July 13, 2016, 8:00am
Gendered Perspectives: Integrating Gender into K-12 Global Education Curriculum
Presenter: Anastasia Shown (UPENN), Dr. Grace L. Sanders Johnson (UPENN) and Dr. Carine Allaf (Qatar Foundation International)
Participants: K-12 Educators
Location: Camden County College, Blackwood Campus

This one-day teacher training is geared towards K-16 educators in the New Jersey area. The main objective is to help educators better integrate gendered perspectives into their global education curriculum. Through this training teachers will learn more about gender based topics relating to the Middle East, South Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, and will be better equipped to engage a more intersectional framework for global education. 

Guest Speakers and Topics Include 

Teaching Concepts and Histories of Gender in the Caribbean and Latin America 

The Caribbean and Latin America are among the most traveled yet least understood regions in the Americas. Concepts and histories of gender in this region are even further marginalized. Using four major themes including: Food, Entertainment, Migration, and Family, this talk will introduce K-12 educators to the region of the Caribbean and Latin America through topics that are likely familiar to the group, while encouraging participants to engage in new narratives about the region. The workshop is interdisciplinary and is designed to engage educators who teach a range of subjects including, Social Studies, Environmental Science, Art, History, Economics, and English/Literature. 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Grace L. Sanders Johnson is a historian of gender and sexuality in the Caribbean and Latin America. Her current book project traces women’s intellectual thought and gender politics in early twentieth century Haiti. Dr. Sanders Johnson is currently a Vice Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Africana Studies.  

Best Practices & New Strategies for Teaching Africa: Sample Lessons from Women's Perspectives

This presentation will walk teachers through 1.) Why it is important to teach about Africa, 2.) Pedagogy for best practices on teaching Africa, 3.) Criteria for evaluating literature, materials and lesson plans for use in the classroom, and 4.) Sample lesson planning ideas representing African women's perspectives- Bunmi Fatoye-Matory, Wangari Maathai, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

About the Speaker:

Anastasia Shown is a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice and Community Outreach Consultant in the School of Arts & Sciences working most recently with the South Asia Center, Middle East Center and Center for Africana Studies. Prior to this she worked as the Assistant Director of the Africa Center. By working with these Centers over the last 9 years, she has strengthened global education efforts in the region and nationally by providing professional development opportunities for teachers, curriculum support and in-school programming. She fulfilled her B.A. at Indiana University and the University of Ghana, majoring in Women Studies and Sociology. She earned her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy & Practice. 

Curriculum Development and Women in the Middle East

This hands-on workshop will discuss how to view women in the Middle East and their lives, in addition to presenting specific ways to teach about women in your classroom. Beginning with a discussion on gender and the Middle East, this workshop will debunk major stereotypes and then translate that knowledge into curricular suggestions. Teachers will leave with tangible ways of addressing gender and the Arab world in their lessons.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Carine Allaf has fifteen years of experience in education and the Arab world, working as a teacher, scholar, and practitioner in the United States and in multiple countries across the Arab world. Currently she is the Senior Programs Advisor at Qatar Foundation International whose mission is dedicated to connecting cultures and advancing global citizenship through education. Dr. Allaf obtained her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Teachers will receive a stipend of $100 per day along with instructional materials and a professional development certificate. They will be expected to submit a lesson plan based upon the material presented in the workshop within a week of its conclusion. The workshop is in the Forum in the Connector Building.    

PLEASE SEND THE ATTACHED APPLICATION TO: Valerie Concordia at vconcordia@camdencc.edu.