Saturday, June 30, 2012

European Union Center 2012 Summer Curriculum Development Workshop: Food & Energy Security and Sustainability: A Comparative Look at the European Union and the US


2012 Summer Curriculum Development Workshop

Food & Energy Security and Sustainability:
A Comparative Look at the European Union and the US


Tuesday, June 12 - Friday, June 15, 2012

The University of Illinois and The European Union Center (EUC) invites K-12 and community college educators to take part in this 3 1/2-day workshop to develop a more effective curriculum on energy and food security and sustainability issues and contoversies in Europe and the US. These materials may be incorporated into a variety of courses, such as foreign language, world geography, world cultures, world/US history, politics, economics, and business. While all K-16 teachers are welcome, the curriculum materials are geared mainly towards high school and community college education. The workshop will feature presentations from University of Illinois faculty and other specialists.
SUMMER STUDY TOUR TO EUROPE
This workshop will also serve as an orientation workshop for the Summer Study Tour to Europe (June 23-30, 2012). For further information, please visit the Summer Study Tour 2012 webpage.

Application Deadline for the Study Tour was February 29, 2012.

Pertinent Info

  • Application Deadline: May 7, 2012 (workshop registartion is now closed)
  • Online Registration Registration is now closed!
  • Cost: $100
    Please make checks payable to "University of Illinois." Send your checks to:
    European Union Center
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    328 International Studies Building, MC-429
    910 S. Fifth Street
    Champaign, IL 61820
  • Travel Grants: Travel grants up to $150 are available.
  • Credit: CPDUs (for Illinois teachers) or University of Illinois CEUs for non-Illinois teachers are available. 3-4 University of Illinois graduate credits are available, please contact Sebnem Ozkan at asozkan@illinois.edu, 217-244-0570 for further information.
  • Housing: Housing will be provided at the Illini Tower, a private dorm on campus. We reserved your rooms for 3 nights from June 12 (check-in) to June 15 (check-out).
    * We can provide additional reservations for the nignt of June 11th only if you will be traveling more than 250 miles to attend the conference, due to budgetary restrictions and University policies. Amenities: Please note that you will be sharing a suite with another teacher. The suite is fully furnished and has A/C. It features two separate bedrooms and a shared living room, kitchen and bathroom. Towels, blankets, and sheets are provided, and extras can be obtained at the desk, which is open 24/7. Unfortunately, there are no pots, pans, or utensils stocked in the rooms themselves and hangers are not provided- the EUC will provide paper cups and plates in your rooms. There is a refrigerator in the room but no microwave. There is internet access for free in all rooms (you need to bring an ethernet cable or rent one from the front desk), located behind the desks. The whole first floor is wireless. Local calls are free, and there is a stock of phones at the front desk available to take.
  • Meals: Breakfast and some meals will be provided by the European Union Center. Breakfast is available daily in the Illini Tower cafeteria from 7 – 8 am.
  • Parking: If you requested parking, when you arrive at the Illini Tower, you will check in and receive a parking space inside so that you can park. You might need to park at a meter briefly while you check-in.
  • Contact: For more information contact Sebnem Ozkan asozkan@illinois.edu, 217-244-0570.
  • Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant and the European Commission's "Getting to Know Europe" grant.

Schedule

Tuesday, June 12

Workshop location: All sessions are held at Illini Tower - THINK Study Lounge on the first floor if not noted otherwise.
Illini Tower
409 E. Chalmers St., Champaign
Web: http://www.illinitower.net
Phone: 217-344-0400
To locate Illini Tower: http://www.campushousing.com/uiit/html/locate_us.php
Workshop location: All sessions are held at Illini Tower - THINK Study Lounge on the first floor if not noted otherwise.
Illini Tower
409 E. Chalmers St., Champaign
Web: http://www.illinitower.net
To locate Illini Tower: http://www.campushousing.com/uiit/html/locate_us.php

8:00am - 4:00pm
Check-in at Illini Tower Location: 409 E. Chalmers St., Champaign
Web: http://www.illinitower.net
Phone: 217-344-0400
To locate Illini Tower: http://www.campushousing.com/uiit/html/locate_us.php
4:15pm
EUC staff will be available at the Illini Tower lobby to escort you to the ACES Library for the workshop registration and keynote address/dinner.
4:30 – 5:30pm
Workshop Registration, Introduction & Meet and GreetLocation: ACES Library (Heritage Room), 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
5:30 – 7:00pm
Keynote Address: "Urban Food Systems: Sustainability, Public Policy, and Social Inequality"
Keynote Speaker: Dorceta Taylor, Professor and Environmental Justice Field of Studies Coordinator, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Welcoming remarks and introduction: A. Bryan Endres, Director, European Union Center; Associate Professor of Agricultural Law, University of Illinois
Location: ACES Library (Heritage Room), 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
6:30pm
Welcome Dinner
Location: ACES Library (Heritage Room), 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
EUC staff will escort you back to the Illini Tower after dinner.

