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Outreach Council African Studies Associa

Professional Development Opportunities

The ASA Outreach Council Members are pleased to offer a variety of workshops, institutes, and certificate programs for K-16 educators. Browse our highlighted opportunities below or view our Events Calendar for a full list of programs and public events. 

Boston University | Confronting Apartheid: Teaching about the Struggle for Freedom

Wednesday, April 27th
6-8pm ET


Location: ONLINE

Register HERE

A free workshop for 6-12 educators to launch the open access textbook: Confronting Apartheid.

With Dr. Shireen Hassim, Dr. Barbara Brown, and Dr. Zoliswa Mali. 

  • Access the E-Textbook, Confronting Apartheid, developed jointly by Facing History & BU African Studies Center

  • Examine critical moment in South Africa's history

  • Engage in classroom activities to reflect on core dilemmas in the struggle

  • Learn about the multilingual South African anthem

Professional development points (PDPs) are available. Email with questions. 

Register by clicking this link.

University of Florida | K-12 Teachers' Online Summer Institute on Africa

June 6-10, 2022


Location: ONLINE

More information

The Center for African Studies at the University of Florida is offering a Five-day Online (via Zoom) Summer Institute for K-12 teachers. The objective of the institute is for participants to increase their knowledge about Africa, including its geography, history, and literature. Participants will develop lesson plans for use in their classrooms. Participation in the online summer institute is free.  In addition, participants who complete all assignments will receive a stipend of $400.  Alachua county teachers will receive continuing education credit from the School Board.

Click HERE for more information and to apply. 

Harvard University | Global Studies Outreach Teachers Workshop




August 1st-3,rd 2022

Location: Cambridge, MA (In-Person)

Apply NOW!

The Future of Democracy

Exacerbated by a number of global phenomena – economic inequality, a global pandemic, mis/disinformation, government corruption, and more – democratic erosion is affecting nations worldwide with no clear international consensus on how to respond. At this summer’s Global Studies Outreach workshop, we will consider the future of democracy using global case studies as well as the American comparative perspective.

In Person from August 1st - 3rd, 2022
This year's workshop will take place in person at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA from August 1st-3rd, with several virtual sessions offered the week prior. The cost to attend the workshop is $75 plus your personal travel expenses. The $75 includes a light breakfast and lunch daily. 

Apply by April 29th to attend! More information and the application can be found HERE

Fall & Spring Admission

Application Deadlines:

Nov. 15, 2021 (Fall/Winter)

May 15, 2022 (Spring)

The Teaching Africa Teacher Certificate Program at Boston University supports pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers who are interested in engaging with Africa in its global context. This interdisciplinary program prepares teachers to become education leaders and innovators in the teaching of Africa with a globally-minded program that is committed to flexibility in fulfilling degree completion requirements and promoting culturally relevant Africa instruction. Participant teachers take 6 graduate credits in African Studies and join a collegial community of practice to build a curriculum unit on Africa.

Why You Should Apply

You are passionate about global education and African Studies. You seek a specialization that will enhance your teaching career and galvanize your teaching portfolio. You want to address the increasing centrality of Africa in the curriculum and innovate in your practice. The Boston University African Studies Center respects your work and commitment. Whether you are a seasoned educator or are new to the field of teaching, we want to support you to gain access to the tools and curriculum you need. 

For more information and to apply, visit BU's website...

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