During the academic year, IRIS NRC organizes thematic workshops. These workshops aim to connect scholars, instructors, and practitioners with subject area expertise to a wide audience. IRIS NRC offers these workshops in partnership with members of the campus community, Community Colleges, and Minority Serving Institutions.
Past Events & Resources
Despite the progress on gender equality that has been made around the world, girls still face significant barriers to equal rights and opportunities. Many of these inequalities have been exacerbated by the current global pandemic. This workshop highlights the current status of girls in Wisconsin and around the world and provide strategies and resources for incorporating global girlhood topics into the K-12 classroom. (September 2020)
In celebration of International Education Week 2020, the IRIS NRC is sponsoring four talks for community college instructors on teaching international studies through film. (November 2020)
The Growing Crisis of Refugees and Statelessness: A Practical, Pedagogical Workshop for Community College Educators
At this workshop, experts on refugees and statelessness across the globe (Latin America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the United States) will discuss the causes and effects of rising tides of involuntary migration. (October 2020)
A series of K-12 teacher training workshops around the theme of global partitions. Learn about the impact of partition on Bangladesh, Brexit’s impact across the United Kingdom, and Historical and colonial contexts in South Africa and beyond. (May 2021)
Community College Master Teacher Institute: Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin
This webinar series brings together educators, refugee resettlement service providers, college students with refugee background, scholars, employers, and community members to learn about the barriers and supports that impact the college and career success of Wisconsin residents of refugee background. (Spring 2021)
In this full day workshop, community college educators will discuss the topic of surveillance and privacy in a globalizing world. (March 2021)
2-hour online interactive Community College Master Teacher Institute workshop with Lynn Glueck from The Discussion Project.
The UW-Madison’s Discussion Project is a professional learning series for instructors on how to design and implement high quality classroom discussion.
Participants will learn strategies for building community and structuring discussion so that you students can learn to discuss -learn the skills of discussion- and discuss to learn -learn your course content through engaging in discussion. The skills are transferable to in-person instruction.
Participants will interact in a protocol called Structured Academic Controversy that we’ll use as an exercise for building an inclusive classroom that’s conducive to high quality discussion.