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January 13, 2009

University of Arizona - Conference: Introducing Children to the Arabic World

Introducing Children to the World: Exploring Middle Eastern Cultures and the Arabic Language through Children's Literature

University of Arizona | Tucson, AZ

January 24, 2009

Have you ever wanted to introduce your students to children around the world? This workshop will help you in immersing your students in global cultures and languages through engagements around children's literature. Literature can open the world for students and build a bridge to international understanding and global perspectives. During this workshop Arabic language and Middle Eastern cultures will be highlighted and you will have an opportunity to explore Middle Eastern values and practices, learn about the written language, and interact with many children's books about the Middle East in English and Arabic. Handouts and resources on Middle Eastern culture, language and children's literature will be provided for engaging students in inquiries of other cultures around the world.

Presenters:
> Kathy Short (Professor in the Department of Language, Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona)
> Seemi Raina (Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Language, Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona)

Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm

Location: University of Arizona College of Education, Room 104

Audience: K-8 educators

Cost: $30

Credit: 5 hours Professional Development Credit

Registration Deadline: January 19, 2009

Workshop Flyer/Registration Form: arabic_workshop_spring2009.pdf

Questions: Contact Seemi Raina at sraina@email.arizona.edu or (520) 621-1311.

http://cercll.arizona.edu/events.php#workshops

Posted by kpfister at January 13, 2009 03:19 PM

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