Participants at the National Social Studies Supervisor's Association (NSSSA) workshop about South Asia in Kansas City, Missouri'
The Southern Center ís education department provides expert assistance to any organization, state, district or school interested in hosting a workshop for its teachers on the World in Transition educational materials. A cadre of trained professionals who are pedagogical experts is available to conduct these training sessions. The Southern Center also has a Workshop Leaders Manual to aid any teacher who is interested in conducting a workshop on his/her own.
Workshops provide teachers with the best introduction to the World in Transition. Attending a workshop allows teachers to familiarize themselves with the structure of the packages and gives them confidence that SCIS materials are teacher-friendly and can be used effectively in a variety of classroom environments with minimal preparation.
Since their introduction in 1992, the World in Transition educational materials have been distributed to teachers primarily through workshops. In 1993, SCIS hosted representatives from all 50 states in a trainer of trainer setting. Since then, over 40 states have convened workshops and distributed materials to thousands of teachers. Some states have introduced statewide distribution programs over the years and several continue today. In Georgia, a statewide program has been funded through the state legislature. Recently, the World Affairs Councils of America introduced a Flagship Program for their councils to conduct workshops in their home states. Funded by UPS, this program provides materials and training to each qualifying council.
Participants at a workshop in Macon, Georgia
To learn more about the Center ís workshop program contact us at 1-404-261-5763 or by email@example.com