UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the summer curriculum workshop will be held online.
The University of Illinois and The European Union Center (EUC) invites K-12 and community college educators to take part in a five-day summer curriculum workshop to develop a more effective curriculum on the European Union. These materials may be incorporated into a variety of courses, such as foreign language, world geography, world cultures, world/US history, politics, economics, and business.
While all K-16 educators are welcome, the curriculum materials are geared mainly towards high school and community college education. The workshop will feature presentations from University of Illinois faculty and other specialists. Participating Illinois teachers receive 16 non-credit PDHs, and non-Illinois teachers receive 1.6 non-credit University of Illinois CEUs.
Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant
The 2020 summer curriculum workshop will run from Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26. The workshop theme is “From Conflict to Peace: The European Union Explained — How the EU Came to Be, How It All Works Today, and Its Greatest Challenges.” There is no cost to attend the workshop.
2020 Summer Curriculum Workshop Schedule (all times are in CDT)
|Monday, June 22|
|9:00-9:30am||Welcome and icebreaker|
|9:45-10:45am||A History of the European Union|
|11:00am-12:30pm||The Contemporary EU as an Economic and Political Entity|
|Tuesday, June 23|
|8:30-10:00am||Cultural and Language Policy in the EU|
|10:15am-12:00pm||Lesson planning session|
|Wednesday, June 24|
|9:00-10am||Minority Languages in the EU|
|10:15-11:15am||Brexit: What is Next?|
|11:30am-12:30pm||Climate Change Leadership|
|3:00-4:45pm||Teaching the Challenges of Modern Turkey: 2020 Turkish Studies Symposium|
|Thursday, June 25|
|9:00-10:00am||Spurlock Museum presentation|
|11:30am-12:30pm||Inclusion as an Instrument of Peace-building in a Post-COVID-19 World|
|Friday, June 26|
|9:00-10:00am||International Opportunities for K-14 Educators|
|10:15am-12:15pm||Lesson planning workshop and presentations|
|12:15-12:45pm||Evaluations and PDH paperwork|
Dates and titles for past workshops are below. If you want additional information on these events, please contact the EUC at email@example.com
2013 Workshop: “The Timeless Mediterranean and the New European Union: Transnational Spaces and Integration”
2012 Workshop: “Food & Energy Security and Sustainability”
2011 Workshop: “Immigration and European Integration”
2010 Workshop: “Islam in Europe”
2009 Workshop: “How Does the European Union Work?”