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The area studies centers at UNC and Duke partner with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to offer globally-focused professional development during International Education Week. International Education Week, held in November annually, is a national week of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. You can see our past programs for IEW 2021 or IEW 2022.

International Education Week 2023
Professional Development Workshop for K-16 Educators
Indigenous – Local – Global Communities

Saturday, November 18, 2023 | 10am-3 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month in November, this year’s theme connects with indigenous communities across the globe and thinks about how different people around the world understand ideas of indigenous, local and global identities.

Expert speakers from UNC-Chapel Hill and beyond will unpack case studies from Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia that can be deployed to teach North Carolina standards for several different subjects at the Elementary, Middle, and High School levels, as well as provide teaching materials that can be used to adapt these topics to the classroom.

Participants will earn 0.5 CEUs for participation in the in-person workshop on November 18.

An additional 0.5 CEUs are available if participants complete extension activities by teaching what they have learned, reflecting on the experience, and providing feedback to the area studies centers.

Registration will open on September 1, 2023.

Please email Kevin Fogg ( with any questions.