2016 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators

Across the Salish Sea: Canada-US Connections in the Pacific Northwest

June 27-July 1, 2016 in Seattle, WA (2N) and Victoria, BC (2N)

Directed by T. Storer (WWU), D. Rossiter (WWU) and N. Fabbi (UW)

$650 Registration Cost – Travel Support Available – http://www.k12studycanada.org/scsi.html

So that American students learn more about the world and continental history, the U.S. D.O.E.-designated Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada offers the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators annually. The renowned program has provided educators with an excellent foundation for teaching about our vital political, economic, environmental and cultural relationships with Canada for almost 40 years. Teachers from every state have learned about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other expert program staff. Beginning in 2015, a unique two-nation agenda was developed to highlight the ties that bind the US and Canada as cultural cousins, political neighbors, environmental stewards of the continent, and as trade partners with strong ties to Pacific Rim nations. Important outcomes have always included gaining global perspectives of civic issues, receiving numerous resources for classroom use, and developing curricula that meet Common Core, C3 and state standards.

A draft agenda and detailed program guide can be viewed online. Note that the $650 registration fee includes a choice of 3 WWU undergraduate quarter credits (C/AM 410) or 40 WA State-issued clock hours, 4N hotel accommodations (the downtown Sheraton Hotel in Seattle and the Empress Hotel in Victoria), daily breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner as well as ferry transportation across the Salish Sea. Multiple $250 travel awards and one $650 tuition award are available this year.

Now is the time to register! Simply download the registration form online and mail it with full payment to Western Washington University as instructed on the form or follow the hyperlink at http://www.k12studycanada.org/scsi.html for immediate online registration. Check your award eligibility and, once registered, apply separately as instructed.  Contact tina.storer@wwu.edu for a personal response to program and financial support inquiries.

Posted on February 21, 2016 .