Saturday, February 9, 2013

[Webinar for English Teachers] American Culture Series: Teaching Black History Month. Feb. 13.

 American Culture Webinars
    For English Teachers
    with Melissa Schumi Jones

Learn how to share American culture with your students in the classroom. In honor of Black History Month in February and the 50th anniversary of his powerful speech, the first in our series of American culture webinars will discuss the importance of the civil rights movement and the leadership role played by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will discuss tools for a lesson plan, vocabulary, and classroom activities for you to use with your students. Join your friendly hosts Cultural Affairs Officer Melissa of the U.S. Embassy in Peru and English Language Fellow Ryan Brux for a fun, informative session.
What:     Teaching Black History Month and the "I Have A Dream" Speech
               Webinar on American Culture, organized by the Regional English
               Language Office for the Andean Region at the U.S. Embassy in Lima.

Who:      Melissa Schumi Jones, Cultural Affairs Officer.
               Ms. Schumi Jones is a Cultural Affairs Officer at the Embassy of the
               United States of America in Lima, Peru. Prior to her arriving in Peru in
               October 2011, she served as Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta,
               Indonesia. Ms. Schumi Jones joined the U.S. Department of State in 2002
               and spent six years at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ms. Schumi
               Jones holds a Bachelor's degree from Smith College in Northampton, MA
               and a Master's degree in International Affairs from the George Washington
               University in Washington, D.C.  She speaks Spanish, Italian, and Indonesian.

               Ryan Brux, English Language Fellow.
               Mr. Brux is the English Language Fellow at the Binational Center in
               Tarapoto, Peru.
When:    Wednesday, February 13th at 8:30am - 9:30am (Peru Time).
Where:   Join us from a computer with audio and internet access
               at Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter
               account, or choose the option "Guest" and sign in using your name and
               city. (For example: Marcela - Lima)

This webinar is free. Previous registration is not required.

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