2013 Community College Master Teacher Institute

At the Crossroads:

Climate Change, the Environment, and Social Justice



When:         July 11-12, 2013 (Thursday – Friday)

                    Day 1: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
                              9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Workshop
                    Day 2: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Workshop

Where:        The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
                    Thomson Hall, Room 317
                    University of Washington, Seattle Campus

According to the World Meteorological Organization, 2012 was one of the 10 warmest years since 1850, while Arctic sea ice sank to a new low.  Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that scientists in Hawaii have confirmed that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels spiked to a level not seen in 3 million years.  These changes are leading to significant shifts in the way people raise food, transport goods, work, and live in this fast-changing world.

Join us for a two day workshop on climate change, the environment, and social justice.  Learn how to: incorporate core climate topics into your existing curricula; become familiar with international and local issues as they relate to sustainability, environmental activism, resource depletion, and international frameworks (UN Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol); develop student-led research projects to bring back to the classroom, and network with colleagues. Community college faculty from all disciplines, especially including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), are encouraged to apply. University of Washington and community college faculty, staff, local practitioners, and graduate students will lead this two day workshop.

We expect lively discussions and informative lectures. Community college participants will be paid a stipend of $150.00 if they are selected to participate and attend all two days of the workshop.  This workshop does not include clock hours. Depending on funding, limited travel stipends may be available for those coming from east of the Cascades or outside of Washington State. 

Applications are due on or before June 9, 2013. Applicants will be notified by June 17, 2013 if they have been accepted into the program. Sponsored by the National Resource Centers of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, the Northwest International Education Association, and funded by the United States Department of Education.

TO APPLY follow this link: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/tleonard/202663

For questions or concerns, please contact Tamara Leonard at tleonard@uw.edu