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 firstname.lastname@example.org (708) 974-5321.
Resources for Faculty
- Al Jazeera’s English-language news is also interesting, comprehensive, and multi-faceted.
- “Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East” is easily searchable – with tabs for different countries and a digest reviewing this week’s news. You can also get an email brief if you sign up.
Ready made lesson plans that connect your content to the headlines in the news. Most lessons are free. Just search in the “free” section.
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.
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.
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
Five high-impact lessons for Women’s History Month. Lessons you can use today!
This is an excellent resource which explores the complexity of defining and mapping the Middle East, or even using that term at all.
Funded Professional Development Opportunities
A wonderful, FUNDED program for full-time community college/university faculty is the Palestinian American Research Center’s Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine. It will be held in Jerusalem and the West Bank, from June 3-16. Applications are due Jan. 15, 2020.
There are some prestigious scholarship opportunities from the U.S. government to help community college/university students who are U.S. citizens to study abroad. The scholarships are fully funded and some include employment opportunities upon return. Community College students are especially encouraged to apply.