The Center for European Studies sponsors various seminars and workshops devoted to the professional development of teachers. CES programs emphasize curriculum development and ongoing teacher training at the K-12 and post-secondary level. Past workshop topics have included Europe and the environment, international organizations, marginalized groups, democracy, and religion.
European Union Simulation Modules: developed by the UW-Madison European Union Center of Excellence, these simulations are intended for use in middle school, high school and undergraduate classrooms. Two simulation modules are available:
- The Chocolate Directive (online - password protected).
- The Parental Leave Directive (available on CD)
Please contact Csanád Siklós at siklos [@] wisc.edu, or (608) 265 4766 to request either a password for the online simulation, or a copy of the CD simulation.
UPCOMING K-12 EVENTS
RECENT K-12 EVENTS
4 February-11 March 2014
K-12 Teacher Professional Development Course "Behind the Headlines: A Look at Global Health"
"Behind the Headlines: A Look at Global Health" is a course that takes place over six consecutive Tuesdays, from 4:30-7:00, starting on February 4 and ending on March 11. Sponsored by WIOC.
2 December 2013
Student Conference: Snow in Wisconsin
Location: Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton ST.
This student conference ws part of the ninth installment in the "Great World Texts in Wisconsin" program. "Snow in Wisconsin" engages high school students and teachers throughout the state in interdisciplinary study of Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk's modern classic. This program connected UW-Madison scholars with Wisconsin educators, promoting collaborative study and teaching, close reading and critical negotiation of this rich and challenging Turkish novel. The conference provided the opportunity for 800+ Wisconsin students studying the novel this year to ask questions and engage with the author. Keynote speaker for this conference was Orhan Pamuk, a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. Sponsored by CES, Center for the Humanities, AW Mellon Foundation, UW-Madison Libraries, the Evjue Foundation, the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters and Science, Distinguished Lecture Series, CREECA and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
2 December 2013 An Evening With Orhan Pamuk Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. Sponsored by the Center for the Humanitites and co-sponsored by the Distinguished Lecture Series.
14 November 2013
World Languages Day
Location: Varsity Hall, Union South 1308 W. Dayton St.
Bringing the World to Wisconsin. High school students from throughout the State gathered on campus for an inspiring college-for-a-day experience through workshops that focus on storytelling, cinema, skits, cuisine, dance, music, clothing, and language as a way to explore future careers.
Not open to the general public; open only to high school students and teachers.
Sponsored by the Language Institute, UW's National Resource Centers, and many others.
31 October-2 November 2013
WAFLT Fall Conference: "Language: Literacy for Life"
Location: Radisson Paper Valley Hotel Appleton, Wisconsin The Center for European Studies was exhibited at this year's WAFLT Conference in Appleton. CES representatives met with conference participants to learn about K-14 resources, upcoming student events and future K-14 educator outreach programming.
Sponsored by Wisconsin Associaton for Language Teachers.
|9-10 September 2013
Fall Teacher Workshop: Snow in Wisconsin
Two-day workshop for educators participating in the 2013-2014 Great World Texts program, featuring talks by campus experts, workshopping activities and discussions, cultural and curricular presentations, and more! Sponsored by CES, Center for the Humanities, AW Mellon Foundation, UW-Madison Libraries, the Evjue Foundation, the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters and Science, Distinguished Lecture Series, CREECA and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
14-16 August 2013
Summer Teacher Workshop: Women & Democracy Around the World.
Workshop themes included: leadership and participation, economic empowerment, human rights, democratization, women’s representation, violence, peace and security. Sponsored by Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium. For more information, visit the website.
July 17-19, 2013
Common Economic Challenges Conference 2013: "Social Market Economy and the Euro" Chicago, IL.
The Goethe-Institut Chicago, in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank and the French Consulate, organized a conference about current trends and issues pertaining to European and German economics. The event was made possible by a generous grant from the Federal Republic of Germany. This international conference brought together world class academics, economic experts and diplomatic representatives to discuss the current economic situation in Europe, its global ramifications, and possible solutions to critical issues. Among the speakers were Dr. Henning Meyer (LSE), Professor Mark Blyth (Brown University), and Valerie Rouxel-Laxton, (EEAS Washington), just to name a few. The goal of the conference was to provide vital background information to American teachers of French, German, Social Studies, and Economics so that they are well prepared to explain the European phenomenon to their students.
Italian Day. April 30, 2013.
A celebration of Italy for High School Students. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies. Co-sponsored by the Department of French and Italian, WisItalia, the Italian Workmen's Club and the Italian American Women's Club.
April 11, 2013
17-18 March, 2013
2012 Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies (WCSS) Conference:"With Malice Toward None... Peace Among Ourselves and With All Nations". Through its affiliation with WIOC, CES participated as an exhibitor at this year's WCSS Conference.
