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Monday, May 14, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Common Core: Getting There Globally

A professional development workshop designed to provide resources for globally-minded educators.

Pick Hall
Ground Floor Lounge
5828 South University Avenue
Chicago IL, 60637

**Resources from this workshop can be found at the very bottom of this page.

The Common Core’s skill-based standards provide ample opportunity – and encouragement – for educators to engage with global content and cultures. What they don’t offer is practical ideas about how to do so. In this workshop led by Primary Source, we explored the range of global literary and informational texts and learn about ways to find such texts for different grade levels and pair or cluster them to support different Common Core skills.  Activity ideas for various grade levels were featured in breakout sessions, and participants left with specific ideas and resources for addressing the Common Core reading and writing standards while enhancing students’ global knowledge and engagement.

Designed for K-12 teachers and administrators of the humanities subjects.

2 CPDUs offered
Free and open to the public.

Attendees received a copy of "Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World."

If you were unable to attend this workshop, but would like to learn more about Primary Source. Please visit their webpage at

Workshop Presenters:

Deborah Cunningham is Senior Program Coordinator at Primary Source. Before coming to Primary Source in 2003, Deborah taught U.S. and world history at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School for several years, worked as coordinator of services for young people at the National Association for Gifted Children in the U.K., and completed her doctorate on the teaching of historical empathy at Oxford University. She continues to conduct research on aspects of history teachers' knowledge and expertise. Deb also lived and traveled in China from 1993 to 1994, and resided in England from 1998 to 2003, experiences that deepened her commitment to cross-cultural understanding. She holds degrees from Yale and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Julia de la Torre is the Executive Director of Primary Source. Prior to assuming this role, Julia worked as a Program Director, designing professional development courses for K-12 teachers on a variety of world regions and global issues. Julia is a former French language teacher and has also taught English in Morocco and Moldova, where she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2003-2005. A 2006 graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Julia studied international education policy and also explored her passion for 21st century learning tools and online education. She is an avid traveler and is fluent in French and Romanian.

This workshop was presented by Primary Source, and cosponsored by CIS.