Global Perspectives of Civics
a Fellowship for Minnesota and Wisconsin Teachers
When: July 17-19, 2023 IN PERSON University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and virtual meetings 2023-2024, with a final summer institute 3 days summer 2024 at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
This application is for eligible* educators interested in joining the multi-year fellowship cohort
More than ever before, it is imperative that we educate young people both about and for participation in a thriving, pluralistic democracy. We invite applications for this selective 14-month teacher professional development fellowship: Global Perspectives in Civic Education. Six high school educators from Minnesota and six high school educators from Wisconsin will be chosen to explore civic education, democracy (including threats to democratic processes), and human rights through a global lens while being introduced to change makers from around the world. Open to educators from any discipline!
During the first summer of the fellowship in 2023, program fellows will stay on the East Bank campus at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from July 17-19, 2023 and participate in day-long learning followed by optional evening events. (There will be no cost for the lodging or parking for the program participants.) During this first phase, educators will focus on getting to know one another and building a strong, collaborative professional learning community. Educators will participate in sessions at the University of Minnesota with experts in the fields of human rights and education. Participants will also explore human rights spaces in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and meet with activists and change makers.
The second phase will take place during the 2023-2024 school year, when all educators in the fellowship cohort will attend 2, two-hour virtual trainings/ meetings each semester (for a total of four workshops). Finally, in the summer of 2024, the fellowship cohort will again convene in person for three days on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Those selected for the fellowship will create and share lesson plans and units that integrate global content into civic education.
*Eligibility: You must be a state-licensed Minnesota or Wisconsin K-12 educator to apply for this fellowship.
Sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies Title VI National Resource Center at the University of Minnesota, the Institute of World Affairs Title VI National Resource Center at the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota