Category: Ed Outreach Upcoming Events

Title: Past Education Outreach Workshops & Events

Date Published: January 31, 2020

The CCAS K-14 Education Outreach program conducts workshops for teachers in the Washington metropolitan region at Georgetown and at local venues with our partner institutions. We also conduct professional development at the request of local school districts, private schools, museums, and other educational organizations. These external workshops are customized for exhibitions, curriculum development sessions and other needs, including hosting teacher and student groups and delegations, and addressing conferences. Many of these workshops were funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant designating us a National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa (NRC-MENA). For information on planning or attending an event, contact K-14 Education Outreach Coordinator, Susan Douglass at Susan.Douglass@georgetown.edu or call 202-687-7902. Sign up for our outreach mailing list to get information on forthcoming events.

2019 Workshops

EXTERNAL EVENT
Teaching and Learning: Problems of Practice and Change Ideas
December 10, 2019 in Falls Church, VA
Cosponsors/Partners: Fairfax County Public Schools, Howard University’s African Studies Center and the George Washington University Asian Studies Program

EXTERNAL EVENT
Presentation on Curriculum Revision for Toledo Islamic Academy’s parents, board and faculty
December 6, 2019 in Toledo, OH
Cosponsors/Partners: Toledo Islamic Academy, ING Midwest, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
Cultural Curiosity and Content Development Presentation
December 5, 2019 in Columbus, OH
Cosponsors/Partners: Wellington School, ING Midwest, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
Wayne RESA School District workshop
December 4, 2019 in Detroit, MI
Cosponsors/Partners: The ING Midwest, Wayne RESA School District, the Detroit Institute of Art, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
The National Council for the Social Studies Conference Session: “Give Me Those Old Time Abrahamic Religions”
November 23, 2019 in Austin TX
Cosponsors/Partners: National Council for the Social Studies, and South Kingston Public Schools, Rhode Island.

EXTERNAL EVENT
World Book Awards, National Council for Teachers of English Conference Session
November 21, 2019 in Baltimore, MD
Cosponsors/Partners: The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the National Council for Teachers of English.

CCAS EVENT
Iran and the World: What You Need to Know
November 9, 2019 at the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
Cosponsors/Partners: George Washington University Institute for Middle East Studies and the Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative

EXTERNAL EVENT
Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Session Topics: Basics of Islam, hot-button contemporary issues, geography and demographics, and historical resources for teaching about Islamic history.
November 4, 2019 in Miami, FL
Cosponsors/Partners: Miami-Dade County School District, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
School of Nursing Students and Faculty Workshop on Cultural Competency in Healthcare
October 31, 2019 at Alvernia College, Reading PA
Cosponsors/Partners: The School of Nursing and the Office of Campus Ministry at Alvernia College, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
Alexandria City Public Schools Children’s Literature Workshop
October 14, 2019 at Ramsay Elementary School, Alexandria VA
Cosponsors/Partners: Alexandria City Public Schools

EXTERNAL EVENT
Student and Faculty Workshop on Islam and Muslims in America
October 12, 2019 at Duke University, Durham NC
Cosponsors/Partners: John Hope Franklin Talent Identification Program (TIP), Duke University, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
Webinar on the Indian Ocean in World History
October 12, 2019 at Dickinson College, Carlisle PA
Cosponsors/Partners: Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies

EXTERNAL EVENT
Professional Development on Children and Youth Literature
August 28, 2019 in Alexandria, VA
Cosponsors/Partners: Alexandria City Public Schools, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
Baltimore County Public Schools Professional Development Day
August 28, 2019 in Essex, MD
Cosponsors/Partners: Baltimore County Public Schools, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
Toledo Islamic Academy summer curriculum development workshop
August 15, 2019 in Sylvania, OH
Cosponsors/Partners: ING Midwest and the Toledo Islamic Academy, ACMCU

CCAS EVENT
Summer Teacher Institute 2019: The Enlightenment as Global Phenomenon
August 5-9, 2019 at CCAS

EXTERNAL EVENT
Summer Curriculum Workshops with Maryland school districts
July 22, 2019 in Marriottsville, MD
July 24, 2019 in Easton, MD
Cosponsors/Partners: Maryland State Department of Education, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
Teaching About Religion in the Social Studies Classroom Book Launch
July 9, 2019 at the Newseum’s Knight Center, Washington DC
Cosponsors/Partners: NCSS, the Freedom Forum Religious Freedom Institute, DC Public Schools, and and Montgomery County Public Schools.

EXTERNAL EVENT
Professional Development Workshop for 6th & 7th Grade Teachers: New approaches to teaching about world religions and cultural interactions in history
June 5, 2019 in Warren County, MI
Cosponsors/Partners: Warren County Public Schools, INGMidwest, ACMCU.

