Schedule and Abstracts

2018 Area Studies & Outreach Conference:
Rubber Meets the Road
Best Practices in Internationalizing Classrooms and Communities
November 29, 2018 | 9:45 am – 5 pm

“Conference Schedule [pdf] Conference Abstracts [pdf]
9:45 Check-in and coffee service
10:20 Welcoming Remarks from the University of Illinois NRC Outreach Coordinators
10:40 Panel 1 – Outreach in the Schools: Engines of Change for Youth in Classrooms
15-minute presentations followed by 20-minute Q&A
Reaching beyond the City: K-14 Outreach to Rural AreasLisa Adeli, Director of Educational Outreach, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona

Knowing your Neighbors: Engaging with Community Experts in Outreach to K-12 Educators, Emma Harver, Outreach Coordinator, UNC-Duke Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies

Keep Knocking on Doors (at your College of Education, Betsy Arntzen, Canadian Studies Education Outreach Coordinator, University of Maine

Curriculum Collaboration with DCPS and School of Foreign Service, Susan Douglass, K-14 Education Outreach Coordinator, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Noon – 1:30 Working Lunch: Subgroup Meetings
1:40 Panel 2 – Outreach on Campus and in Community: Models of Effective Collaboration
15-minute presentations followed by 20-minute Q&A
Diversity through Collaboration: Title VI Centers Unite, Deborah Jane, Outreach Coordinator, Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota

Transatlantic Educators Dialogue: Using Technology to Make the World of Teaching Smaller, Jeremie Smith, Academic Program Coordinator, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Ohio State University, Eleni Lykou, Middle and High School English Teacher at Krieza Junior High School in Evia, Greece, Armando De Jesus Gonzalez, High School Economics & Financial literacy teacher at Miami Palmetto Sr. High in Miami, Florida, Hildur Hauksdóttir, High School English Teacher at Akureyri Secondary School in Akureyri, Iceland, Jennifer Smith, Middle School Science Teacher at Monticello Middle School in Monticello, Illinois

Bringing the World to Central Illinois Pre-Schoolers: Area Studies and the Champaign County Head Start Program, Stephanie Chung Porter, Outreach Coordinator, Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Center, University of Illinois

A strengths-based approach to supporting Transfer Students of Color and Heritage Language Leaners, Luciano Marzulli, K-16 Outreach Coordinator, Department of Latin American Studies and Asia Center, University of Utah

3:20 – 3:40 Break
3:45 – 5:00 Open Forum Discussion and Agenda Setting for Austin 2019