On March 8th, International Women’s Day, CLACS coordinated with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Education Department, the New York State Spanish Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (BETAC) at NYU, and and the New York State Haitian BETAC to present the workshop “Teach UNICEF: Exploring Gender Equality through Global Education.” The participants, mainly English Language Learning (ELL) teachers of social studies and ESL teachers, discussed the unique contributions of ELL students to classroom discussions of global history and also how best to incorporate global themes and events into the classroom and curriculum. The discussion then focused on teaching about gender through an examination of several topics such as maternal health, education and marriage. Unicef hosts a number of gender-related curricular materials on its website, free for download and usage in the classroom.
The workshop concluded with a discussion of how teachers would use the TeachUnicef resources in their specific classrooms. Teachers planned to discuss their progress during the next workshop, which is scheduled for March 30, 2011.
If you are interested in participating in K-12 Educator events such as this one, please sign up to receive email alerts for K-12 events via the CLACS website. Learn more about the K-12 Educator Workshop by reading an article on Unicef’s Field Notes website.