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LOCATION: PYLE CENTER, UW-MADISON
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 621-5376. (Application deadline: May 18, 2012). For more information, contact: Julie Kline email@example.com 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.
Some teachers have expressed their interest in finding resources to teach the controversial Kony 2012 video. The Outreach Council of the African Studies Association has provided a guide to approach the video which is available on the UW Madison African Studies website. If you may be interested in further discussions about using these materials and general discussions about conflicts and human right issues in these East & Central African states, the African Studies Program will arrange for a workshop in the coming few weeks.
Feel free to email me directly if you are interested in the workshop so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
Please check out the African Studies page for more information on Kony 2012 teaching resources.
Anne J. Waliaula,Ph.D.
The National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC), of The George Washington University, is conducting a national survey of U.S.-based programs and schools involved in the teaching of Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu to K-12/school-age children. The survey, funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI International Research & Studies grant, is online and should take no more than 20-30 minutes to fill out:
If you know of any teachers and administrators of community-based schools involved in the teaching of these languages, please forward the above URL to them. The overall success of this study depends critically on word-of-mouth and getting this survey into the hands of people you may know in your respective communities.
To Register: Email or call Karen Nipko at Learning Journeys firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-968-4035
Or complete our online registration.
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 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
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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