"Day in Baltics," which was geared toward high school juniors and seniors, took place on Monday, April 4th, from 8:30 until 12:30 in the UW-Madison Memorial Union. Students spent the morning attending a keynote address, three conference-style mini-sessions, a snack break, and a wrap-up presentation.
The focus of the event was the three Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Presentations ranged from "Estonia 101," to "Growing up Latvian in the United States," to "Lithuanian folk dance." There is no charge to participating schools and some financial assistance is available to schools outside of the Madison district to help defray the cost of transportation to and from Madison. Each school is limited to 30 participants.
The Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium, WIOC, offered a ten-hour professional development course entitled, "Folk and Fairy Tales from around the World" in spring 2011. The course met for two hours each on five consecutive Tuesdays starting on February 15th and ending on March 15th. The first meeting provided an overview of international folk and fairy tales by a librarian with extensive experience in international folk literature.
Each of the following weeks were dedicated to the folk and fairy tales of East Asia, Europe, India, or Russia. UW-Madison faculty, graduate students, and staff provided lectures and lead discussions. A final project, consisting of a class-ready lesson plan, was due at the end of the course. Participants earned one UW-Madison graduate credit for successful completion of this course. For an event flier click here. For a registration form example click here.
With questions, contact Nancy Heingartner, CREECA Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (608)262-3379.
Each year, CREECA holds a mini-conference for high school juniors and seniors from around Wisconsin. The programming features a variety of content related to CREECA countries.
CREECA's Day in East and Central Europe took place at the Memorial Union on March 24, 2010. The following presentations were given by the regional experts who appeared at the event.
CREECA is happy to accommodate requests from teachers for speakers on our regions of the world to make classroom visits. If you would like to request a speaker (or other type of presentation), please contact the CREECA outreach coordinator, Nancy Heingartner, at least one month prior to the date on which the presentation is needed. Either send an e-mail to email@example.com or call (608) 265- 6298.