Human Rights through Interdisciplinary Inquiry:
Developing Our Social Scientists
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
8:30am – 3:00pm
FREE to Connecticut Educators
Join us for a teacher workshop on that will introduce participants to an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to build student empathy and civic skills. Using human rights education approaches and methods, this strategy combines social studies, language arts, and performing arts through writing original, multi-perspective plays based on historical moments of human rights tension and change.
Participants will explore the underlying theory and research basis for the curriculum, walk through the step-by-step elements of the curriculum process, and have the opportunity to apply the method to their own classroom context with the advice and mentorship of the workshop leader.
This workshop is most appropriate for grades 4-8, but would benefit a variety of educators.
The workshop is lead by Nicola Berlinsky, who has taught elementary school for twenty-seven years in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. With an MS from Bank Street College in the science of teaching, and MEd from Columbia University in educational leadership, she has developed teaching practices that enable young students to substantively engage in human rights education. In Nicola’s classroom, reading, writing, science, math, social studies, visual and performing arts, and service-learning experiences are integrated to help students absorb, communicate, and interact with challenging points of tension in society. She has presented this work at CIAS and POCC, and conferences, Oxford Consortium’s Conference on Human Rights, and last December was a guest lecturer at Columbia University.
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