Spotlight on Belgium Education Programs 2015-2016
For more than sixty years The International Center has served over 1.5 million children with educational material and cultural experiences and over 35,000 teachers with training and materials to assist them in the teaching about other cultures. Overall, TIC has served more than 3 million people by bringing music, art, dance, theater, and other cultural programs into their lives. TIC is this state’s most authentic and compelling means of exposing students and parents to the concept of global education. BIC provides new education material such as websites and bibliography sources, tools, and curriculum to enhance the education experience of the children of Alabama.
2015-2016 Education Programs
All programs, dates, and times are subject to change.
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers--The Changing Face of Alabama’s Schools Spotlight on Belgium
April 30th A one day workshop featuring experts from Belgium along with regional and national presenters on Belgium history and culture. All sessions are grade-level specific and feature hands-on activities that can be immediately taken back and used in the classroom. Teachers earn state-approved professional development credit hours and take away resource materials, including lesson plans and CDs.
To register please click here.
Session Topics Include
Culture Shock: What You Need to Know About Belgium
Cultural Informants Share Their Stories
Inventions, Famous People and Celebrations of Belgium
Imaging the Emergence of the Modern World in 16th and 17th Century Flanders through Fine Arts
Global Competency Today
Global Initiative in the Classroom
Climb to the Top Using Science, Technology and Math
Art through Comic Strips – The Art and the Expressions!
Speakers and In-School Performances
TIC plans to expose elementary, middle, and high school students targeted at rural schools in Alabama. Programs on the arts and culture of Belgium will be led by professionals combining music, song, and dance. All performances are free for K-12 schools. Once scheduled, teachers and administrators may receive materials so that students will be prepared to learn and participate in the programs.