CCAS Boardroom (and charter bus tour) 8:30am to 5:00pm
A collaborative effort of several education outreach organizations in DC, with a chance to visit cultural sites. During this offsite pre-conference workshop, you have the chance to visit several DC venues to experience the voices of Middle Eastern refugees, artists, comedians, musicians, and more. Receive a resource pack with many classroom-ready strategies for incorporating diverse, authentic perspectives!
Fee: $40 for members and nonmembers (required by NCSS) Register through the NCSS registration link for the Conference at http://socialstudies.org/conference/annual_conference_registration_information and sign up for the Pre-Conference Clinic (follow NCSS's online registration process or download this NCSS pdf form to register for the Off-Site Clinic; ours is the first one listed in the left column, "In Their Own Voices")
Presenters and collaborating organizations: Barbara Petzen, Middle East Outreach Council, Washington, DC; Susan Douglass, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Craig Cangemi, Qatar Foundation International, Washington, DC; Emily Voight, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Zeina Azzam, The Jerusalem Fund; Washington, DC; Megan Geissler, Middle East Policy Center, Washington, DC; Stephen Bennett, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
These workshops are made possible by Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center on the Middle East at Georgetown.