Associate Professor, Teacher Education
Patton College of Education
Global Citizenship Education, Globally Competent Teaching; Community Engaged Teacher Education, Service Learning; Inclusive Classroom Practices in Social Studies.
|At Ohio University, Dr. Kopish teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in social studies education, global education, and teacher education. His classes prepare teacher candidates and graduate students through frequent, high-quality, and equitable civic and community engagement opportunities to advance the democratic purposes of schooling. Community-engagement experiences include partnerships to support historic preservation with the Little Cities of Black Diamonds and the Rendville Historical Society. In addition, Dr. Kopish is a co-designer and leader of Service Learning Day, a partnership with local schools and community organizations to foster civic engagement with young people. Collectively, these community-engagement experiences supported the civic development of future and current social studies teachers and young people in schools. The community partnerships consist of two basic designs: university, community and university, school - community, and designed based on values of sharing and reciprocity, collaborative relationships, and sustainability.