Teacher Training

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) also offers a variety of teacher training activities to provide teachers with the knowledge and resources to bring effectively Eastern European and Eurasian content into the classroom.  Teacher training activities allow teachers to familiarize themselves with the histories, cultures, and languages of Eastern Europe/Eurasia in order to develop the global competancies of their students, allowing them 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.  It also provides teachers with concrete resources for the classroom and information on other sources of information available.    

K-12 Teacher Training Workshop

Each spring, CSEES organizes a half-day teacher training workshop in conjunction with the Midwest Slavic Conference.  The workshop focuses on a new topic each year.  Faculty and graduate students from The Ohio State University (OSU) and other experts give presentations that give participants a strong foundation in the topic, while also providing and informing teachers about resources that are available at OSU and in Ohio for teachers to use in the classroom.  Workshop size is usually limited to 5 teachers to allow for one-on-one discussion.  Developing curriculum tools and resources is the focus of the workshop, not on making proscribed lesson plans for teachers.  CSEES provides participants with a contact hour certificate and stipends are available to teachers as well. 

Past Workshop Topics

2019: The Eruopean Union and Poland, Saturday, May 18th, 2019

2018: The Rise and Fall of the Eastern Bloc Sport System, Saturday, May 5, 2018

2017: When Borders are Sealed: Refugees, Smugglers, and Humanitarian Aid Along the Closed Balkan Route, Saturday, April 8, 2017

2016: The Holocaust in Hungary and the Reemergence of Fascism in the 21st Century, Saturday, April 9, 2016

2015: Security in the Black Sea Region: Georgia, Turkey, and Ukraine, Saturday, March 14, 2015

2014: Migrants, Minorities, and Human Rights, Saturday, March 29, 2014

2013: The Balkans and the EU, Saturday, April 6, 2013

For more information on teacher training activities, please email Alicia Baca (baca.31@osu.edu) or call (614)292-8770.