TeachUNICEF Workshop on gender equality

March 24, 2011

On March 8, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Education Department, the New York State Spanish Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (BETAC), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, and the New York State Haitian BETAC presented the workshop "TeachUNICEF: Exploring Gender Equality through Global Education."

On March 8, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Education Department, the New York State Spanish Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (BETAC), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, and the New York State Haitian BETAC presented the workshop "TeachUNICEF: Exploring Gender Equality through Global Education."

On March 8, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Education Department, the New York State Spanish Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (BETAC), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, and the New York State Haitian BETAC presented the workshop "TeachUNICEF: Exploring Gender Equality through Global Education."

Left to right:  Jen Lewis (CLACS), David Donaldson (U.S. Fund for UNICEF), Gail Slater (Spanish BETAC), Nicole Rosefort (Haitian BETAC), and Tara Broughel (U.S. Fund for UNICEF).
U.S. Fund for UNICEF/2011
Left to right: Jen Lewis (CLACS), David Donaldson (U.S. Fund for UNICEF), Gail Slater (Spanish BETAC), Nicole Rosefort (Haitian BETAC), and Tara Broughel (U.S. Fund for UNICEF).

Our facilitators and participants shared what English Language Learners (ELLs) bring to the study of global themes and the challenges of incorporating global themes in the classroom. The teachers discussed a definition of global competence, and then they moved into the specific topic of gender equality. Finally, the group investigated and reported on gender-related resources available at our TeachUNICEF.org website, including how they would adapt these resources to meet the needs of their students.

The workshop will continue with a follow-up session on March 30th with a guest speaker, Professor Erin Murphy-Graham of New York University. If you are a New York State secondary school teacher of ELLs who teaches social studies, English as a second language, or English language arts, and you are interested in attending the March 30 follow-up session, please click here or email nyssbetac@gmail.com with "UNICEF" in the subject line.