For Educators

UW-Madison's Theater for Youth performing Schvarts's The Dragon to audience of middle school students at Taliesin.
UW-Madison’s Theatre for Youth performing Shvarts’s The Dragon to middle school students at Taliesin (Spring Green, WI). Photo by Kelly Iacobazzi.

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 outreach@creeca.wisc.edu for more information.

Special Events for Educators and Students

CREECA regularly organizes and participates in events for educators and students from Wisconsin schools and institutions of higher education. This includes teacher training workshops, conferences, and other internationally-focused programs. Recent educator workshop topics include a Ten Months that Shook the World: Russia’s Revolutions in a Global Perspective and 68.77.89: Czechoslovakia from Invasion to Revolution. Contact outreach@creeca.wisc.edu for more information about upcoming workshops and other events for educators.

CREECA outreach coordinator Kelly Iacobazzi introduces students to Russian culture at Kennedy Elementary School.
CREECA outreach coordinator Kelly Iacobazzi introduces students to Russian culture at Kennedy Elementary School. Photo by Nancy Heingartner.

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 outreach@creeca.wisc.edu for more information.