Educator Programs

Addressing Injustice, Building Global Peace: Free Virtual Summer Workshops for K-12 Educators

Please join the Institute of World Affairs (IWA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for a series of professional development workshops for teachers exploring peacebuilding and human rights!  These workshops will be led by facilitators from the Transformation Collaborative.

Each workshop includes two 2-hour virtual sessions with an expectation of an additional two hours of independent work in between.

All sessions will take place from 9-11:00am CDT.

Educators can sign up for one or more sessions.  Registration is FREE but Space is Limited!

June 25 & July 2: Introduction to Peacebuilding

Discover key concepts and tools to apply conflict mapping and transformation lenses to conflicts at community and global levels.  Participants will discuss the connections between peacebuilding and human rights, and meet individuals working in different ways to create change in their communities around the world.

July 9 & July 16: Justice, Sustainability and Peacebuilding

Explore the intersections between environment, insecurity and violence and discuss ways youth action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can positively impact communities.

July 23 & July 30: Restoring Community and Building Relationships

Draw inspiration from communities around the world in Identifying ways to apply restorative approaches to addressing conflict and injustice and practice global solidarity.

To register, please contact Nicole Palasz at with the following details:

Educator Name:


Subject(s) Taught:

Summer E-mail Address:

Summer Phone Number:

Which workshop(s) you would like to attend:

These workshops are being offered with support from a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.

The Institute of World Affairs (IWA) believes K-12 teachers play a critical role in fostering a globally-engaged and connected society.  We provide on-going programming and support to teachers to increase global education in the classroom and beyond, including:

  • Professional Development workshops and events
  • Curricular resources and support on global topics
  • Opportunities to meet global experts and practitioners
  • Youth workshops and programs to complement classroom teaching
  • A service-learning initiative that connects the world to students’ daily lives
  • An educator e-mail list featuring up-coming events and opportunities

To learn more or to receive e-mail updates on educator and youth programs, please contact Nicole Palasz at