Creating tools for your globally conscious classroom...

The Summer Institute is a five-day professional development program at the University of Pennsylvania to support educators in

* Understanding the increasing importance of our world regions in the K-12 classroom and

* Learning new information and tools to connect Greater Philadelphia classrooms to the world.

"Transnational Experiences: Engaging with World Heritage" will connect Greater Philadelphia, its history, and social climate, to global histories and contexts. The program features presentations by Penn faculty and area professionals, performances, film screenings, field trips, and global cuisine. Participants will work in small groups to create lessons and experiential activities for their classes. The resources created will culminate in the form of a World Heritage Tool Kit, to be unveiled during the 60-day GlobalPhilly2015 Expo.

The Summer Institute is a funded and experiential program. Qualified applicants that show particular interest in collaborative learning, leadership and world heritage themes will be selected. Selected participants who complete the program will receive a $150 stipend and Act 48 credits.

This program is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Center, Middle East Center, Africa Center, Center for East Asian Studies, American Center for Mongolian Studies, Graduate School of Education, Perry World House, the Mayor's Office and the Global Philadelphia Association  

For more information about Philadelphia's World Heritage bid, please visit