Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs through our sponsorship of quality international journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of outreach and education to schools and universities.

The Pulitzer Center endeavors to connect students with pressing, underreported global issues and the journalists that cover them throughout the school year and summer by collaborating with teachers to schedule classroom visits, journalism workshops and professional development sessions. Sign up for the Pulitzer Center education listserv to begin receiving weekly updates and lessons connected to global reporting. You will also be added to the list of teachers contacted when journalists are available for classroom visits.

If you would like support designing a project connected to Pulitzer Center reporting, contact Senior Education Manager Fareed Mostoufi at fmostoufi@pulitzercenter.org.

AHHFES at Cultural Institutions

Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Why is it important to slow down and be more observant? What do you learn about a place, and ultimately about the world, by slowing down to a walking pace? Students will explore these questions through the eyes of National Geographic Fellow and Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek, a journalist who embarked on a reporting mission in early 2013 to walk the same 21,000 mile path that modern humans took from Africa to South America over the course of roughly 50,000 years. Paul’s goal throughout this project, which is called the “Out of Eden Walk,” is to take a slow approach to reporting that allows readers to reflect on how the small things we notice as we walk through the world reveal larger international issues. Over a series of three workshops (assuming this works with the school’s schedule), students will analyze photographs, interviews and video from Paul’s project to analyze what a “slow approach” to journalism reveals about the world. Students will meet with a professional photojournalist to practice observation and communication skills in preparation for reporting their own “Out of Eden Walk” right here in D.C.
Dates: TBD/Flexible, Based upon School Availability
Time: TBD/Flexible
Length of Event: Day 1 (in school) 2.5 hrs, Day 2 (trip) 3:90 minutes, Day 3 (in school): 2.5 hrs
Location: In-School and at the Pulitzer Center office
1779 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 615 Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities, Visual Arts/Photography/Film
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Philosophy, Technology, History & Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6th-8th
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 45 students per date
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This event has  pre- and post-trip visits along with a field-trip to the Pulitzer Center.



AHFES In-School

Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
How do we get our news? What stories do we see and what stories do we miss? How do we build a balanced news diet that includes a diversity of reliable sources covering the world’s pressing, underreported global stories? Students will explore these questions as part of a one-day workshop with Pulitzer Center staff that will illuminate students’ interest in global news, while also identifying methods for expanding their access to global reporting. Through a series of interactive exercises, students will explore images and text from projects supported by Pulitzer Center on a diversity of global issues. They will deeply engage with at least one project and will work with their classmates to evaluate what they learned. Ultimately, students will work with Pulitzer Center staff to analyze how global issues connect to their local communities, identify a global issue they want to track this school year and analyze ways to bring more diverse news outlets and topics into how they consume media every day. The session will then be followed by a Skype session with a Pulitzer Center journalist selected by the class for a cost of $50.
Dates: TBD/Flexible In-school Workshops are determined based on a mutually agreeable schedule between the organization and the school. Please indicate your availability on the lottery form.
Time: TBD/Flexible
Length of Event: Day 1 (in school) 2.5 hrs, Day 2 (in school): 2.5 hrs (additional $50 need to book)
Location: In-School Workshop
Discipline: Humanities- Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Technology, History and Geography, Civics/Law, Science
Grades: 4th-12th
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 50 students per workshop
Cost of Workshop: Pulitzer Center has generously donated a limited number of workshops (a $300 value!) at no cost to schools. However, if your school decides to extend the worksop with a second date for the Skpye session, the workshop will cost $50. If your school has the entire $350 budget, please indicate this on the lottery from. We will reach more schools that do not have the budget to pay for the workshop.


Professional Development Workshops

Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Migration. Global health. Conflict. Environmental sustainability. How do these global issues connect to local contexts? How do we bring these issues into the classroom? What role can journalism play in classrooms, and in the lives of our students? This professional development workshop brings together award-winning journalists supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and digital and educational resources created by the Pulitzer Center to address the incorporation of current global issues in the classroom. The program will include a combination of presentations and hands-on curriculum building activities. Participants will leave with tools to incorporate new content into their classes, as well as connections to journalists working on these issues.
Dates: 11/1/17
Time: 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
Length of Event: 2.5 hrs
Location: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
1779 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 615 Washington, DC 20036
Discipline/Focus: Informational (to learn more about the organization), Humanities Learning- Civics/ Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History and Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity, Science, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grades: Teachers grades 3rd-12th
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 20 Educators

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