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CTAUN 2018 Conference

Empowering Educators: Taking Action Locally and Globally

The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) focuses on today's most important assignment - teaching our children about a world made increasingly interdependent by globalization. 

CTAUN exists to provide opportunities for educators to learn, understand and appreciate the work of the U.N., and to incorporate global awareness into curricula and school activities at all levels. This year's conference focuses on the role and impact of classroom teachers on students in the local and global community.

  • Date: Saturday, February 24 (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Conference Fee: $35 or $20 for students (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
    Price effective through Spring 2018 and subject to change without prior notice.
  • Location: University of North Georgia, Dahlonega (82 College Circle)
  • Educators will receive one professional learning unit for attending

Keynote Speaker

Maher Nasser, United Nations’ Director of the Outreach Division in the Department of Public Information. Mr. Maher Nasser has over 30 years of work experience in the United Nations System during which he has worked in various capacities in Gaza, Jerusalem, Amman, Cairo, Vienna, and New York.

maher nasser

Schedule at a Glance

Time Sessions/Presentations Locations
8-9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Hoag Great Room
9-9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
Official Welcome: Provost and CTAUN Committee
Hoag Auditorium
9:15-10 a.m. Opening Plenary
Maher Nasser, United Nations' Director of the Outreach Division in the Department of Public Information
Hoag Auditorium
10-10:10 a.m. Break Move to Young Hall
Concurrent Sessions Presentations Locations
Session A
10-10:40 a.m.
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Tyler Crafton-Karnes

The CARE Package: Then and Now
Daneilia Dwyer and Ruhi Rahman
Young Hall 214

Young Hall 216
Session B
10:50-11:20 a.m.
Bridging Knowledge Gaps: A Transatlantic Book Club between Black Africans and African-Americans
Thais Council and Brilliant Nyambi

Globa(lives): Partnerships with a Global Impact
Jasmine Mathis and Erica Bass-Flimmons
Young Hall 202

Young Hall 203
Session C
Trafficking and OOD Overview
Roger Hill and Abigail Christmas-Hill

UNICEF & Global Citizenship
LaDarrien Gillette
Young Hall 214

Young Hall 216
Time Sessions/Presentations Locations
12-1 p.m. Meet and Greet Lunch
Entertainment provided by Pick and Bow, with Dr. Esther Morgan-Ellis from UNG.
Dining Hall Banquet Room
1-1:55 p.m. Panel Presentations: How We Enact Change
Changing a Community Through Language and Culture
Carrie McGarity Woodcock

Empowering Educators to support SLIFE
Elena Hernandez - Vo

How the International Community School empowers the learning and lives of all students through teaching, community, and leadership
Claudia Rule
Young Hall 202
Concurrent Sessions Presentations Locations
Session D
2-2:30 p.m.
How Dual Language Immersion transforms K-12 Education in Georgia
Michaela Claus-Nix

Seven Strategies to Support Student Retention
Francesina R. Jackson

The (De)construction of Public Schools / Reconfiguring Public Education
Gwen Benson
Young Hall 214

Young Hall 216

Young Hall 203
Session E
2:40-3:10 p.m.
Teaching About the Holocaust: Building Statewide Communities of Practice
Sally N. Levine

Educational Reform and International Educational Partnerships and Opportunities  in Tanzania, East Africa
Thomas Smith
Young Hall 214

Young Hall 216
Time Sessions/Presentations Locations
3:20-3:50 p.m. Learning for Action and Impact
Kevin Glass
Young Hall 203
3:50-4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks Young Hall 203

2018 CTAUN Conference Full Schedule (PDF)

Registration Information

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