Exploring Global Stories Locally: children’s literature, migration histories, and Wisconsin experiences (June 27, 2015)

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“Exploring Global Stories Locally: children’s literature, migration histories, and Wisconsin experiences”

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Fall Creek School District, Auditorium, 336 East Hoover Avenue, Fall Creek, WI

The Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC) along with the College of Education and Human Sciences at UW-Eau Claire will be hosting an all-day workshop for K-16 educators, pre-service teachers, school and public librarians, and children’s literature enthusiasts with an aim to internationalize statewide reading materials through the classroom and public libraries. The theme of the one-day workshop is exploring global stories at the local level. The workshop will include presentations by faculty members from UW Systems, other scholars, and community members, on the history of migration into northern Wisconsin of the Polish, Hmong, Mexican, Norwegian and other immigrant groups. Award-winning author Karen Lynn Williams will offer the keynote presentation on her stories, and teacher resources. The goal of the workshop is to provide educators with practical information about the background of some of the children and families with whom they interact in schools and libraries, and to incorporate this knowledge into their lessons and library programs.

Workshop cost: $40 fee will include the choice of one book by Karen Lynn Williams, breaks and lunch at the workshop. $25 fee for pre-service teachers.

Register online today! Go to: http://www.uwec.edu/CE/programs/children-literature-global.htm

Registration deadline is June 18, 2015.

Credit option: 1-graduate credit will be available through the College of Education and Human Sciences at UW-Eau Claire.

Promotional flyer available here (pdf).

For more information about this workshop contact: Rachel Weiss rweiss@wisc.edu, or Jill Prushiek prushijt@uwec.edu.

Sponsored by Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium, and UW-Eau Claire, College of Education and Human Sciences.

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