SALAC is proud to cosponsor the Chicago International Education Conference , which will be hosted at the International House at the University of Chicago by the Center for International Studies, Friday, November 7, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. The conference theme is Problem Solving: Classroom, Community, and the World.
Through presentations and discussions, the International Education Conference links curriculua that addresses global issues—world conflicts, human rights, climate change—and problem-solving strategies applicable to everyday dilemmas that students confront.The event is intended for K-12 teachers and administrators, but open to all interested individuals. Attendees can earn up to 6 clock hours/CPDUs applicable to ISBE licensure requirements.
The keynote speakers are Karen Robinson and Emily Pilloton. Robinson is the Senior Education Manager for the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights Education project "Speak Truth to Power," a global in initiative to educate students through the experiences of human rights defenders. Issues range from slavery and environmental activism to religious self-determination and political participation. Pilloton founded and serves as executive director of "Project H," an education non-profit that uses design to empower youth and transform communities. Youth-led public design projects are rooted in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) content to connect in-school learning to out-of-school possibility.
The Chicago International Education Conference is free and open to the public. RSVP is not required to attend.
Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773-753-2274.