March 2014 Speak Truth To Power Human Rights Curriculum

K-12 Human Rights Education at the Dodd Center

Teacher Workshop: Speak Truth To Power Human Rights Curriculum

March 7 & 8, 2014
9:00AM – 5:00PM

THOMAS J. DODD RESEARCH CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, STORRS, CT

As part of its initiative to promote Human Rights Education in Connecticut classrooms, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut is partnering with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights to introduce teachers to the Speak Truth To Power (STTP) human rights curriculum.  This two-day workshop will provide participants with training in STTP lessons, resources, and projects, along with guidance in integrating the curriculum into district and school-level standards. For those unable to take two days to attend this exciting program we offer a one-day option.

2-Day Workshop 1-Day Workshop
*Participants certified as STTP lead teachers* (March 7 or March 8)
  • Review of human rights education concepts and standards
  • Introduction to the Defenders Curriculum and STTP online resources
  • In-depth training in 3-4 selected Defender Lessons.
  • Work in small groups to develop course-specific lessonplans for use in their own classrooms.
  • Review of human rights education concepts and standards
  • Introduction to the Defenders Curriculum and STTP online resources
  • In-depth training in 3-4 selected Defender Lessons.

Workshop is free of charge and open to enrollment by pre-service and in-service teachers of all grades and content areas.  Workshop examples and tools will be most appropriate to Language Arts and Social Studies teachers at the middle and high school level.

Please fill in the below form to submit an application. For more information contact glenn.mitoma@uconn.edu