Educator Programs

The University of Chicago Educator Outreach site serves as the home for content and resources connected to current and past versions of the Summer Teacher Institute and the International Education Conference. Both the Summer Teacher Institute and the International Education Conference are professional development programs for educators that were created by the Center for International Studies and are now managed by the University of Chicago's area studies centers (Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies) with critical support from both on- and off-campus partners. 

The Summer Teacher Institute is an annual multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop that addresses issues of global significance with leading experts from academia, journalism, and the public policy sector. Past Institutes include "Inequality: Conditions, Consequences, Solutions", "Energy and the Global Environment: Science, History, Politics", and most recently "Global Issues in Local Contexts: Turning International Journalism into Teachable Lessons".

The International Education Conference is a single-day program that brings together local Chicago educators to explore ways to expand or enhance the teaching of international issues in the classroom.

If you're interested in exploring content and resources from past versions of these programs, please visit the Past Programs section of this site.