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The center is at the forefront of providing comprehensive initiatives that target the K–12 audience throughout the U.S.A. with an emphasis on current curriculum materials and publications that enhance greater awareness of Canada, especially in social studies and French language classrooms.
Center representatives regularly promote Canadian Studies outreach education to K–12 teachers, curriculum coordinators, administrators, and students in New York State and beyond. Services provided by the center to this constituency include:
To invite a center representative, accompanied by a wide range of K–12 classroom curriculum materials, to your district for any of the above mentioned learning opportunities, please contact: Amy Sotherden, Outreach Program Activities Coordinator, tel: (518) 564-2385 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The center continues to offer our gratitude and support to Mr. Les Buell, a retired teacher knowledgeable, energetic and passionate about Canada, who is available in the western region of New York State to promote our outreach activities such as teacher workshops, student programs and Superintendent's conference day programs on Canada. Email Les directly at: email@example.com
We are now recruiting New York State Teachers for future participation in a week-long professional development institute to be organized in partnership with the Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine. K–12 educators engaged with Canadian social studies content will provide presentations during this program. A plethora of K–12 curriculum resources and sample lesson plans will also be presented.
This summer institute for teachers of social studies, geography, history and French will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the six elements of geography, historical foundations, and contemporary cultural insights through first-hand experience in the province of Québec. Participants will:
June 23–28, 2013
Begin and end in Montréal with travel to Québec City
Participants must submit a US$649 registration fee. This fee covers transportation during the Institute, lecturer fees, admissions to educational sites, curriculum materials, double-occupancy at hotels, and some meals. Participants provide transportation to and from Montreal, lunches daily, and most dinners.
Download the Quebec Dimensions Summer Institute for K–12 Professionals Registration Form. (Note this files requires the latest version of Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download.
PDP/Clock Hour Certificate will be issued to all participants. For an additional cost and a final project, the Institute may be taken for graduate credit.
If you would like more information about the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Christopher Kirkey, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the Study of Canada
Phone: (518) 564-2086
Fax: (518) 564-2112