CREECA is committed to serving as a resource for educators at all levels, from primary and secondary school teachers to instructors at institutions of higher education (community and technical colleges, tribal colleges and universities, and four-year colleges and universities). We regularly offer teacher training workshops on topics related to Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, and Central Asia; participate in internationally-focused events such as World Languages Day; organize cultural events in Madison and beyond; and present on regional topics at local primary and secondary schools, as well as institutions of higher education. We also provide resources to educators in the form of our lending library and curriculum development materials.
Educators are also welcome to attend any of our public events, including our weekly lecture series, panel discussions, concerts, and other performances. See our events calendar for a list of all upcoming events.
CREECA is always looking for new opportunities to collaborate with schools, colleges, and universities in Wisconsin and the surrounding states. Contact Kelly Iacobazzi for more information.
Upcoming Events for Educators and Students
CREECA regularly organizes and participates in events for educators and students from area schools and institutions of higher education. This includes teacher training workshops, conferences, and other internationally-focused programs. Please see below for a list of upcoming events:
Ten Months That Shook the World: Russia’s Revolutions in a Global Perspective
A Workshop for Wisconsin Educators
July 24 – July 28, 2017
Madison Concourse Hotel
Overcoming Islamophobia: Creating a Positive Classroom Culture
A Workshop for K-12 Educators
August 7, 2017
Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
Co-sponsored by UW Institute for Regional & International Studies, Islamic Society of Milwaukee, and the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition
Islamophobia is a distorted image of Islam and Muslim caused by faith misrepresentation and fear exploitation of religious practices and believes.
The purpose of this one-day workshop is two-fold: (1) to explore resources, background, and related issues of Islamophobia, and (2) to introduce ways
to build positive classroom communities. This workshop designed for k-12 and higher education audiences and includes national speakers, a visit to the Islamic Society of Milwaukee with authentic lunch, and success stories from classroom teachers.
The registration fee for this workshop, which includes lunch at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, is $30. Teachers wishing to receive one Alverno graduate credit for their participation will pay an additional fee and will need to complete a written assignment after the workshop.
Stay in the loop about exciting workshops and other events! Email Kelly Iacobazzi to be added to our educators mailing list.
Invite CREECA to Your School!
Organizing an “International Day” or teaching a unit on Russia, Eastern/Central Europe, or Central Asia? CREECA is happy to accommodate requests for speakers on our region to make classroom visits or participate in school events. Contact Kelly Iacobazzi for more information.
Other Resources for Educators
Check back soon for lesson plans, curriculum packets, and other materials developed in conjunction with our annual training workshops. In the meantime, please explore online curriculum materials at other National Resource Centers:
Columbia University – Harriman Institute
Harvard University – Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Indiana University – Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center
Ohio State University – Center for Slavic and East European Studies
University of California, Berkeley – Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
University of Illinois – the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Washington – Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies