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
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"