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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The KU Area Studies Centers are happy to support teachers, especially during difficult times. Financial scholarships are available to attendees with financial need. For more information, contact Amanda Snider, CEAS Outreach and Program Coordinator at
Dear Educators, 
The KU Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and Kansas African Studies Center (KASC) have been funded by the U.S. Department of Education both to be designated as Title VI National Resource Centers (NRC) and to provide Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for students over the next four years.
Title VI National Resource Center funding creates some amazing opportunities for curriculum development, programming, community outreach, and language learning in the region. We are excited to announce our next educator workshop!
“Teaching Toward a Sustainable Future: Preparing the Next Generation for Global Environmental Challenges” is a professional development workshop intended primarily for K-12 educators, which is focused on helping educators to incorporate local and global knowledge about the environment across the disciplines as well as to empower students to be the leaders we need. This one-day event is for educators seeking to understand the uncertainties and respond to the underlying issues related to shifts in our natural surroundings.
Made possible by Title VI NRC grant funds, the cost of registration is subsidized. The cost of registration is $15 (non-refundable), which covers all activities, parking, digitized materials, catered breakfast and lunch, snacks and light refreshments. At the workshop you will:
  • Hear from scholars at the University of Kansas and local educators who are engaged in studying the environment and humanity’s role in protecting it;
  • Explore pathways to help bridge communities and understand the global interconnectedness of our Earth’s complex environmental systems; 
  • Learn about international environmental issues and how they connect to issues we face at home in the Midwest;
  • View a screening and participate in a guided discussion of the documentary Plastics Are Forever;
  • Participate in an interactive demonstration of how to create musical instruments from repurposed materials;
  • Collaborate with local experts and scholars to develop a plan of action;
  • Discover how your efforts can promote a better future for Kansans.
Offered through Baker University, continuing education units (CEUs) can be earned for your participation in the workshop and adequate performance in other online activities, which are contingent on district approval and consistency with the stated goals in the individual teacher's professional development plan. If interested in the opportunity, indicate your choice on the registration form.
Join us on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9:00-4:00 p.m. in The Jay, located on the 1st floor in the Kansas Memorial Union at 1301 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045. In order to reserve your spot, please register by July 10, 2019.
See you there!
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"Teaching Toward a Sustainable Future" is made possible in part by a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant and is organized by by the University of Kansas Center for East Asian StudiesCenter for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Kansas African Studies Center, and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Snider, Outreach and Program Coordinator for the Center for East Asian Studies at

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