EXTERNAL EVENT
Educator Curriculum Meeting on diversity, inclusion, and bullying
April 26, 2019 in Baltimore, MD
Cosponsors/Partners: Council on American-Islamic Relations and Baltimore County Public Schools

EXTERNAL EVENT
Workshop on Teaching about World Religions
April 25, 2019 in South Kingston, RI
Cosponsors/Partners: South Kingston Public Schools, ACMCU

CCAS EVENT
Persian Culture and History: an Interdisciplinary Workshop and Retreat for Educators
April 13, 2019 at the Farm of Peace, Warfordsburg PA
Cosponsors/Partners: Fund for the Future of Our Children
Watch a video from this event here.

CCAS EVENT
Global Fables, Folklore, and Fantasy in Children’s and Youth Literature
April 10, 2019 at Howard University
Cosponsors/Partners: George Washington University Institute for Middle East Studies, Howard University Center for African Studies, Howard University School of Education

EXTERNAL EVENT
Arab Heritage Workshop: Using Fables, Folklore and Fantasy in the Classroom
April 2, 2019 in Montgomery County, MD
Cosponsors/Partners: Montgomery County Public Schools, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
Book Talk: The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson
March 28, 2019 at Mt. Aloysius College Library, Cresson PA
Cosponsors/Partners: University of Pittsburgh, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Mt. Aloysius College, ACMCU

CCAS EVENT
Islam and Politics: a Workshop and Curriculum Introduction for Educators
March 23, 2019 at CCAS
Cosponsors/Partners: Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University

EXTERNAL EVENT
Becoming a Historian: Museum artifacts and their connections to religion, trade and cultural exchanges in Asia, Europe, and Africa
March 15, 2019 at the Detroit Institute of Art
Cosponsors/Partners: INGMidwest, Bloomfield Hills School District, Detroit Institute of Art, ING Midwest, ACMCU

EXTERNAL EVENT
North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference
Panel Sessions: Making World History Engaging by Teaching Cultural Interactions Using Primary Sources: Approaches to Teaching about Islam; Approaches to Contemporary Hot-Button Issues; and Using Children and Youth Literature in the Classroom
March 1, 2019 at the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference, Greensboro NC
Cosponsors/Partners: North Carolina Council for the Social Studies

EXTERNAL EVENT
Teaching about the World in Public & Private Schools as an Equity Issue: A Social Justice Curriculum and Pedagogy Program workshop
February 22, 2019 at Georgetown
Cosponsors/Partners: Georgetown University’s Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service

EXTERNAL EVENT
Panel Session: Building Global Citizens—One STEAM Project at a Time
February 9, 2019 at the Maryland Environmental & Outdoor Education Conference, Towson MD
Cosponsors/Partners: Maryland Environmental & Outdoor Education, Shauneen Guidice, Delmar Middle School

EXTERNAL EVENT
Teaching about the World in Islamic Schools
February 7, 2019, online webinar
Cosponsors/Partners: Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE), University of South Australia School of Education, and Irfan College

EXTERNAL EVENT
Global Read Webinar with Jennifer Joukhadar, author of The Map of Salt and Stars
January 22, 2019, online webinar
Cosponsors/Partners: Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Global Read Webinar Series, Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC)

2018 Internal Workshops

Teach-In on Current Events in the Arab World: Return to Business as Usual after the Uprisings?
November 10, 2018 at George Mason University
Co-sponsors/Partners: Arab Studies Institute and the following departments at George Mason University: Middle East and Islamic Studies, Center for Global Islamic Studies, Global Affairs, Global Programs, History Department, the Schar School of Policy and Government, Film and Media Studies

The Art of Qur’anic Recitation
October 30, 2018 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Schola Cantorum, Georgetown University

Sharing Curriculum on Global Studies Electives & Approaches with Experts and Teacher-Scholars
October 20, 2018 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: District of Columbia Public Schools, Georgetown School of Foreign Service
Watch videos from the event here.

Summer Institute 2018: China, the Middle East and Africa
August 6-10, 2018 at CCAS
Watch a video from the event here.

Global Perspectives on Children and Youth Literature: Resilience in Muslim Communities
April 9, 2018 at Howard University
Co-sponsors/Partners: Howard University Center for African Studies and School of Education, George Washington University Institute for Middle East Studies
Watch videos of the event here and here.

Teach-In On Global Migrations and Refugees: U.S. and Middle East
February 24, 2018 at George Mason University
Co-sponsors/Partners: the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown, the Arab Studies Institute, and the following departments at George Mason University: Middle East and Islamic Studies, Global Programs, Global Affairs, History, Schar School, Film and Media Studies, Anthropology and Sociology, and Cultural Studies
Watch a video of the event here.

