K-12 Global Education Outreach upcoming events
Region 17 ESC Social Studies Extravaganza
The Social Studies Extravaganza is an annual event designed to provide summer professional development opportunities for teachers throughout the region. K-12 GEO is proud to partner with both LISD and the Region 17 Service Center to provide our program offerings to teachers. Carolyn Darden, K-12 Lead Teacher, will present break-out sessions during both days of the conference. These sessions will highlight the K-12 program features offered at the ICC and in our “On the Road” series. In the past, this conference has been attended by well over 350 teachers from the South Plains, and we know that this year will be equally successful.
Educational Tour of Turkey
June 10-June 19
In collaboration with the Raindrop Turkish House of Lubbock, K-12 Global Education Outreach (GEO) is hosting an educational tour to Turkey to learn more about the culture and history of the region. Several Texas Tech University faculty and staff along with community members and teachers from Lubbock Independent School District will enjoy the goodwill tour. Travelers will visit Istanbul, Izmir, Nevsehir, and the capital city of Ankara.
Teacher Summer Workshop: Revolutionary Perspectives
The second annual summer workshop for teachers will be held on June 25 and 26 at the
International Cultural Center. In partnership with the Institute for the Study of
Western Civilizations-Honors College, K-12 Global Education Outreach is excited to
present a study of the impact of the American Revolution. Four break-out sessions
will be offered in which Texas Tech University faculty will lecture and discuss each
topic. Teachers will then be placed into smaller discussion groups to focus on specific
issues and analyze ways in which to use this new content in their classes.
Seesion 1: The British roots of the American Revolution
Session 2: The American Revolution and the Abolitionist Movement
Session 3: The American Revolution and the French Revolution
Session 4: The American Revolution and revolutions in Latin America
Summer Youth Classes
K-12 GEO is excited to partner with the National Ranching Heritage Center to offer
Summer Youth Classes during the week of July 14-18 for students who have completed
grades K-5. Tuition for each class is $25. Up to 4 classes can be taken. Students
will be in their selected classes the entire week.
You may register for ALL Summer Youth Classes by mail or online. No registrations will be accepted by phone. Online registration for classes can be found on the National Ranching Heritage Center's website at www.NRHC.ttu.edu by clicking on SUMMER YOUTH CLASSES. ALL classes held between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. will take place at the National Ranching Heritage Center. ALL classes held between 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. will take place at the International Cultural Center.
For additional information or questions regarding classes, please contact:
Julie Hodges, NRHC, 806.742.0498
Kelley Coleman, ICC, 806.742.3667