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CMENAS–CSEAS Teacher Training Workshop

Workshops for K-12 educators on MENA- and SEA-related topics. Jointly sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. SCECH credit available.

Islam Across the Globe: from Southeast Asia, to the Middle East and the American Midwest

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, International Institute, Weiser Hall, 10th Floor, Room 1010, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor | SCECH units available (4 hours)

This workshop will introduce Grade 6-12 teachers to Islam in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the U.S. Midwest. Experts in the field, as well as members of Michigan’s Muslim community, will lead the workshop and discussion.

Participating teachers will learn about the basic tenets of Islam and its multiple and diverse traditions and practices in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. They will also learn about the history and practice of Islam in the U.S., with emphasis on Michigan’s Muslim community, challenging the assumption that the global religion of Islam is new and foreign to this country.

The workshop will also address Islamophobic stereotypes and misperceptions in the U.S. and provide strategies for teachers to respond in their classrooms and communities.

Participants will be eligible to receive 4 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).