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Last updated: Friday, 21-Feb-2003 19:45:53 CST

June 20, 2003

International Ed Seminar Set for Teachers

Educators will learn to apply a global perspective to the classroom by attending the "Infusing International Education into the Curriculum" seminar. The seminar, TED 695, will be held on the UW-River Falls campus beginning Aug. 1.

This two-credit course allows teachers to create an implementation plan for infusing international education into their own classrooms. Participants will immediately apply what they learn in the seminar by working with a UW-River Falls youth program Aug. 4-8.

"Offering the course in conjunction with the College for Kids Program offers a wonderful hands-on learning opportunity for teachers," said Judy Freund, instructor for the course. "We will talk about ideas for infusing international education into the curriculum, try them out with kids, and then revisit these ideas to see what worked and what we would change."

Themes of the seminar include population, environment, health, hunger and the economy. A mixture of group discussion, class observation, demonstration teaching, interactive links and the use of web resources will be combined to familiarize participants with frameworks for international education. Participants will infuse principles from the Wisconsin Program Standards for International Education and the International Education Curriculum Guide into the curriculum.

Freund is a professional development consultant who has 15 years of teaching experience at the elementary and middle school levels in gifted and talented programs.

For additional information or to register for the course, visit or contact the Office of Outreach and Graduate Studies at 715/425-3256 or 800-228-5607.


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