K-12 Educator Program

Since 1988, the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center (NRC) on Canada—formed by the Center for Canadian Studies at the University of Washington (UW) and the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University (WWU)—has been awarded Title VI support by the US Department of Education in recognition of its leading role as a center of excellence on Canada. At K-12 levels of education, impressive Canadian studies outreach is performed in collaboration with WWU as “K-12 STUDY CANADA” and with seven other Title VI NRCs in the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies. Many professional development opportunities such as the annual STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators and French Immersion Québec Workshop are offered. Six outstanding NRC resources are:Canada: Northern Neighbor, a popular middle school text; K-12 STUDY CANADA Resource Flyers, published biannually; K-12 STUDY CANADA and Burke Museum of Natural History loan-kits; K-12 STUDY CANADA e-Notices; O Canada! The True North Strong and Free! Newspapers in Education publication; and the primary Internet gateway serving educators around the globe.

K-12 Portal

k12 Sept. 2010 Group

The K-12 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute celebrated its 32nd year in Vancouver and Whistler this summer. Participants and presenters enjoy their last day in Whistler. Said one participant, “Out of all the programs, courses, and degrees that I have worked on, this course is by far the best.”