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 email@example.com for more information.
Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship
Are you an educator who is interested in deepening your understanding of the history, culture, and current events of Russia and Eurasia? Consider applying for the Engaging Eurasia Teacher Fellowship (EETF). Over the 9-month fellowship, fellows participate in 8 content webinars, hearing from scholars with expertise on the fellowship topic. Each fellow is expected to complete a final project–either curriculum development or a literature review on a question that develops during the course of the fellowship.
Our center is also a member of the Wisconsin International Resource Consortium (WIRC), a collaboration among the nine UW-Madison Area Studies Centers with the mission to provide internationally themed outreach programming, resources, and support to K-14 teachers and students, Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), and Community Colleges. For more WIRC-related programming, please see our website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teaching on Russia’s War in Ukraine
CREECA has compiled a list of resources for educators on teaching about Russia’s war in Ukraine here. This list is being actively expanded.