Thanks to associate professor of English, Heather Frankland – also ourPierce College NIEA Faculty Representative – we are sharing out information about a great professional development opportunity coming right to our doorstep!
Each fall the Northwest International Education Association (NIEA) holds a one-day workshop about an international theme with ideas for how you can incorporate this theme into your classes. This year’s theme is Global Tourism Through a Critical Lens.
This workshop will be held for the first time in ten years at Pierce College, Fort Steilacoom. It is on Oct. 21st and will be from 8:30-3PM. The fee is $50, which also includes lunch. If you are interested in registering for the event, follow this link to download a flyer: niea-2016-workshop
This is professional development that is appropriate for adjunct or full-time faculty and could be a great use of your professional development funds.
In addition, the workshop holds panels on the opportunities we have through our membership to the NIEA. Examples of these opportunities include the Community College Master Teacher Institute (CCMTI), a teacher training that is offered each summer through the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and the NIEA Mini-grant program where you can receive support from the NIEA to add more international content to your classes or to possibly develop a course with an international theme.
If you have any additional questions, please email Heather Frankland and she will be happy to answer them. You can also visit the Northwest International Education Association website to read more about the work of this group.