Other Items of Interest:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Global Marketplace Workshop II Global Marketplace - One-day K-12 Teacher Workshop.
Wednesday April 25 2012
10am-4pm, followed by a special seminar (4pm-6pm)
Pyle Center, UW-Madison
Registration is now open for the Global Marketplace Workshop. This is a free event. The registration form can be found at:http://www.uw-madison-ces.org/files/GLOBAL%20MARKET%20Registration%20Form.pdf.
Participants also have the option of taking this Workshop for one UW-Madison graduate credit. Please note that there is no fee associated with taking this workshop for credit. The workshop will run from 10am until 4pm. Participants are then invited to join a special public event at 4pm at the Pyle Center: The Eurozone Crisis Seminar Featuring George Ross, Hillquit Professor emeritus at Brandeis University, Arthur Goldhammer, Senior Affiliate of the Center for European Studies, Harvard University and Menzie Chinn, Professor of Economics UW-Madison. For more information about this workshop please see the website at http://www.uw-madison-ces.org/?q=node/152
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.
Global Studies at UW-Madison, in collaboration with the American Red Cross - together with partners from the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC), and the Universities of Illinois, North Carolina, and Washington - are offering a three and a half day workshop geared to middle school, high school, and technical college educators interested in bringing humanitarian law issues & resources into their classrooms and lectures.
The workshop will be held 18-21 June 2012 on the UW-Madison campus.
The theme -- Exploring Humanitarian Law: Preserving Human Rights & Dignity in Conflict-- is built around the Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum developed by the American Red Cross, and will also draw on the expertise of scholars from the UW-Madison and beyond, as well as educators & practitioners from communities around the state.
Participants will have the option of taking the workshop for one (1) UW-Madison graduate credit if they wish.
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.
The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning is a national network of K-12 educators and policymakers dedicated to sharing best practices and advancing public policy to integrate global knowledge and skills within the mainstream of American education. The Partnership’s fifth annual conference, “Pathways to Global Competence” will take place in the New York City Area from June 29-30, 2012. All sessions will feature practical ways to connect global competence to the process of adopting the Common Core Standards. Dan Rather, world renowned journalist will keynote. To learn more about the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning, “Pathways to Global Competence” conference, please visit www.asiasociety.org/pgl12. Register today! Discounts are available!
The National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is happy to announce a workshop specifically targeted to K-12 LCTL teachers during our upcoming 2012 Conference in Madison, WI April 26-29, 2012.
WHERE: Madison Sheraton Hotel
WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2012 9:00am - 1:00pm
COST: NCOLCTL Members: $50.00
Non-NCOLCTL Members: $150.00
CERTIFICATES: Available upon Request.
The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. Instruction is offered for academic credit at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year levels in Indonesian, Javanese, Filipino, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, and Burmese. Scheduling of classes is contingent on sufficient enrollment, especially at the upper levels. SEASSI 2012 will be held June 18-August 10 on the UW-Madison campus. Learn more >
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
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.
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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