Professional Development

The Consortium regularly offers sessions at K-12 and community college conferences statewide. To keep updated on conferences and workshops, join our K-12 or community college listserv by contacting Program/Outreach Coordinator Emma Harver at

Upcoming Middle East programs

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World View Global Education Summit
August 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., North Buncombe High School, Weaverville, NC
World View partners are invited to kick off the school year with a global mindset. Join Buncombe County Schools and World View for a free global education professional development event. The Global Education Summit will feature a range of speakers and dynamic sessions focused on global issues, teaching strategies and resources for integrating global content into curriculum. This program serves educators in all grade levels and disciplines, including the cultural arts, STEM, the humanities and more from kindergarten through administration. CEU offered. The program is free but registration is required; Register Here.
We will offer two sessions on “Teaching About the Middle East Through the Arts.”
Art helps us grow and evolve in our understanding of ourselves, each other and the world we live in. This interactive session will enhance understanding of the Middle East through a cultural arts perspective, explore how the arts can increase global competence and include lessons and resources for teaching about the Middle East in the K-12 classroom.

Other Opportunities

The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies is offering travel grants for NC educators to attend the annual fall meeting of SERMEISS (dates change slightly each year, but always in mid-October at the Valle Crucis Conference Center, Banner Elk, NC). If you are interested in applying, contact Program/Outreach Coordinator Emma Harver at by September 15 of the desired year. Please click here to dowload the application.

• Open to secondary education and community college instructors in North Carolina
• The deadline for applications is September 15 of the desired year
• Please submit your resume or CV along with the completed application
• The applicant must intend on teaching in the consecutive school year
• All awards are a fixed $200, intended as a stipend for travel costs and registration, etc.
• Grant funds are awarded as reimbursements to teachers

World View, a public service program at UNC, equips K-12 and community college educators with global knowledge, best practices, and resources to prepare students to live in an interconnected and diverse world. World View organizes professional development opportunities including seminars and symposiums, workshops, online courses, on-site sessions, and study visits abroad. During these programs, participants immerse themselves with global knowledge and skills in order to integrate global education in all areas of the curriculum. Visit here to learn more about upcoming professional development programs.

Through World View, the Consortium supports the development of community college courses and course units with Middle East content. Below are examples of courses developed with Consortium grant support.