2020 Workshops

Inspiring the World with Positive Muslim Films and Stories
February 20-21, 2020 in Greensboro and Raleigh, NC
Co-Sponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Unity Productions Foundation, North Carolina State University.

 

2019 Workshops

Presentation on Curriculum Revision for Toledo Islamic Academy’s parents, board and faculty
December 6, 2019 in Toledo, OH
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Toledo Islamic Academy, ING Midwest.

Cultural Curiosity and Content Development Presentation
December 5, 2019 in Columbus, OH
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies,  Wellington School, ING Midwest.

Wayne RESA School District workshop
December 4, 2019 in Detroit, MI
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa),  ING Midwest, Wayne RESA School District, the Detroit Institute of Art.

The National Council for the Social Studies Conference Session: “Give Me Those Old Time Abrahamic Religions”
November 23, 2019 in Austin TX
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), National Council for the Social Studies, and South Kingston Public Schools, Rhode Island.

World Book Awards, National Council for Teachers of English Conference Session
November 21, 2019 in Baltimore, MD
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the National Council for Teachers of English.

Tracing Cultural Exchanges in World History trough Primary Sources: Beyond what We Got from Them
November 6, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA
Co-sponsors/Partners: Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS), The Global Studies Center (Center for Russian and East European Studies, Asian Studies Center and European Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies and the African Studies Program) at the University of Pittsburgh, CCAS.

Teaching About Islam and World Religions
November 7, 2019 in Greensburg, PA
Co-sponsors/partners: University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS), CCAS.

Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Session Topics: Basics of Islam, hot-button contemporary issues, geography and demographics, and historical resources for teaching about Islamic history.
November 4, 2019 in Miami, FL
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), Miami-Dade County School District.

School of Nursing Students and Faculty Workshop on Cultural Competency in Healthcare
October 31, 2019 at Alvernia College, Reading PA
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), The School of Nursing and the Office of Campus Ministry at Alvernia College

Alexandria City Public Schools Children’s Literature Workshop
October 14, 2019 at Ramsay Elementary School, Alexandria VA
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), Alexandria City Public Schools.

Student and Faculty Workshop on Islam and Muslims in America
October 12, 2019 at Duke University, Durham NC
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), John Hope Franklin Talent Identification Program (TIP), Duke University.

Webinar on the Indian Ocean in World History
October 12, 2019 at Dickinson College, Carlisle PA
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies.

Professional Development on Children and Youth Literature
August 28, 2019 in Alexandria, VA
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), Alexandria City Public Schools, ACMCU.

Baltimore County Public Schools Professional Development Day
August 28, 2019 in Essex, MD
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), Baltimore County Public Schools.

Toledo Islamic Academy summer curriculum development workshop
August 15, 2019 in Sylvania, OH
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, ING Midwest and the Toledo Islamic Academy.

Summer Curriculum Workshops with Maryland school districts
July 22, 2019 in Marriottsville, MD
July 24, 2019 in Easton, MD
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), Maryland State Department of Education.

Teaching About Religion in the Social Studies Classroom Book Launch
July 9, 2019 at the Newseum’s Knight Center, Washington DC
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), National Council for the Social Studies, the Freedom Forum Religious Freedom Institute, DC Public Schools, and Montgomery County Public Schools.

Professional Development Workshop for 6th & 7th Grade Teachers: New approaches to teaching about world religions and cultural interactions in history
June 5, 2019 in Warren County, MI
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), Warren County Public Schools, INGMidwest, ACMCU.

Educator Curriculum Meeting on diversity, inclusion, and bullying
April 26, 2019 in Baltimore, MD
Cosponsors/Partners: Council on American-Islamic Relations and Baltimore County Public Schools.

Workshop on Teaching about World Religions
April 25, 2019 in South Kingston, RI
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), South Kingston Public Schools, ACMCU

Book Talk: The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson
March 28, 2019 at Mt. Aloysius College Library, Cresson PA
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), University of Pittsburgh, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Mt. Aloysius College.

Becoming a Historian: Museum artifacts and their connections to religion, trade and cultural exchanges in Asia, Europe, and Africa
March 15, 2019 at the Detroit Institute of Art
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), INGMidwest, Bloomfield Hills School District, Detroit Institute of Art.

North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference
Panel Sessions: Making World History Engaging by Teaching Cultural Interactions Using Primary Sources: Approaches to Teaching about Islam; Approaches to Contemporary Hot-Button Issues; and Using Children and Youth Literature in the Classroom.
March 1, 2019 at the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference, Greensboro NC
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), North Carolina Council for the Social Studies.

Panel Session: Building Global Citizens—One STEAM Project at a Time
February 9, 2019 at the Maryland Environmental & Outdoor Education Conference, Towson MD
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (Title VI National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa), Maryland Environmental & Outdoor Education, Shauneen Guidice, Delmar Middle School.

Teaching about the World in Islamic Schools
February 7, 2019, online webinar
Cosponsors/Partners: ACMCU, Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE), University of South Australia School of Education, and Irfan College.