Centers & Research

K-14 Teaching Resources

This portal is designed to help K-14 educators locate professional development opportunities and teaching resources sponsored by the 18 centers and programs housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS).

JSIS educator workshops and seminars are subsidized by grants, including from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act, making them an affordable way to access the expertise of university faculty and K-12 master teachers.

These programs attempt to make sense of the world through the regional and thematic lenses of International Studies, but teachers of all humanities and social sciences subjects will find them of value. In fact, JSIS programs are fundamentally interdisciplinary, blending elements of art, contemporary global issues, geography, government and civics, history, literature, religion, and world languages.

Educator Events Calendar

The event calendar contains all upcoming JSIS events that may be of interest to elementary, middle and high school teachers, as well as community college instructors. Some of these events are open to the public, while others are designed specifically for teachers of certain subjects or grade levels and may require registration. Events are held throughout the Puget Sound region, with a majority happening on campus at the University of Washington in Seattle.

OSPI Clock Hours

K-12 educators are able to earn Washington State OSPI clock hours at many of the workshops and seminars.

Online Resources

Language Teaching Resources

In addition to professional development, the JSIS centers and programs have developed classroom materials, including lesson plans and language teaching resources.

Country Profiles

The classroom country profiles are intended to help teachers welcome newly-arrived immigrant students into their classrooms.

Curriculum Development Grants

Finally, JSIS also offers curriculum development grants to educators who wish to strengthen their Asian Studies, European Studies, or Russian or East European Studies curricula.