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World Olympics for All 2022

Dear Friends, 

The Olympic Games is an excellent example of an event where people representing vast differences come together in mutual respect. Bring this spirit of respect to your classroom with Tanenbaum’s upcoming webinar series: “World Olympics for All 2022.” Thanks to the generosity of the Nissan Foundation, this webinar series will be available free of charge to any interested educator, education professional, or Olympics enthusiast. 

Our five-part webinar series will provide practical advice on using the Olympic Games to teach students academic content, social and emotional skills, and physical well-being. We will also address how to use our recently updated World Olympics curriculum to connect the Olympic Games to English Language Arts, Social Studies, and STEM subject areas. 

Our first webinar episode will take place Friday, February 18th, at 2:30 P.M. ET and will continue on a weekly basis: 

Friday, February 18, 2:30-3:00 P.M. ET: Episode 1 – Playing on a Team
Participants will be able to: 

  • Define teamwork and good sportspersonship 
  • Recognize how stereotypes negatively impact teamwork 
  • Practice debunking stereotypes 

Friday, February 25, 2:30-3:00 P.M. ET: Episode 2 – The Values of the Olympic Games 
Participants will be able to: 

  • Learn about the history of the Olympic Games 
  • Identify the values expressed by the Olympic motto 
  • Create class agreements of good sportspersonship 

Friday, March 4, 2:30-3:00 P.M. ET: Episode 3 – Getting Fit and Staying in Shape
Participants will be able to: 

  • Learn principles of good nutrition 
  • Plan healthy meals for physical well-being 
  • Understand the relationship between religious belief and a healthy diet 

Friday, March 11, 2:30-3:00 P.M. ET: Episode 4 – Diversity and the Olympics
Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the nations and cultures represented in the Olympic Games 
  • Understand the relationship between climate and culture 
  • Research and present on cultures and religions represented in the Olympic Games 

Friday, March 18, 2:30-3:00 P.M. ET: Episode 5 – Putting on Your Own Olympic Games
Participants will be able to: 

  • Build consensus with their students to choose a roster of events for their own Olympic Games 
  • Practice and rehearse Olympic events that express good sportspersonship and goodwill 
  • Put on their own Olympic Games 

Webinar participants will be eligible to participate in special “town hall” sessions for questions on inclusive education and the Olympic Games. 

Participants who attend all five episodes will be entitled to an individual session with Tanenbaum staff on implementing our World Olympics curriculum and building respectful practices for their classroom. 

To register for the webinar series, please click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcO-rqz4uHN0AK8opXGsaEvABxAvQQNiY 

We look forward to working with you to build respect for religious differences this February! For more information, please contact education@tanenbaum.org.