This week's postings: 1. Online Teaching Resource on North Korea 2. Moving Voices: Students Creating Documentaries Around the World 3. Bulletin Board History Project 4. ACT Summer Institute on Peacebuilding for Conflict Resolution 5. Unite For Sight Second Annual International Conference Applications to travel to Vietnam with NPCA, Friendship Force and the Fund for Reconciliation and Development are encouraged by March 1. Go to http://www.rpcv.org/pages/sitepage.cfm?id=205 for complete application materials and information. Ellen Frierson Global TeachNet Intern National Peace Corps Association mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.globalteachnet.org ------------------------------------------- 1. Online Teaching Resource on North Korea Posted by request: On February 10, 2005, North Korea declared that it has nuclear weapons, and that it will no longer participate in the six-party talks that were designed to end North Korea's nuclear program. "North Korea and Nuclear Weapons" engages students in consideration of a balanced range of views on this issue and then asks them to articulate their own judgment. This online lesson includes a one-period lesson plan, a framework of policy options, handouts, and links to selected online news sources. The material is available at no charge from the Teaching with the News section of the Choices web site: http://www.choices.edu/curriculum_twtn.cfm ------------------------------------------- 2. Moving Voices: Students Creating Videos Around the World Posed by request Deadline: March 1 iEARN, the leader in educational networking worldwide, announced that Moving Voices 2, an online course, is now available for teachers to learn how to bring digital video technology into their classrooms - to build skills in students that may lead to future Oscar Awards. This nine-week course helps teachers enable students to script, film, edit and create digital documentaries that will be shared worldwide and will form part of the initial videos of a virtual library of student-produced digital videos (http://movingvoices.iearn.org/). With the pilot phase completed, Moving Voices 2 will expand the library and celebrate students as problem-solvers, using the power of their voices and images through digital documentaries geared toward issues of global social responsibility. Students will create videos on the following themes: Moving Communities: Sustainability and the quality of life for future generations. Moving Vocations: Cutting Edge Careers for the 21st century Moving Stories: Unsung Heroes Moving Waters: Every Drop Counts The vision for Moving Voices is simple. Students around the world use the power of digital films to move and inform far-flung audiences. The films are rich, authentic resources for learning. They contribute to increased understanding of our neighbors in our evermore interdependent world. MovingVoices videos are multi-lingual with English subtitles, where necessary, making them a powerful language-learning tool for US classrooms. Scholarship Assistance from the U.S. Department of Education makes it possible for iEARN to sponsor fifteen US teachers to work with peers worldwide in the second phase. These scholarships lower the enrollment cost to US teachers from $600 to only $100 for the nine-week course, based on a rolling deadline basis. The course starts on March 7, 2005. To enroll in the Moving Voices Online Course, or to learn more, contact Losira Okelo at mailto:email@example.com by March 1, 2005. The course is open to teachers worldwide, but spaces are limited. Over the past three years, iEARN has pioneered online interactive professional development courses and offers courses in a number of curriculum areas. See http://www.iearn.org/professional. For information about iEARN, visit http://www.iearn.org or write to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212/870-2693. Interactive FrameWorks, Inc. designs and realizes national and international media projects for general, community-affairs, and education audiences. http://www.frame-works.com ------------------------------------------- 3. History Project: Educational Bulletin Boards Posted by request: Dear Colleagues, My name is Jessica Nelson. I am a PhD student in the Social Psychology Program at the University of Kansas, where I work in collaboration with Dr. Glenn Adams. Dr. Adams and I are conducting a research study to investigate what people learn from educational displays—in particular, bulletin boards devoted to history topics. As a part of this research, we are asking teachers from school districts across the country to submit digital photos of history bulletin boards. We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider participating in the project. We are looking for photos that portray an existing bulletin board on the topic of history that appears in either a classroom or hallway. In return for your participation, we will include the photo(s) of your display in a web-based contest. As part of the contest, we will award a 50-dollar gift certificate to the set of entries that visitors to the site determine to have the greatest educational value. To participate in the project, please send an electronic photo of your bulletin board display to this address: mailto:email@example.com. Because we are under time pressure, we can only accept entries that arrive by Tuesday, March 1, 2005. All entries must include school name, address, and phone number. Winners will be judged on the basis of educational value, creativity, and visual appeal. Take one photo of the overall bulletin board and provide a file of the text that appears on the bulletin board. Once the project is complete, we will send you a report with details of the contest and results of our study. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns. You can reach us via the contact information that appears below. We hope that you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate in a research study that seeks to understand and improve history education in the USA. Sincerely, Jessica Nelson, M. A. Glenn Adams, Ph.D. Department of Psychology Department of Psychology University of Kansas University of Kansas 1415 Jayhawk Blvd. 1415 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045-7556 Lawrence, KS 66045-7556 785-766-2439 785 864-9481 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com ------------------------------------------- 4. ACT Summer Institute on Peacebuilding for Conflict Resolution Posted by request: The Alliance for Conflict Transformation is happy to announce its new Summer Institute on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution to be held July 16 - August 6 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. It is a 4-credit course open to graduate students, upper-level undergraduates, and professionals. IPCR offers a stimulating integration of theory and practice, bringing together innovative academic analysis with practical, hands-on training and skills development, combined with personal and professional development. The course will provide an overview of the theory and practice of conflict resolution and peacebuilding with a focus on providing concrete skills participants can use in the field. For more information see our website: http://www.conflicttransformation.org ------------------------------------------- 5. Unite For Sight Second Annual International Conference Posted by request: "Eyes on International Collaboration: Promoting Health From Campus to Lab to Field" April 2-3, 2005 Harvard University *Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in international service, international development, and global health *When: April 2-3, 2005 *Where: Harvard University *Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 15th *Jointly Sponsored by New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Unite For Sight Unite For Sight is pleased to invite you to attend an exciting international conference for anyone interested in international service, including undergraduate and graduate students, doctors, professors, public health professionals, nurses, patients, philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders in ophthalmology, public health, academia, corporations, and policy. CME Credits - This educational activity has been designated for a maximum of 11 hours of Category I Credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. 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