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Subject: FW: SENIOR HIGH PRINCIPALS/APS: Program in National Security Studies

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To: Zeto, Alayne C.
Subject: SENIOR HIGH PRINCIPALS/APS: Program in National Security Studies

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SENIOR HIGH PRINCIPALS/APS: Program in National Security Studies
Category: For Your Information

Audience:  Principals/APs (Senior High)
Due Date: Oct 17, 2008
Meeting Date: Nov 04, 2008
Attachment(s): APPLICATION_FOR_2008-09PINNS.doc

FIU's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship Studies, in collaboration with Curriculum & Instruction, Social Sciences, is offering a Program in National Security Studies for Senior High School social studies teachers and students.

  • The purpose of this program is to develop senior high school students' interest in National Security and its importance and impact in global, national, and local affairs.
  • The program consists of five major events: Two teacher workshops, two senior high school student simulations, and a week-long Summer Institute on National Securities Studies. The teacher workshops will be utilized to prepare teachers for the student simulations. The dates for the Fall and Spring workshops are:
      • 1st Teacher workshop will be on November 4, 2008 from 9:30am-1:30pm at FIU/University Campus.
      • 1st Student Simulation will be on December 3, 2008 at FIU/UNiversity Campus Graham Center Ballroom.
      • 2nd Teacher workshop will be on February 6, 2009 from 9:00am-1:00pm.
      • 2nd student simulation TBA.
  • The Summer Institute is scheduled for June 2009 and is for both students and teachers, by invitation only.
  • Substitute coverage will be provided for teachers attending the student simulations. No substitute coverage is needed for the teacher workshops on November 4, 2008 and February 6, 2009 since they are scheduled on district-wide professional development days that do not require substitue coverage.
  • Participating teachers will receive 18 MPP upon completion of all program requirements.
  • Teachers must complete and submit the attached application form no later than October 17, 2008.
  • Teachers selected to participate in the program will be notified by Fax or email no later than October 22, 2008.
  • Once teachers have been notified of their participation in the program, they are required to register on the Professional Development Menu and Registration System in order to obtain full Master Plan Points.
  • Only teachers notified of their approved participation will be admitted to the workshop.

Contact: Ms. Maria Elena Sardiņas ( 305 995-2498 )
Department: Curriculum & Instruction, Social Sciences