About the Global Summer Institute

The Summer Institute is a five-day professional development program July 18-22, 2016 at the University of Pennsylvania to support educators in:

  • Understanding the increasing importance of our world regions in the K-12 classroom and
  • Learning new information and tools to connect Greater Philadelphia classrooms to the world.

This year’s Summer Institute, “Using the Arts to Teach Global History, Happenings and Heritage,” will showcase how educators can utilize visual, oral, written and performance art as a tool to reach global education objectives. Participating educators will receive Act 48 credits. Space is limited so apply today!

The program will include presentations by Penn faculty and local professionals in a lecture, workshop and performance format. Through presentations, field trips, hand-on activities and global cuisine, participants will work in small groups to create lessons and experiential activities for their classes. The resources created will culminate in a lesson plan that teachers can integrate into their curriculum.

Eligibility: Greater Philadelphia K-12 teachers currently teaching or in administration.  Efforts will be made to draw from a representative mix of Philadelphia School District/charters, independent/private & parochial schools. The Summer Institute is a FREE resource to selected educators. A $75 REFUNDABLE application fee is required by accepted instructors. Selected participants who complete the program will receive their deposit back in full and Act 48 credits.

Deadline: The Application Deadline is Sunday May 31st, 2016 at 11:59pm.

All candidates will be contacted with a final decision by Monday, June 6th, 2016.

All selected candidates are required to attend the entire five days of the institute and to complete the required assignments. Deposits will be issued upon completion of the program.

This program is supported by the University of Pennsylvania’s South Asia Center, Middle East Center, Center for East Asian Studies, American Center for Mongolian Studies, Kim Program in Korean Studies, Graduate School of Education, Perry World House, Center for Africana Studies, Penn Museum, and the Global Philadelphia Association.