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)

What have past participants said about "STUDY CANADA"?
"I have participated in many professional development programs, both in the U.S. and around the world, and this is by far the best program! I enjoyed STUDY CANADA every single day and learned more than I could have imagined. I have also been inspired to teach it extensively in my classes." - John Baldridge (Oklahoma City, OK)
NEW! A photo gallery of the STUDY CANADA 2014 experience and a "Report Card", based on participant evaluations, are now available.

Information about the Annual STUDY CANADA Summer Institute

Why have so many K-12 educators across the United States participated in STUDY CANADA?

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.

What will the STUDY CANADA experience be like in 2015?

Registration Information

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.

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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.

Primary Sponsors: The U.S. Department of Education supports the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center for Canada (Western Washington University and the University of Washington) with funding from a Title VI Program Grant. Additional support is provided by l'Observatoire sur les états-Unis de la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand (UQAM.)

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