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  1. 1. Utilizing Title VI National Resource Centers Valerie McGinley Marshall, Director of Development & External Programs Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies WEB: EMAIL: [email_address]
  2. 2. What is a Title VI National Resource Center? <ul><li>Determined by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program </li></ul><ul><li>Established by the HEA of 1965, Title VI, Section 602a </li></ul><ul><li>Centers (or consortia of centers) at institutions of higher education that provide comprehensive education on international/area studies </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do NRCs do? <ul><li>From the International Education Programs Service : </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching of any modern foreign language; </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction in fields needed to provide full understanding of areas, regions, or countries in which the language is commonly used; </li></ul><ul><li>Research and training in international studies; </li></ul><ul><li>Language aspects of professional and other fields of study; and </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction and research on issue in world affairs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are the Areas of Area Studies? <ul><li>Africa, Middle East, Asia, East Asia, Pacific Islands, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Russia, Inner Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and Western Europe and Europe, International </li></ul><ul><li>From IEPS National Resource Center Website, Applicant Abstracts, http:// </li></ul>
  5. 5. Outreach Services Offered <ul><li>Professional Development Activities for K-12 teachers – the absolute priority activity of the Title VI National Resource Center grant; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Year Educator Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Workshops and Institutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Study Abroad for Educators includes Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad and NEH Summer Institutes </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Outreach Services Offered <ul><li>Materials and Resource Development – development of teaching materials for use by K-12 teachers; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligned to national and state standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often developed by K-12 teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually free or very low cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials are content-rich </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Outreach Services Offered <ul><li>General Outreach Services – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consulting/Advising/General Information for Teachers – providing information on general topics and resources pertaining to the world area of expertise; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Resources – having an informative web site or portal to web sites designed specifically for use by educators; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visitor Speaker Bureau – providing speakers when available to visit classrooms or teacher events; speakers can be students, faculty or staff; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Libraries – having a library of materials for use by teachers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulation Activities – such as Model United Nations. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How to find NRCs <ul><li>U.S. Dept. of Education National Resource Center site </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach World – </li></ul><ul><li>Title VI Foreign Language Resource Centers – </li></ul><ul><li>Title VI Centers for International Business Education – and Research - </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sample Programs <ul><li>Performance in Latin America: Retracing African Culture </li></ul><ul><li>July 10-12, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>9:00 am - 5:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>100 Jones Hall, Tulane University </li></ul><ul><li>The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is proud to offer a summer workshop on performance in Latin America which will coincide with Tulane University's New Orleans Dance Festival. This workshop will explore the African Diaspora in Latin America through performance as a means of cultural understanding and interpretation. Teachers will act as participants and participant-observers as they learn about African culture in Latin America. Presenters will help teachers develop the skills necessary to work with their own local musicians and performers as cultural ambassadors in the classroom. Teachers of Music, dance, Spanish and history will find this workshop particularly beneficial as a way to incorporate the richness of their local community into the classroom. Institute objectives can be downloaded here. In order to register for this institute, please download the registration form and submit to LARC. Registration form can be found here. DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE HERE. </li></ul><ul><li>from </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sample Programs <ul><li>International Studies Summer Institute, July 8-21, 2007 at Indiana University-Bloomington </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive 2-week institute for teachers of grades 7-12 </li></ul><ul><li>The advent of a new millennium brought with it new issues, new fears, and new technology. Policymakers and educators alike are faced with a world in which unprecedented changes occur on a daily basis. These new threats, concerns, and changes are happening in a global arena, on a global scale. Debates about the state of the world are conducted over the dinner table, in school, and on the internet, not just in the offices of the policymakers. The decisions made by local policymakers often affect the entire world. </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization promises the benefits of faster communication and larger markets, but comes at the cost of traditional cultures and values. International security concerns are varied and develop quickly. Rapid population growth in the developing world and unbridled consumer demand in Western countries threaten common pool resource depletion, diminished biodiversity, and environmental degradation. As policymakers struggle with these problems, the incorporation of these issues into the school curriculum is critical to provide future citizens with the tools to understand and address global problems </li></ul><ul><li>From http:// </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sample Resources Area Studies Councils and Associations often sponsor book awards for children’s and juvenile literature featuring a certain world area. Lists are available on Outreach World at http://
  12. 12. Sample Resources <ul><li>Africa Enslaved: </li></ul><ul><li>A Curriculum Unit on Comparative Slave Systems for Grades 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Africa Enslaved explores comparative slave systems outside of the US, with particular focus on Latin America (Brazil and Haiti), Africa (the Swahili Coast), and the Middle East (Ottoman Egypt). </li></ul><ul><li>Africa Enslaved uses primary documents in a AP-style Document-Based Question (DBQ) format to guide students through a range of topics, including the legal status of slaves, slave labor, rights and responsibilities of slaves and slave-owners, slaves and religion, rebellions, runaways and emancipation, and abolition movements. Each case study includes a map, a one page historical background, and a glossary of terms. Discussion of the different slave systems is aided by the UNESCO Map of the Slave Route, and by charts that can be used to compare the systems with each other, or, with guided or independent research, to slavery in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>This unit is correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for World History and the National Standards for History. </li></ul><ul><li>Africa Enslaved was developed by Natalie Arsenault, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and Christopher Rose, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. </li></ul><ul><li>From the University of Texas at Austin’s Hemisphere’s Outreach Consortium </li></ul>