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Since 1995, TEN has been developing a series of intensive teacher education institutes and regional professional development workshops across the US. TEN has worked with a wide range of organizations and institutions to create authentic, inclusive, and educational programs of the highest quality. Our programs have featured a myriad of leaders, scholars, experts, tradition bearers and members of local Tibetan communities. They have provided participants with an integrated and interdisciplinary series of curricular ideas, a starter library of teaching materials, and a broad network of resources.

Highlights of Professional Development Programs
Compassion and Cultural Survival, TEN's First National Teacher Institute on the Study of Tibet in K-12 Education, hosted at the Year 2000 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Tibetan Culture Beyond the Land of Snows, Washington, DC

Landscapes and Lessons of Cultural Survival, TEN's second Teacher Institute on the Study of Tibet in K-12 Education, in New York, NY

Tibet and The Dalai Lama: Landscapes and Lessons of Cultural Survival, A Special Workshop for Educators in Advance of the Dalai Lama's visit to Portland, OR

Tibet and The Dalai Lama: From the Real World to the Classroom, A Special Workshop for Educators in Advance of the Dalai Lama's visit to the Twin Cities, MN

Illuminating the Buddhist Tradition, A Workshop for Educators on Learning and Teaching about Buddhism.

Student Programs and Projects
TEN develops and leads interactive and experiential programs, classroom presentations, student workshops, units of study, and independent study projects for students in grades K-12.

The Arts of Tibet, curricular & professional development and design of children's activity center for the Seattle International Children's Festival, 1997

Tibetan Portrait, professional and curricular development for the photographic exhibit by Phil Borges at the Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, 1997

Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, educational tours and programs for school groups in greater Seattle

School and classroom presentations, tailored to setting, grade level, focus of study.

Independent study projects with middle and high school students.

Community Education

TEN works with Tibetan communities, cultural organizations, and other Tibet-related organizations to design and produce cultural programs, exhibitions, children's activities for museums and festivals, and companion. TEN also presents educational presentations for colleges and community groups on various Tibet related subjects, including travel in Tibet.

Special Projects

In 2001-2002, Tibet Education Network at Global Source partnered with the Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture (CTAC) on a first of its kind research project titled Cultural Survival: The Home-School Connection for Tibetan Youth in North America: A Case Study on Education, Cultural Identity and Community. Global Source Director, Jon Garfunkel led the year long project and authored the report.


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serving elementary and secondary education in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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