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Professional Development Workshops

The Office of International Affairs offers professional development workshops for educators on themes and current political, social, economic, and cultural events in world regions related to Ohio State's five Area Studies Centers.

Ohio Teachers' Professional Development Abroad

Summer Institute for Ohio Teachers: Tel Aviv, Israel (July 3 - July 21, 2013)

Kibbutzim College, IsraelOhio State Middle East Studies Center and Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts are providing Ohio teachers with a program to study with Israeli teachers and explore a country of diverse cultural, political and geographic challenges. This program offers Graduate Credit or Professional Development contact hours. Most of the program will take place in Tel Aviv the largest costal urban center. Field trips to other parts of this small country (the size of New Jersey) are also included. This experience will challenge your global engagement and provide you with tools to internationalize your teaching. View scholarships and experience learning abroad program.

  • For more information contact Esther E. Gottlieb at oia-outreach@osu.edu

Educator Workshops

From 2005 to 2007 the educator workshops were called "Global Hot Spots" as they were devoted to recent ‘hot' topics in five regions, teachers from Central Ohio attended those workshops and as with all our workshops, they were awarded professional contact hours.

Ohio Global Institute Summer 2010

The Office of International Affairs hosted 2010 Ohio Global Institute on Ohio State’s campus from August 3-5. As part of the International Education Outreach, 100 K-12 educators from around the state attended the three-day workshop, which provided educators with a broader view of how they can connect their students with classrooms and experts around the world.

Global Institute Summer 2009: Ohio Teachers Going Global: Internationalizing Across the Curriculum

The five Area Studies Centers and the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University have collaborated with other educators around the state to present the 2009 Global Institute, a three-day workshop for teachers in grades K-12, that was held August 3-6 on the campus of Kent State University. The workshop will provide educators with a broader view of how they can connect their students with classrooms and experts around the world. The Global Institute is a partnership among The Ohio State University, Kent State University, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Geographic Alliance.

Spotlight on Global Democracies: Elections in Comparative Perspectives - Fall 2008

A Fall 2008 professional development course was devoted to recent elections in different counties that made headlines in international news. The objective of this course was to provide educators with information as well as the tools to explain, explore, and compare international election processes in which our own national elections are in the forefront of the daily discussions.