Other Items of Interest:
Global Education Summit
Please consider attending the Global Education Summit in Madison on February 24, 2012. Register online at http://www.sweio.net
There is a $15 registration fee to cover expenses for lunch. This will be an exciting day of presentations and facilitated strategy discussions to find concrete ways to support global/international and world language education in Wisconsin. The summit will be a continuation of conversations with decision makers such as school boards, business leaders, school administrators and teachers. Watch some comments of business leaders at a symposium in Milwaukee in April 2011 for a flavor of where some business leaders stand on global education: http://www.ecb.org/global/links.html
The day will end with a clear sense of the kinds of commitments schools can expect from business leaders and school boards at a time of shrinking budgets and narrowing curricula.
Day in Russia 2012
SAVE THE DATE! CREECA's most popular annual high school outreach event, "Day in Russia," is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 8:30-12:30 in the UW-Madison Memorial Union. At "Day in Russia," which is geared toward high school juniors and seniors, students will attend mini conference-like sessions at which they will learn about the language, history, culture, and traditions of the biggest country in the world.
There is no charge to participating schools and some financial assistance is available to schools outside of the Madison district to help defray the cost of transportation to and from Madison. Each school is limited to 30 participants. Registration for this event will begin in February 2012, but please mark your calendars now. This is a very fun event and space is limited!
With questions, please contact Nancy Heingartner, Outreach Coordinator, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, (608) 265-6298, email@example.com
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University Of Wisconsin- Milwaukee: Support for Professional Development
Interested in Latin American and the Caribbean? Would you like to study about the region this summer in a teacher institute at Yale? Vanderbilt? or in a study abroad in Guatemala expressly for teachers?
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will provide support up to $750 each for two Wisconsin K-12 teachers to participate in summer teacher institutes/travel programs offered nationally.
The National Latin American Studies Teacher Training Network: Six U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs) for Latin American Studies* have committed professional development support for their regional teachers. By collaborating, the participating centers hope to give K-12 educators access to the quality summer teacher institutes offered nationally by a network of Latin American studies centers.
A selected list of summer opportunities is attached or available at: http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/outreach/index.cfm
Expenses covered: CLACS will provide up to $750 toward professional development expenses. Expenses might include round trip airfare, lodging, institute/course fees. (In the case of institutes overlapping with the school year, an appropriate expense could also be the cost of a substitute.)
Funds must be expended by August 11, 2012.
To apply, please send a resume, a brief budget, and a 1-page cover letter detailing: 1) how you incorporate Latin America in your teaching; and 2) how participation in a specific Latin American studies institute/course will contribute to your professional development. Applications may be sent by e-mail or regular mail. See address on letterhead.
For more information or to discuss options, please contact Julie Kline at (414) 229-5986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: March 25, 2012
Tulane University (Stone Center for Latin American Studies)
A Day in Africa
The African Studies Outreach Program in conjunction with African Studies Fifty Forward Conference is planning for the 1st Annual High School Outreach Event “A Day in Africa” for Wisconsin High School juniors and seniors, to be held on Friday, April 20, 2012, from 8:30- 1pm at the UW-Madison Memorial Union. This conference will bring together UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff to present on diverse contemporary and historical African issues such as language, culture, politics, and economics.
Participants will attend different sessions to learn about Africa. High school teachers are encouraged to bring their students to learn, have fun and enrich their interest for future college experiences. There will be no charge for participating schools and financial assistance is available to schools outside of Madison School District to defray the transportation costs. Each school is limited to 30 students.
It is now time to Register your high school seniors and juniors for “A day in Africa” to secure a place at the conference. There will be No Charge for participating schools and financial assistance is available to schools outside of Madison School District to defray the transportation costs. Each school is limited to 30 students.
For more information contact: email@example.com
Global Marketplace Workshop II
The Global Marketplace Workshop II (One-Day K-12 Teacher Workshop) will explore current global economic issues through presentations and panel sessions on regional markets and on challenges faced by international businesses. Look for registration information in forthcoming bulletins. For more information please contact Csanád Siklós firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: Wednesday April 25, 2012
VENUE: Pyle Center UW-Madison
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Summer Teacher Institute, University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: The Politics Of Motherhood in Latin America
The Politics of Motherhood in Latin America
July 11-13, 2012
Motherhood is generally viewed as a conservative institution in Latin American society with mother’s lives centered on the private world of child rearing and self-sacrifice for their families. This Institute explores the public dimension of motherhood in Latin America, examining efforts to shape mothers’ lives and demands by mothers to participate as mothers in their nation’s politics and economic development.
Topics include micro-lending programs for women, reproduction and welfare policies, and how indigenous mothers’ handicraft production both challenges and reinforces gender stereotypes.
Faculty Coordinator: (Professor Seth Meisel, History, UW-Whitewater)
Presenters include Dr. Jadwiga Pieper Mooney (History, University of Arizona), Dr. Carol Hendrickson (Anthropology, Marlboro College) and Dr. Natasha Borges Sugiyama (Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee) Cost: $95 (includes continental breakfasts, lunches, and materials) Dorm housing is available for $55/night. 1-3 graduate credits (History) available for additional cost through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (will require subsequent online discussion and curriculum development work).
To request full informational and registration packets please contact the Credit Outreach office at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, email email@example.com or (800) 621-5376. (Application deadline: May 18, 2012). For more information, contact: Julie Kline firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 414-229-5986)
A collaboration between UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). CLACS and LACIS are a consortial Title VI National Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
World Affairs Seminar for High School Students
Please encourage your students to attend the World Affairs Seminar, an interactive global education summer program that brings together hundreds of high school students from around the world. This year's theme is Global Communication 2.0: Technology's Impact on Understanding, and will be held at Carroll University in Waukesha from June 16-22, 2012.
Students will explore how global communication and new technologies affect the way we live, work, and interact on a daily basis. Through presentations, small group discussions and other interactive activities, students will examine the connections between technology, culture, development, human rights and security. It is a great opportunity for students to meet international experts, build leadership skills, and deepen global engagement and understanding.
More information and application information is available at www.worldaffairsseminar.org. Scholarships may be available. Most participating students receive scholarships through local service clubs such as Rotary, Kiwanis, and Optimist.
South Africa Study Tour – Summer 2012
South Africa creates a complex and interesting learning environment when examining sustainability issues. Like most sustainability issues around the world, problems faced in South Africa are tied up in a complex web of political, social, economic, historical, and human rights issues. The human dimension of environmental and sustainability issues will be a focus of this program and will be explored through studies in the Eastern and Western Cape Provinces. Travel to South Africa for three weeks in the summer of 2012 to learn about education, history, and sustainability in South Africa while participating in an educator exchange. All formal (K-12) and non-formal educators are eligible to participate. More information can be found at http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/get/southafrica.asp or contact Susan Schuller 715-346-4150 / Susan.Schuller@uwsp.edu
Opportunities from American Councils
Explore these programs that expose K-12 schools and students to Arabic
and Chinese language and culture. Both programs are fully funded through
the U.S. State Department.
GEEO Travel Programs for Educators
Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a non-profit organization
that runs summer professional development travel programs designed for
Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit (3 credits through
Indiana University) and professional development credit while seeing the
world. The trips are 8 to 23 days in length and are designed and
discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO
provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them
bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to
all nationalities of K-12 and university educators and administrators,
as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along
a non-educator guest.
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