"Internationalize Your Curriculum: A Toolbox from UW-Madison"
Presenters: Csanád Siklós (Assistant Director, CES) and Nancy Heingartner (Outreach Director, Center for Russia, East Europe & Central Asia). This presentation was specificially designed for K-12 teachers attending the 2013 WCSS Conference.
16 November 2012
The European Union: Boundaries and Barriers (High School Event)
A free interactive workshop for high school students, examining stereotypes and obstacles to global understanding. Through an exploration of current and historical divisions within the European Union, it discussed the challenges in overcoming barriers between communities here at home and around the world.
Sponsors: Institute of World Affairs in collaboration with the European Union Center of Excellence and the Center for European Studies, World Affairs Councils of America, and European Union Delegation to the USA
|7 November 2012
World Languages Day at UW-Madison. Participants met with representatives from the Centers for European Studies and East Asian Studies to explore international resources available to K-12 teachers of foreign languages, social studies, geography, economics, and other disciplines. A broad range of resources from different world regions were showcased in addition to resources related more specifically to the study of Europe and East Asia. The Center for European Studies and the Center for East Asian Studies are part of the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium which is comprised of eight federally funded (Title VI) area studies centers on campus.
7 November 2012
"Internationalize Your Curriculum: A Toolbox from UW-Madison"
Presenters: Csanád Siklós (Assistant Director, CES) and David Dettmann (Assistant Director, Center for East Asian Studies)
This presentation was specificially designed for K-12 teachers attending World Languages Day at UW-Madison
1-3 November 2012
Wisconsin Association For Language Teachers Fall Conference
The Center for European Studies table in the Exhibition Hall provided information for K-12 resources and programming offered through European Studies and its partner centers (Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium)
25-27 July 2012
Getting the Euro to Work - Social, Economic and Political Dimensions
This major teacher conference on the euro was organized by the Goethe Institut - Chicago and was co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies.
Conference Website (English)
18-21 June, 2012
Exploring Humanitarian Law Workshop: Preserving Human Rights & Dignity in Conflict
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Global Marketplace II (One-Day K-12 Teacher Workshop)
This workshop - the second in an annual series - explored current global economic issues through presentations and panel sessions on regional markets and on challenges faced by international businesses.
16 November 2011
"Internationalize your Curriculum: A Toolbox from UW-Madison" Presenter Csanád Siklós (Assistant Director, CES). This presentation was specificially designed for K-12 teachers attending World Languages Day.
3-5 November 2011
Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers Annual Conference: "Languages, the Original Social Network". CES was an exhibitor at this major regional conference for foreign language teachers.
25-29 July 2011
Language Institute Workshop: "Eating Across Cultures." This workshop is part of College for Kids II, a new program of the Education Outreach and Partnerships office of the School of Education. For more information, please click here.
20-22 July 2011
K-12 Conference: "Common Economic Challenges - Cultural and Economic Changes in Europe since the Introduction of the Euro". To view Csanád Siklós's presentation, "Learning about Europe, Connecting Curricula, Challenging your Students: Curriculum Resources on Europe, the Euro and the European Economy," please click here. To access examples of Entropa (via EUXTV), please continue here or here.
14 April 2011
Italian Day 2011. A celebration of Italy for middle and high school students held at the Memorial Union, UW Madison. For further details of Italian Day 2011 please see the WisItalia website.
20 April 2011
K-12 Teacher Workshop: "The Global Marketplace".
This workshop - the first in a proposed annual series - explored current global economic issues through presentations and panel sessions on regional markets and on challenges faced by international businesses. Participants could earn one UW-Madison graduate credit for successful completion of this workshop.
15, 22 February and 1, 8, 15 March 2011
Professional Development Course for K-12 Educators: "Folk and Fairy Tales From Around the World." Held across five weeks on Tuesday afternoons, participants earned one UW-Madison graduate credit for successful completion of this course.
20-21 March 2011
2011 Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies (WCSS) Conference (IEC): "Building a Better World". Through its affiliation with WIOC, CES participated as an exhibitor at this year's WCSS/IEC Conference.
4-6 November 2010
The Center for European Studies - representing its Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC) partner centers - exhibited at the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers Annual Convention.
22 October 2010
The Centers for European Studies and South Asia presented on "Teaching Economics from the EU to India" at the Economics Wisconsin one-day "Money Talks" Conference.
23-25 September 2010
The Center for European Studies - representing its Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC) partner centers - exhibited and presented at the Wisconsin Business Education Association (WBEA) Fall 2010 Convention.
28 June - 2 July 2010
Summer 2010 K-12 Teacher Workshop: "Europe and the Mediterranean"
15-16 March 2010
2010 Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies (WCSS) and International Education Conference (IEC). Through its affiliation with WIOC, CES was proud to sponsor this year's WCSS/IEC Conference "Today's Students, Tomorrow's Global Citizens"
Wisconsin Film Festival Screening and World Cinema Day: Football Under Cover April 3, 2009