Global and Diversity Education

Language Exchange Program
Language exchange program, held each Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 in B-248b.

The Global and Diversity Education Program at Moraine Valley sponsors programs, speakers, events, and activities that infuse global awareness and increase exposure to diverse cultures and perspectives into the campus culture and course curriculum.

Faculty interested in developing strategies and resources to infuse global and diversity education into course curriculum or to pursue professional development opportunities related to international education are encouraged to contact Michael Renehan, Global and Diversity Education Program Coordinator and Professor, Intensive English Language Program at (708) 974-5321.

Resources for Faculty

Brown University’s Choices Program: Teaching with the News

Ready made lesson plans that connect your content to the headlines in the news.  Most lessons are free. Just search in the “free” section.

Curriculum Internationalization Resources for Community College Educators

The University of Arizona, a Title VI Grant holder, shared these materials on curriculum internationalization for community colleges. The site includes background information, instructional materials, professional development opportunities, suggested media, and useful links.

Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies

This is a nice collection of digital teaching resources for teaching on issues related to the Middle East.  There is a place to sign up for a listserv for resources pertaining to community colleges.

Language Exchange
Adjunct faculty member Manal Kanan mentors ESL/IEL students

Global Oneness Project

Looking for an impactful lesson? The Global Oneness Project is a very nice collection of films, photo essays and articles with ready-made lessons you can use in your class right away. All lesson plans are tied to national standards and are searchable by subject matter


Pulitzer Center: Five Lesson Plans to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Five high-impact lessons for Women’s History Month. Lessons you can use today!


Where is the Middle East? 

This is an excellent resource which explores the complexity of defining and mapping the Middle East, or even using that term at all.

Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty

Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute

Dar al Islam is holding its 29th educators’ institute on “Understanding Islam and Muslims.” The program is to help teachers understand Islam so that they can teach about it more effectively. The program is FREE to accepted teachers – you only have to pay for your transportation to Albuquerque. The dates are from July 18-21. Apply now. (Global Education is telling you about this event as a courtesy)

The Olga Lengyel Institute

The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Education and Human Rights summer seminar is a FUNDED summer program for secondary or college educators. It is a 12-day program from June 16-28 held in New York City. Selected educators receive a fellowship of $350, free housing at Columbia University, round-trip airfare, local transportation, and most meals. (Global Education and Diversity is telling you about this event as a courtesy)

Summer Educators’ Programs

 Summer educators’ programs by Title VI National Resource Centers covering all world areas. Some have full funding. (Global Education and Diversity is telling you about this event as a courtesy only)

 “Middle Eastern Millennials through Literature, Culture, and Media” is to be held at the University of Arizona, August 4-10, 2019. The academic director, Dr. Maha Nassar, is a fascinating scholar and a wonderful educator; she will be joined by a “dream team” of presenters. While we won’t have the full details and application online for a week or two, there is a fuller description of our future program on the link above.  The institute will be for 28 college/university educators – they especially want to encourage applications from faculty at community colleges and smaller undergraduate-serving universities. And NEH is even accepting several ADJUNCT PROFESSORS, an important new policy! Please think of applying – and tell your colleagues about the opportunity.