We're starting a new program called World Wednesdays. Join us on selected Wednesdays to learn more about global cultures and ways to teach about them in your classrooms. More information below:
WORLD WEDNESDAYS: Give us a Wednesday, we'll give you the world!
Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Rm B, 4-5 pm
The International Studies Centers at the University of Kansas are pleased to offer local educators a new way to bring global competencies into the classroom at all grade levels and across all curriculum areas. On designated Wednesdays throughout the 2014-15 academic school year, FREE one-hour, hands-on lessons on language and culture from different world areas will be offered at the new Lawrence Public Library (Meeting Room B) at 4pm. Each session will be taught by an expert in the field and will be designed to give you the know-how you need to turn around and teach it to your students. Sessions will include handouts, interactive activities, and more!
For more info, go to: https://crees.ku.edu/world-wednesdays
All sessions are open to the public. No registration is necessary and walk-ins are welcome. For questions, please contact Randi Hacker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(USD 497 will award professional development points to teachers who attend World Wednesdays (1 point per session). Teachers who attend all 10 sessions will receive 10 professional development points!)
October 15, 2014: Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
November 5, 2014: A Day in the Life of a Ugandan School Child
December 3, 2014: Namaste! Welcome to Hindi
December 17, 2014: Cyrillic Alphabet Soup
January 28, 2015: Stroke by Stroke: Writing Chinese Characters
February 18, 2015: Children's Literature, Spanish Story Time
March 25, 2015: Ali and Nino, The True Story Behind the Fiction
April 15, 2015: Salam! Welcome to Persian Languages
April 29, 2015: KiSwahili Basics
May 6, 2015: Get Your Furoshiki On! Wrapping Gifts, Japanese Style
More About Our Workshops
The Center for East Asian Studies offers a number of professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers in Kansas and Western Missouri. Our teachers' workshops are designed to enhance teachers' knowledge of East Asian culture and their ability to teach this to their students. To find what workshops we are offering, sign up for Outreach Notes, our outreach newsletter. To sign up, send an email to Randi Hacker, Outreach Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Please put "Outreach Notes" in the subject line.
The Center also houses the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia (KCTA), which offers professional development classes in East Asian history and culture for teachers interested in learning how to incorporate Chinese, Japanese, and Korean content into the curriculum for all subject areas and grade levels. Classes are given throughout the year in either face-to-face or online formats. To learn more, please visit www.kcta.ku.edu.