Tools for Engaging Students in Learning
مؤتمر فصل الربيع الدراسي : أدوات لضمان استمالة الطلاب و جذب أهتمامهم عند التدريس
The Middle East Institute is proud to be a co-sponsor of the annual New York Forum of Amazigh Film (NYFAF), a showcase of contemporary feature, documentary, and short films by and about the Amazigh people of North Africa and in the diaspora. NYFAF's mission is to create a space where the filmmakers, artists, and scholars of indigenous Amazigh identity and culture can gather yearly to share their knowledge and enthusiasm while fostering dialogue with a diverse audience of students and thinkers gathered from across New York City and the world. Through pre- and post-screening Q & As, live performances, and exhibitions of art and artifacts, the New York Forum of Amazigh Film seeks to disseminate Amazigh cinema and promote an understanding of the unique history, culture, and language of Amazigh peoples in North Africa and in the diaspora.
The Islamic Studies Center at Duke University offers a five-day workshop this summer designed to introduce teachers to different dimensions of the Middle East. From social movements to geopolitics to cultures and more, teachers will deepen their understanding of both the historic and modern Middle East. Participants will learn from scholars and community experts, engage with authentic texts, and participate in experiential learning activities.
This institute is open to currently practicing educators teaching in grades 6-12 in the United States. All expenses will be covered for selected participants. Application Deadline: March 25, 2018.
Unique opportunity for high school teachers and their students to participate in the annual symposium presented by Columbia student group, The Muslim Protagonist. This year's symposium features the theme of "Aunthencity." The symposium will feature panels and workshops on zine-making and calligraphy.
The Middle East Institute is offering to sponsor ten high school teachers and their students to attend (we will cover the attendance fee). If you or your students are interested in attending, please register here.
Open to people of all backgrounds, ages, faiths, and cultures, The Muslim Protagonist is NOT an event exclusively for Muslims, “minorities,” or Columbia students/faculty—everyone is welcome
The day-long workshop will be based on an Open University curriculum designed by Katherine Franke, Professor of Law at Columbia University, who will teach the course. Drawing on comparisons with the US legal system and establishment of the United States as a nation-state, Franke will give an overview of the issues at hand, offering teachers tools that will allow them to go back to their own classrooms and teach a unit on Israel/Palestine.
Media sources have constructed problematic images about the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA). Through this symposium, we hope to begin conversations about representations within curriculum and teaching, and cultivate culturally relevant pedagogy when teaching students from these regions.