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Past Events & Resources for Educators

IMES has hosed teacher workshops for K-12 and community college educators on topics including environmental politics, regional history, media representation of Arabs and Muslims, Arabic language teaching, and more.  Our goal is to increase literacy on the region by providing interdisciplinary perspectives that help teachers and students move beyond the headlines.  A selection of our past events can be found below.

Student-Centered Activities in the Arabic Classroom

Link to Recording This is a virtual workshop.  How can you facilitate student-centered learning in your classroom? In this hands-on workshop, the presenter will model novice and intermediate-level activities that place students front and center. Activities focus on...

Asserting Identity in Children and Youth Literature

RSVP 6th Annual Educator Workshop on Award-Winning Children and Youth Literature Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 10am – 3:30pm Howard University’s Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center2218 - 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059 Co-sponsored by the Center for African...

DC Arabic Teachers’ Council Inaugural Meeting

THE MISSION OF THE DC ARABIC TEACHERS' COUNCIL IS TO: Create opportunities for teachers of Arabic at all grade levels to meet, network, share resources and ideas. Sponsor community-based events that elevate the teaching of Arabic language and culture. Support schools...

Project-Based Learning: A Workshop for Arabic Educators

In this workshop, Layali Eshqaidef, founder of Kalimah Programs for Arabic Language, Culture, and Arts in Rockville, Maryland, will illustrate how to design a project-based learning unit that can be applied to many language proficiency topics like food, clothing,...

Interpersonal Communication: A Workshop for Arabic Instructors

In this workshop, Dr. Donna Clementi, national consultant for ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), will lead Arabic language educators through a series of classroom activities and feedback strategies that build proficiency in interpersonal...

Iran and the World: What you Need to Know

Saturday, November 9, 20199:00am – 3:30pm Workshop Resources Sunni-Shi'i Divide Iran & the World Articles Islam in America Public-Educator Event 2018-2019 AGENDA Iran & the World 11-9-19 Resources for Teaching about the Middle East Islam and Politics...

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