Press Play > Globalizing Your Classroom Through Film

Lecture Series

Friday, February 1, 2019

8:30AM-3:15PM

Assembly Hall

The 11th International Education Conference will explore how educators can use films to bring international content into their classrooms. Sessions will be led by Milos Stehlik of Facets Multimedia, Amanda Friedeman of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Christina Thornell of Vox.com, and Fareed Mostoufi of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. 

Open to the public. Register and pay $15 fee here.

Light breakfast, lunch, and instructional materials included. 5 PD hours.

About the Speakers:

Amanda Friedeman is Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Educator at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, where she oversees training and supervision of the museum’s 200+ volunteer docents, the Speakers’ Bureau of Holocaust Survivors and second generation speakers, and programming for students, educators, and families. She also serves as lead facilitator for the Brill Law Enforcement Democracy and Action initiative, which provides training for all Chicago Police Department Recruits and promotional officers as well as suburban and Cook County law enforcement officers. She holds a BA in Art History from Princeton University and an MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with emphases in museum- and community-based programs, interdisciplinary curricula, and visual literacy.

Fareed Mostoufi is the Senior Education Manager at Pulitzer Center, where he focuses on designing classroom resources and educational experiences that connect global news with students and educators. He joined the team after working for nearly four years as a theater artist and educator in the Community Engagement department at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. While at Arena, Fareed devised and directed original, autobiographical plays with communities in Washington D.C., Peru, India and Croatia that explored violence, health and identity. Before that, Fareed taught ESL and Spanish in D.C. Public Schools and taught culture, literature and playwriting at a teachers’ college in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina as a Fulbright Scholar. Fareed received his BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University in 2008 and his MA in Teaching from American University in 2012. He is passionate about social justice and is a firm believer in the power of storytelling to cultivate empathy.

Presented by the International House Global Voices Program, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, Office of Civic Engagement, Neighborhood Schools Program, Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies. This conference was also made possible through the generous support of the Titla VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.