Summer Institute for Educators 2017

Location: Saieh Hall 203 (1160 East 58th Street)


This two-day professional development workshop brings together award-winning journalists supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and digital educational resources created by Pulitzer Center and UChicago to address the incorporation of current global issues in the classroom. The program will include a combination of presentations and hands-on curriculum building activities. Participants will leave with the tools to incorporate new content into their classes, as well as connections to journalists working on these issues.


Intended for elementary through community college educators (K–14), the Summer Institute for Educators is open to all interested parties. Attendees can earn up to 12 CPDUs by completing the Institute.




Attendees can earn up to 12 PD hours by completing the Institute.


In providing this professional development opportunity for local educators, we hope all Institute participants will:

  • Discover reporting to share with their students and create a plan to bring that reporting into their curricula
  • Develop a plan for connecting a Pulitzer Center journalist with students over Skype
  • Feel comfortable exploring the Pulitzer Center site for additional reporting that can be used to further students’ learning goals
  • Explore ways to use journalism to teach research skills, text analysis skills, media literacy skills and global competency skills

We invite educators to consider the following guiding questions before, during, and after the Institute:

  • How interested are my students in global issues?
  • Why is it important for students to investigate global issues? What are the barriers to connecting students with global issues, and how do we overcome those barriers?
  • How are my students accessing the news?
  • How can my students positively contribute to the global media landscape as both consumers and producers of online content?

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The 2017 Summer Institute for Educators is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Neighborhood Schools Program, and presented in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.