EDUCATION FOR A FREE NATION
October 6, 2005
105 Peavey Rd, Suite 116, Chaska, MN 55318
2005 Teachers' Conference
October 20 - 21, 2005
St. Paul River Center
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
A Sampling of the Workshops
Other states, expect similar workshops at your state teachers'
- Minnesota Public Television: Supporting
Teaching and Learning in Our Communities: Teachers will learn
how the left-slanted public television
offers curriculum for the classroom.
A World At Peace Elementary
(grades 2-6) Introduces students to the
United Nation's Declaration of Human Rights and the Committee on the
Rights of the Child.] Presenters: Erin Doan, education specialist, and
Daniel Bergin, producer, Twin Cities Public Television.
- Teaching About Islam in the Context of
Social Studies and World Religion: Teachers will learn to
teach students all about Islam: beliefs, practices, and resources to
incorporate into existing classes.
- A UNA Initiative: Students Tackle Global
Issues: Teachers will learn how to promote the United Nations
through an on-line
"Global Classrooms" curriculum using interactive role-play
and caucusing. The curriculum teaches students how the UN is solving all
the world's problems and involves students in the UN social activist
agendas, such as radical environmentalism, AIDS, Agenda 21, and the
Presenter: Kate Vansickle, Global Classrooms program manager,
Association of Minnesota.
- Global Education: Raising Global Awareness in
the Classroom: Teachers will learn how to promote
perspectives" in their classes. Presenter: Sarah Herzog,
outreach coordinator, Institute for
Global Studies, University of Minnesota.
- The First Amendment is on Your Side:
Teachers will learn that they have a right to involve students
in issues that will create disagreement and controversy with parents and
the community. It will provide teachers with preparation, strategies and
resources to get going. It will discuss teachers' legal rights in dealing
with upset parents. Presenter: Roger Sween, president, Minnesota
Coalition for Intellectual Freedom
- Students Mental Health:
Minnesota teachers renewing their licenses are required to
have credits on identifying mental illness. Teachers will have 2 hours to
learn about the
health of their students. Presenter: Walter Roberts, professor of
counselor education, Minnesota State University Mankato,
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