It's not too late to submit a proposal for our International Assembly (IA) Annual Conference that will be held on the Friday of our NCSS conference in Austin. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 31st. The Call for Proposals is attached.
This year we are also accepting Best Practices Lesson Plans related to international education. Please consider sharing one or more.
We begin our early Friday morning session with refreshments and welcome.
This year we will share an educational excerpt (about 30 minutes) of Who Will Write Our History. Who Will Write Our History, based on Samuel Kassow's book, is about historian Emanuel Ringelblum, who gathered a secret band of journalists, scholars and artists imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto to collect and record the story of the war from the Jewish point of view. Known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, their goal was to defy their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth. The members of Oyneg Shabes risked everything so that their archive would survive, even if they did not. Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.
The film has been selling out in festivals and commercial theaters around the globe and is having a profound impact on audiences. The reviews have been stellar.
The filmmakers, Nancy Spielberg, Director, writer Roberta Grossman, and Author Samuel Kassow will be available by Skype for a Q&A.
Lunch is also provided.
We will have roundtable discussions of paper presentations as well as two key note addresses from international educators. It's a wonderful way to meet people interested in international education.
We hope to see you at IA.
Bea Bailey, 2019 IA Chair