2015 Summer Teacher Workshop

STW 2015 | Draft Agenda


The Center for West European Studies, The European Union Center of Excellence,

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and

The Center for Global Studies present:

Migration and Multiculturalism in Europe

A Teacher Workshop on the EU and its Eastern Neighbors

For Middle School, High School, and Community College Educators

August 12th, 2015

Thomson Hall 317

9:00-9:30 a.m. – Check-in and Coffee

9:30-10:15 a.m. – Session I – Case Study: Greece

“Moving On: Migrants, Greece and the Quest for Peace and Prosperity”

Taso Lagos, Program Director, Greece Study Abroad Program, Hellenic Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, UW

10:15-10:45 a.m. – Curriculum & Instruction Part I: Introduction

Tina Gourd, Curriculum and Instruction Consultant, UW Seattle and Bothell

10:45-11:00 a.m. – Break

11:00-11:45 a.m. – Session II – Immigration Overview

“Safe Haven in a Storm?: Understanding the European Immigration Crisis”

David Fenner, Affiliate Faculty, Jackson School of International Studies, UW

11:45-1:00 p.m. – Lunch at UW Club

1:00-1:45 p.m. – Session III – Immigration and Assimilation in Western Europe

Steve Pfaff, Professor, Sociology Department, UW

1:45-2:45 p.m. – Session IV – Panel Discussion: Eastern Europe and Poland

“Immigration, Emigration and Integration: The ‘Awkward’ East Europeans” (suggested reading prior to the workshop can be found here)

Arista Cirtautas, Visiting Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, UW

“Current migration trends in Central and Eastern Europe”

Teresa Indelak Davis, Honorary Consul of Poland

2:45-3:00 p.m. – Break

3:00-3:45 p.m. – Session V – Case Study: Russia

“Livelihoods, Risk, and Migration to Russia: An Adaptive Strategy”

Michelle O’Brien, PhD Student, Sociology Department; Trainee, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE), UW

3:45-4:00 p.m. – Break

4:00-4:45 p.m. – Curriculum & Instruction Part II: Making Connections Between Our Learning and Student Learning

Tina Gourd, Curriculum and Instruction Consultant, UW Seattle and Bothell

4:45-5:00 p.m. – Turn in evaluation and feedback forms, receive clock hours