New Perspectives and Teaching Resources on The Crusades
January 20, 2018 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Unity Productions Foundation

2017 Internal Workshops

Mapping the Syrian Conflict through Syrian Literature and Art
December 2, 2017 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown

MEOC@MESA: Engage Your Five Senses! Cultural Exchanges from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean
November 18, 2017 at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Co-sponsorsPartners: Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC), Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University, Middle East Policy Council, and Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Watch a video of the event here.
Listen to a Persian Poetry by Fatemeh Keshavarz here.
Listen to a performance by Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble here.

Trans-Regional and Global Themes in Teaching: African, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Perspectives
October 28, 2017 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Georgetown’s Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, and Asian Studies Department

From Sindbad to the Shabab Oman: A Seafaring Legacy
September 23, 2017 at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Co-sponsors/Partners: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

The Heritage and Contemporary Status of Christianity in the Middle East and North Africa
April 22, 2017 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

Teach-In on Yemen
March 18, 2017 at CCAS
Listen to audio from this event here.

Mapping Material Culture Through Indian Ocean Trade: Cotton in the Global Economy
February 25, 2017 at CCAS

Summer Teacher Institute 2017: Food, Agriculture, Water, and Environment in the Middle East and North Africa
Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11, 2017 at CCAS

2016 Internal Workshops

MEOC@NCSS: In Their Own Voices: Middle Eastern Perspectives in the Classroom
December 1, 2016 at CCAS & Smithsonian Sackler Gallery of Art
Co-sponsors/Partners: The Middle East Outreach Council

Exploring World Religions: Focus On Islam Educator Workshop featuring “The Art Of The Qur’an” Exhibition
November 11, 2016 at the Freer Sackler Galleries and January 28, 2017
Co-sponsors/Partners: The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art
Watch video from the event here.

Developing Area Studies Surveys: Challenges, Approaches and Resources
October 1, 2016 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Georgetown’s Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, and Asian Studies Department
Watch videos from the event here.

Summer Institute 2016: Teaching About and Experiencing World Religions
August 2016 at CCAS

Approaches to Islam and Muslims Through Film: A Workshop for Elementary Through High School Educators
May 7, 2016 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Unity Productions Foundation

Oberoi Distinguished Roundtable: Mobility, Exchange, and Transformations in the Indian Ocean World
April 21, 2016 at CCAS
Watch videos of the event here and here.

Exploring Children’s Literature on Africa and the Middle East for the Elementary Classroom
April 7, 2016 at Howard University
Co-sponsors/Partners: The Center for African Studies and the School of Education at Howard University

Express Yourself! Cultural Activities for Teachers in Poetry, Dance, Music and Textile Art
February 2016 at CCAS
Watch a video of highlights from this day long event here.

The New Silk Roads: Regional Cultures and Global Implications
January 30, 2016 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Georgetown’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies
Watch videos from the event here.

2015 Internal Workshops

Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories: Exhibit Tour and Workshop
May, 20, 2015 at The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Co-sponsors/Partners: The Textile Museum at George Washington University

Pirates of Three Seas: History from Below in Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Maritime Spaces
November 14, 2015 at CCAS
Watch videos of the event here.

Ethiopia and Eritrea: History, Migration and Community
October 10, 2015 at Howard University
Co-sponsors/Partners: The Center for African Studies and the School of Education at Howard University

The Extraordinary Story and Discovery of Yarrow Mamout: From African Slave to Georgetown Property Owner
September 26, 2015 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Georgetown’s Department of History and African Studies Program, Howard University’s Center for African Studies and School of Education, and George Mason University’s Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies.
Watch a video from the event here.

Summer Institute for Educators: “Beyond Ibn Battuta: The Indian Ocean Across Time and Disciplines”
August 3-7, 2015 at CCAS
Watch videos from the event here.

The Traveler’s Eye” and “Unearthing Arabia: Exhibit Tours and Workshop
April 16, 2015, at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center and the Sackler Gallery of Art
Co-sponsors/Partners: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art

Children and Youth Literature Projects and Techniques for the Classroom: Africa and the Middle East
April 1, 2015 at Howard University
Co-sponsors/Partners: Howard University’s Center for African Studies and School of Education

Author and Translator Workshop The Lady From Tel Aviv
February 21, 2015 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

Youth, Gender, and Social Change in the Middle East
March 28, 2013 at CCAS

Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Perspectives in Healthcare and Social Work
February 21, 2015 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University

Symposium: An Energy Revolution? Political Ecologies of Shale Oil in the Middle East, US, and China
February 11-13, 2015 at CCAS
Watch videos of the event here.

2014 Internal Workshops

CCAS-MEOC Children and Youth Literature Workshop
November 22, 2014 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: The Middle East Outreach Council

Teach-In on Iraq and Syria
November 1, 2014 at CCAS
Co-sponsors/Partners: Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and the World Affairs Council of DC.

Summer Teacher Institute: Integrating the Mediterranean into World History
August 11-15, 2014 at CCAS
Watch videos of the event here.