual Summer Seminar on World Affairs
June 17-21, 2013
June 17, 2013
The Summer Seminar on World Affairs is a one-week, intensive look at some of the major current international issues confronting the United States in its political, economic, and security relations with the rest of the world.
16th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers - Teaching Contemporary Global Issues
June 25-27, 2013
June 25, 2013
The Institute is a three-day workshop which consists of presentations on contemporary world affairs, small group problem solving exercises, and lesson-planning sessions with direct application to your curriculum.
Workshops for Teachers
All-day programs focusing on timely, critical international issues with national and international experts, in-depth discussions, informative small-group sessions, and lesson plan design.
Workshops are approved for Act 48 professional credit.
A sampling of past workshops:
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Teacher In-Service Programs
Upon the request of schools, school districts, or intermediate units, the Council has provided speakers and activities to supplement various in-service programs.
Past programs include:
"World in Transition" Teacher Workshops
Teacher-based training workshops in collaboration with the Southern Center for International Studies (SCIS), as an initiative of the World Affairs Councils of America. These workshops help provide teachers with up-to-date information, materials, resources, and ideas for teaching about contemporary global issues. Each participant receives materials from The World in Transition multimedia educational series developed by SCIS.