2015 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators
Across the Salish Sea: Canada-U.S. Connections in the Pacific Northwest
June 22 - 26, 2015 in Seattle, WA (2N) and Victoria, BC (2N)
Information about the Annual STUDY CANADA Summer Institute
The US today faces unprecedented demand for globally competent citizens and professionals. To this end, U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants support language training programs and area studies, including Canada, so that students learn more about the world and transnational trends. 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 to provide American educators with an excellent foundation for teaching about our vital political, economic, environmental and cultural relationships with Canada. For more than 35 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 experts. 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.
Registration Deadline: Registration opens November 1, 2014 and closes May 1, 2015
Registration Cost: $600 Full payment is due with registration – Limited scholarship/travel awards may be available. This cost includes all course fees, instruction, 4 nights’ hotel lodging, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, most activities, 1-way transfer to Pier 69 and Victoria Clipper transportation between Seattle, WA-Victoria, BC. To allow travel flexibility, the program ends in Victoria, BC.
Accommodations: Rooms at the Executive Hotel Pacific in Seattle, WA and the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, have two beds shared by two same-sex participants. A $500 supplemental fee is required for a private room. If a non-registered companion joins you, a $700 supplemental fee is required for lodging, some activities, transfer and 1-way transportation on the Victoria Clipper.