The Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada presents the
STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators
A CAPITAL VIEW OF CANADA: NATIONS WITHIN A NATION
Monday July 2 – Saturday July 7, 2012 (Ottawa, ON and Montréal QC)
What did 2011 participants think about “STUDY CANADA”?
This was the best teacher workshop ever - to be immersed in Canadian culture right
here in Ottawa. The mixture of in-class lectures to hands-on learning and tours was
amazing! It was the epitome of true “engagement” learning. History came alive this
week for me. - Mary Snow Thornton (Orangeburg, SC)
Information about the 2012 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute www.k12studycanada.org/scsi.html
“STUDY CANADA” (C/AM 410) is a renowned professional development course that provides teachers with an excellent
foundation for teaching about our northern neighbor. Teachers from across the United States participate annually to develop a
better understanding of Canada, gain global perspectives of civic issues, and receive numerous resources for curriculum
development. Sessions include core topics such as geography, history, government and economics. A series of enrichment
activities not available through regular tourism extend classroom learning to make the STUDY CANADA experience memorable.
Earn 3 university quarter credits (C/AM 410 - WWU) or 40 clock hours as you learn about Canada, its capital, and the
distinct cultures that have formed the second largest nation in the world — all within comfortable and unique classroom
settings with presentations by university faculty (WWU, UW, U Ottawa, UQAM), government officials and tribal leaders.
Banish stereotypes while exploring Ottawa and Montréal, two of Canada's most historically important cities.
Witness parliamentary democracy with special sessions in the Parliament Buildings and learn about the importance of
Canada-US relations at the US Embassy. History will come alive at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and during
customized tours in Ottawa and Old Montréal.
Develop a lesson plan on Canada that meets NCSS/state standards, gain tools to create a PowerPoint presentation on
Canada suitable for your students/colleagues and perhaps even become a K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associate with
NRC support in offering presentations about Canada in your region.
Receive multiple classroom materials at a Resource Fair to improve curriculum connections to Canada for your students.
$300 travel awards and $500 full scholarships may be available—check online for updates and eligibility rules.
Registration Information [Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-650-7370 with any questions/concerns.]
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2012 (Rolling registration to a maximum of 20 people opens November 1, 2011).
Registration Cost: $600 [NB: Full payment due with registration. Travel Awards/Scholarships available – see pdf link online.
This includes all course fees, hotel lodging, activities and RT Ottawa-Montréal transportation. Travel to Ottawa not included.
Accommodations: Hotel rooms [www.thewestinottawa.com] have 2 double beds shared by 2 same-gendered participants.
Supplemental Fees: If a private room is preferred, a $400 supplemental fee is required. If a non-registered companion joins you,
a supplemental fee of $500 is required for accommodation, activities and RT Ottawa-Montréal transportation.
Download registration forms/other information posted online
by November 1, 2011:
2012 SCSI Handout (PDF)
2012 Registration Form
2012 SCSI Draft Agenda
2012 SCSI Detailed Info
2012 SCSI Funding Rationale
2012 Scholarship & Travel Award Information
Primary Sponsors: The Pacific Northwest National Resource Center for Canada (Western Washington University and the University of
Washington) with funding from the US Department of Education (Title VI Grant) and the Embassy of Canada (Outreach Grant).
Additional support is provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, the
Government of Québec and l’Observatoire sur les États-Unis de la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand (Université du Québec à Montreal).