Annual Teacher Training Workshop



Each academic year CSEEES organizes an annual teacher training workshop to provide teachers with the knowledge and resources to bring effectively Eastern European and Eurasian content into the classroom. The workshops familiarize teachers with the histories, cultures, and languages of Eastern Europe and Eurasia in order to develop the global competencies of students. This then enables students to connect historical events across countries and time periods, recognize and assess themes in literature and the arts, and analyze the events of today from a variety of perspectives. The workshops also provide teachers with classrooms resources and guidance on other sources of information.

A guest expert leads the workshop to give participating teachers a strong foundation in the topic. Attendees are provided with readings in advance, a curriculum resource to use back in the classroom, and information about other resources available in Ohio that are relevant to the topic. Workshops are small, with 10-15 participants typically, allowing for one-on-one discussion. Following the workshop, teachers are encouraged to create a unit plan or activity based upon the workshop’s topic.


  • Curriculum resources
  • Participation stipend
  • Contact hour certificate
  • Resource development stipend

Summer 2022 K-12 Teacher Training Workshop: Understanding the Culture and History of Ukraine

Dates/Time: July 26-27, 2022, 9:00AM - 12:00PM EST

Location: Zoom

 Register here

As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, we recognize that both educators and students want to learn more about Ukraine and its relationship with Russia. This two-session workshop will focus on furthering participants’ understanding of Ukrainian culture and history. The first session led by Nicholas Breyfogle (Ohio State U.) will focus on Ukrainian history: its shared history with Russia, what is and what is not Ukrainian history, and nationalist interpretations of both histories. The second session led by Alisa Ballard Lin (Ohio State U.) will focus on Ukrainian culture and how Ukrainians perceive their culture as being unique from Russian culture or perhaps how they see them as being similar. By attending this workshop, participants will receive background and resources on this topic so that they can teach and discuss this subject with their students in their own classrooms.  

This workshop is FREE and open to pre- and in-service K-12 and community college educators across the United States. This workshop will be limited to 40 participants, those who register after the maximum capacity has been filled will be placed on a waitlist.

Participants will receive:

  • A certificate for 6 contact hours 
  • 4 free books on the workshop topics
  • $50 stipend for attending both workshop sessions
  • Free curriculum resources 

Register for this workshop by Friday, July 1.

If you have any questions about this professional development opportunity, please contact Alicia Baca (

If you have any questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact us at Typically, a two weeks' notice will allow us to provide access.

This workshop is organized by the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies in partnership with the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching. For additional teaching resources and lesson plans, please visit CSEEES' K-12 Knowledge Bank page and the History Teaching Institute

Past Workshop Topics

Fall 2021: Corruption and Politics in Eastern Europe

Spring 2021: Feminism and Women’s Rights in Central and Eastern Europe

Fall 2019: The European Union and Hungary

Spring 2019: The European Union and Poland

Spring 2018: The Rise and Fall of the Eastern Bloc Sport System

Spring 2017: When Borders are Sealed: Refugees, Smugglers, and Humanitarian Aid Along the Closed Balkan Route

Spring 2016: The Holocaust in Hungary and the Reemergence of Fascism in the 21st Century

Pull Quote
“The workshops help me to be generally better informed and have demonstrated political trends that cross national and regional boundaries.” --2017 Workshop Participant

Please contact Alicia Baca, the CSEEES outreach coordinator, at or call (614)292-8770 for more information.