2014 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators
A Capital View of Canada: Nations within a Nation
June 26 - July 1, 2014 in Ottawa, ON (3N) and Montréal QC (2N)
Information about the Annual STUDY CANADA Summer Institute
“STUDY CANADA” is a renowned 6-day professional development program that provides American teachers with an excellent foundation for teaching about our northern neighbor and our important relationship. For more than 35 years, educators from across the U.S. have participated in the workshop to learn about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other experts. Cultural components include a series of unique learning experiences that reflect the theme of diversity and multiculturalism and important outcomes include development of curricula that meets Common Core and state-based standards, gaining global perspectives of civic issues, and receiving numerous resources for classroom use.
- Earn 3 university quarter credits (C/AM 410 - WWU) or 40 clock hours as you learn about Canada, its capital, and the distinct cultures that have formed the second largest nation in the world - all within comfortable and unique classroom settings with presentations by university faculty (WWU, UW, U Ottawa, UQAM), government officials and tribal leaders.
- Banish stereotypes while exploring Ottawa and Montréal, two of Canada's most historically important cities.
- Witness parliamentary democracy with special sessions in the Parliament Buildings and learn about the importance of Canada-US relations at the US Embassy. History will come alive at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and during customized tours in Ottawa and Old Montréal.
- Develop a lesson plan on Canada that meets NCSS/state standards, gain tools to create a PowerPoint presentation on Canada suitable for your students/colleagues and perhaps even become a K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associate with NRC support in offering presentations about Canada in your region.
- Receive multiple classroom materials at a Resource Fair to improve curriculum connections to Canada for your students.
- Some travel awards are expected to be available. Check back for updates.
Registration Deadline: Registration opens November 1, 2013.
Registration Fee: $600 [NB: Full payment due with registration - Scholarships and Travel Awards are expected to be available. Check back here for updates.] This cost includes all course fees, hotel lodging, breakfasts, and some additional meals, and all activities, as well as one-way transportation between Ottawa-Montréal. Travel to Canada not included. The program begins in Ottawa and ends in Montréal.
Westin Ottawa and Hôtel Lord Berri rooms have 2 double beds shared by 2 same-gendered participants.
Supplemental Fees: If a private room is preferred, a $500 supplemental fee is required. If a non-registered companion joins you, a supplemental fee of $600 is required for accommodation, activities, and Ottawa-Montréal transportation.