Other Items of Interest:
The Great World Text Program: The God of Small Things
The Great World Texts program of the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison invites applications from teams of teachers at any Wisconsin high school to participate in its 2012-13 program, The God of Small Things in Wisconsin.
Participating teams will receive copies of the text, teaching materials, and year-long support from UW faculty, staff and grad students as they challenge themselves and their students to teach this new classic of Indian literature. Teachers will attend two all-day workshops in Madison (in October and February) and students will attend a spring conference to present their work and hear a world-class keynote address from a leading authority on the novel - hopefully the author herself!
Teachers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, and successful applicants will create interdisciplinary teams that will work together to present the text to students from multiple disciplinary perspectives. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2012.
You can download the application materials and learn more about the program at http://humanities.wisc.edu/public-projects/gwt/call-for-participation/. For more information, email Great World Texts in Wisconsin program coordinator, Heather DuBois Bourenane at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Teacher Workshop
This workshop will bring together experts to consider the historical and cultural legacies of the Silk Route. Participants will earn one UW-Madison graduate credit for successful completion of this course. Tuition will be covered by a U.S. Department of Education Grant (pending final approval) and financial aid for housing will be available on a limited basis.
For more information please contact Nancy Heingartner, CREECA Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com
This workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the American Center for Mongolian Studies.
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.
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.
Educator's Workshop, 18-21 June 2012 in Madison, WI
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 - is 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 is built around the Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum developed by the American Red Cross (http://ehl.redcross.org/). In addition to trained Red Cross staff guiding an in-depth, hands-on exploration of the curriculum, the workshop will also include presentations by scholars, educators, and practitioners from communities around the state.
Participants have the option of taking the workshop for one (1) UW-Madison graduate credit if they wish.
Online registration is currently open at http://global.wisc.edu/ehl/register.htm. The registration fee is $150 and includes a full printed curriculum, housing for those who require accommodation (parking for those commuting from the Madison area), a working dinner during the workshop, all fees for those choosing to take the workshop for optional credit, and more!!
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.
Please join us Saturday, June 23, 2012 for Exploring Chinese Culture: Resources and Activities! This is a hands-on workshop from 8am-3:30pm in the Markee Pioneer Student Center at UW-Platteville.
The Chinese culture includes many arts and crafts that provide fascinating connections with traditions and customs that have been handed down for thousands of years. The focus of this one-day workshop is to give you an opportunity to make exciting, affordable Chinese art you can easily teach your students! The hands-on activities you will attend include a total of four, 45 minute sessions of your choice. You can choose from topics that include paper-cutting, tea making, calligraphy, folk dance, knot-tying, games, crafts, and shadow puppets.
Abbreviated schedule is as follows:
The non-credit workshop fee is $15, which includes instructional materials, morning and afternoon refreshments, and a lunch consisting of traditional Chinese foods. If you are interested in obtaining a credit for this workshop, the credit fee is $45 for either undergraduate or graduate credit, and includes the workshop fee. There will be additional meetings with an instructor for the credit course, to be set up at the workshop. A complete syllabus outlining the course requirements will be provided with your registration.
To register for this event, https://oce.uwplatt.edu/ei/getdemo.ei?id=20&s=_1ZG0PRNQV
For program and registration information, please visit our website at www.uwplatt.edu/confucius, call us toll free at 888.281.9471, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Live Online Educational Event in Partnership with Third Annual Global Education Conference
In place of the annual physical iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, the 18th Annual iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit will be held virtually from Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16, 2012 in conjunction with the third annual Global Education Conference. This historic free week-long online event is expected to bring together thousands of educators and innovators from around the world, and will be held online using Blackboard Collaborate. It is also in conjunction with International Education Week, sponsored by the US Departments of State and Education.
The collaboration between the iEARN Conference and the Global Education Conference will provide a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.
The conference seeks to present ideas, examples, and collaborative projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real–world problems. Through this event, attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world. Participants are encouraged to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context!
Last year’s Global Education Conference featured 340 general sessions and 18 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 10,000 participant logins. Sessions were held in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the five days.
Starting in 1994, the annual iEARN Conference has been traditionally a physical event, held in a different country every year. Through this innovative partnership, participation in the combined conference will potentially enable tens of thousands of educators and youth to engage in interaction and sharing on an unprecedented level.
The Call for Proposals for the 2012 Global Education Conference and Virtual iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit will open May 15th. While the final deadline for submissions is October 15, 2012, presenters will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis starting June 30, 2012.
The 2012 Virtual iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit will be organized by a committee made up of iEARN coordinators from Canada, Kenya, the USA, and members of the global iEARN Assembly's Executive Council. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Stay tuned to the iEARN website for details of how you can get involved in the 2012 Virtual iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, and start planning now for the 2013 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, to be hosted by iEARN-Qatar!
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 >
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