The Virtual Workshop for Chicago Teachers at the University of Chicago

June 29, 2020In Educational, Workshop, News

Teachers at the University of Chicago were invited to attend the event on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26. This event aimed to broaden the perspectives of K-12 and college educators. Additionally, provide them with innovative tools to hone their public health journalism and NEWS skills. Pooyan Tabatabaei, presenter of NVP Images, discussed his personal project, life, and WOB project for 75 minutes, plus another 30 minutes of Q&A. 

The mission of NVP Images is to expand public understanding of various sociological topics through the sharing of expertise and authentic products.

On June 25th and 26th, over 100 educators gathered in a virtual professional development conference co-hosed by the Pulitzer Center and the University of Chicago. Under the theme ‘Teaching Global health After COVID-19,’ the 2020 Summer Institute for Educators left educators with both resources and inspiration for teaching about health issues in the fall.  Designed as an opportunity for educators to discover reporting that they can share with their students and use journalism to teach research, analysis, and media literacy skills, the conference featured presentations from three Pulitzer Center grantees.

Participants brainstormed how to connect Pulitzer Center-supported reporting from Jon CohenPooyan Tabatabaei, and Beth Gardiner, to their students. In addition, Pulitzer Center staff facilitated workshops for educators on how to find and communicate under-reported stories as well as how to use creative writing and visual art to make local connections to global issues. Each journalist presentation was also followed by a discussion of further resources available from a University of Chicago regional studies center. Later that day, photojournalist Pooyan Tabatabaei spoke about his project documenting Iran’s response to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country in collaboration with partners from the University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.