As the IRIS National Resource Center (NRC), we provide resources and expertise to K-12 educators, community college instructors, and the wider educator community.
On this page, you can explore our various offerings for recordings of past events, resource recommendations, and information about upcoming events.
Events & Content
For Classroom Use
UW-Madison Area Studies
Resources for Teachers
Reach Ambassadors are a group of international students who represent the international student body.
Reach Ambassadors will share about their countries, cultures and experiences with audiences of all levels at on-campus events, local schools and community organizations.
This consortium brings together a cross-disciplinary group of scholars with educators from rural, urban, and suburban communities in Wisconsin.
Our goal is to build a network of educators and researchers in order to form an interdisciplinary agenda for changing how issues of Planetary Health are taught in schools.
Great World Texts in Wisconsin connects scholars at UW-Madison with high school teachers and students across the state through the shared project of reading and discussing a classic piece of literature.
Explore the site for information about participating and supporting materials and teaching guides from past selections.
Madison's East Isthmus: Paths to Change mobile learning module was created for the Introduction to International Studies (IS101) course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Find out how Madison, like any city, has been shaped by its interdependencies with other places around the world.
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
The mission of CALS Global is to facilitate, expand, and support the international activities of CALS faculty, staff and students. This works in service of our vision, which is a world fed and supported by a thriving agro-ecological system.
At World Languages Day high school students and teachers from the state of Wisconsin gather on the UW-Madison campus for an inspiring conference-like experience.
Through workshops focusing on language, storytelling, cuisine, dance, music, and more, students get a taste of language and cultural opportunities they might like to explore further.
The CCBC supports teaching, learning and research related to children’s and young adult literature and provides informational and educational services based on its collections.
Check out their Global Reading Book List, Book of the Week List, and more.
Women & Wellbeing in Wisconsin & the World
4W leverages the strengths of UW-Madison to be a convener and leading voice in education, applied research, and impactful engagement to promote gender equity, global wellbeing, and the full participation of women in society.
The aim of this professional development series is to strengthen our campus-wide capacity to create welcoming, engaging, and academically rigorous classroom environments in which students experience productive classroom discussions on important issues and topics.
Outside of UW-Madison
The Wisconsin Seal of Biliteracy and Global Scholars Programs are responsive to the linguistic and cultural diversity of learners and our local and global communities.
Visit the site to learn more about bringing these signature programs to your district.
The primary mission of the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies (WCSS) is to promote social studies and the professional growth and development of educators which, in turn, will help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
Wisconsin Association For Language Teachers (WAFLT) strives to promote, strengthen and facilitate the teaching of life-long learning of world languages and cultures in schools and communities to meet the needs of our increasingly interdependent world.
The Institute of World Affairs helps people make the connection between global issues and their daily lives. IWA’s diverse array of innovative programs for the public, educators, and students address current global and local challenges in our communities.
The Pulitzer Center raises awareness of underreported global issues through direct support for quality journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of education and public outreach.
Explore this link for K-12 teacher and student programs and resources.
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
The Center for the Study of Global Change is making a systematic, sustained effort to infuse global perspectives into learning at all levels, from pre-kindergarten through graduate school and beyond.