Wednesday, June 13

Workshop location: All sessions are held at Illini Tower - THINK Study Lounge on the first floor if not noted otherwise.
Illini Tower
409 E. Chalmers St., Champaign
Web: http://www.illinitower.net
To locate Illini Tower: http://www.campushousing.com/uiit/html/locate_us.php
7:00 – 8:00am
Breakfast (provided) – Breakfast is available daily from 7–8 am in the Illini Tower Cafeteria. Please simply show the cashier your nametag.
8:30 – 10:00am
“Understanding the EU and EU Institutions: A brief overview” (presentation)
Speaker: Kostas Kourtikakis, Research Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois
10:00 – 10:15am
Break – coffee, tea, and light refreshments provided
10:15 – 11:45am
“Food Sustainability in the EU” (presentation)
Speaker: Bernd van der Meulen, Professor of Law and Governance, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
11:45am – 1:15pm
Lunch (provided) and "Curriculum Resources and Using the Web & Images for Teaching the EU” (presentation)
Speaker: Adam Heinz, EUC Graduate Assistant and MA Student in EU Studies, University of Illinois
1:15 – 2:45pm
“The Impact of Climate Change on Food Security” (presentation)
Speaker: Lisa Ainsworth, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois
2:45 – 3:00pm
Break coffee, tea, and light refreshments provided
3:00 – 4:30pm
“The Farm Bill and Common Agricultural Policy” (presentation - Note: This video is an earlier version of the presentation, as delivered by Professor Bullock for the EUC's lecture series.)
Speaker: David Bullock, Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois
4:30 – 7:00pm
Free time and dinner (on your own)
7:00 – 9:00pm
Movie "Fresh" and post-screening discussion led by A. Bryan Endres, Director, European Union Center; Associate Professor of Agricultural Law, University of Illinois

Thursday, June 14

Workshop location: All sessions are held at Illini Tower - THINK Study Lounge on the first floor if not noted otherwise.
Illini Tower
409 E. Chalmers St., Champaign
Web: http://www.illinitower.net
To locate Illini Tower: http://www.campushousing.com/uiit/html/locate_us.php
7:00 – 8:00am
Breakfast - (provided) – Breakfast is available daily from 7–8 am in the Illini Tower Cafeteria. Please simply show the cashier your nametag.
8:30 – 10:00am
"Animal Welfare: Food or Friend: EU and US Perspectives" (presentation)
Speaker: Jim Pettigrew, Professor of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois
10:00 – 10:15am
Break – coffee, tea, and light refreshments provided
10:15 – 11:45am
“US and EU Environmental Policies” (presentation)
Speaker: Robert Pahre, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois
11:45am – 1:15pm
Lunch (provided) and “EU-Turkey Energy Partnership” (presentation)
Speaker: Lauren Turk, MA Student in EU Studies-- Graduate, University of Illinois
1:15 – 2:45pm
“EU Bioenergy Policy: An Introduction and Ensuring Environmental and Social Sustainability” (presentation)
Speaker: Jody Endres, Assistant Professor of Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law, University of Illinois
2:45 – 3:30pm
Break – coffee, tea, and light refreshments provided
3:30 – 5:00pm
“Challenges in Creating Sustainable Transport Systems” (presentation)
Speaker: Julie Cidell, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Illinois
5:00 – 5:15pm
Break
5:15 – 6:45pm
Approaches to Spent Nuclear Fuel in Europe and the US” (presentation)
Speaker: Cliff Singer, Professor of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois
7:30 – 9:30pm
Dinner (provided) and the University of Illinois College of ACES (Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) IBIP (International Business Immersion Program), including short films by IBIP students and presentation by Jessa Barnard, Experiential Learning Coordinator, College of ACES, University of Illinois (presentation)

Friday, June 15

Workshop location: All sessions are held at Illini Tower - THINK Study Lounge on the first floor if not noted otherwise.
Illini Tower
409 E. Chalmers St., Champaign
Web: http://www.illinitower.net
To locate Illini Tower: http://www.campushousing.com/uiit/html/locate_us.php
7:00 – 8:00am
Please check out of Illini Tower and return parking key. You will not need your parking key to leave the garage -- garage doors are operated by censors.
Breakfast - (provided) – Breakfast is available daily from 7–8 am in the Illini Tower Cafeteria. Please simply show the cashier your nametag.
8:00am
Meet at the lobby of Illini Tower and drive to the Prairie Fruit Farm and Creamery -- transportation will be provided.
8:15 – 10:00am
“Visit to the Prairie Fruit Farm and Creamery
Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign
Tour guides: Wesley Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband (farm owners)
10:00 – 10:15am
Drive back to the Illini Tower and Break
10:15 – 11:15am
“2012 Farm Bill, School Nutrition & Farm-to-School Programs” (presentation)
Speaker: Julia Govis, Urban and Small-scale Organic Agriculture Research Institute, University of Chicago; State Lead for Illinois, National Farm to School Network
11:15am – 12:15pm
“Food Policy Councils: Their Role(s) and Transformative Potential” (presentation)
Speaker: Michaela Tarr, Graduate Student at the Michigan State University
12:15 – 2:15pm
Lunch (provided), Group Discussion on “Teaching food and energy security in the classroom”, Evaluation, CPDU/CEU distribution, and Final wrap-up
2:15 – 3:45pm
“Study Tour to Europe” orientation and information session (for tour participants)
*Required for teachers/students who are going on the “Study Tour to Europe”
The workshop is approved for 25 CPDUs/2.5 CEUs.

Background Readings

Wednesday, June 13

"Understanding the EU and EU Institutions: A Brief Overview" - Kostas Kourtikakis
  • eufocus: Understanding the European Union
  • The European Union: A Guide for Americans – Ch. 1 & 2
  • Desmond Dinan. “Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration” (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 4th Edition, 2010) (optional, for more details)
"Food Sustainability in the EU" - Bernd van der Meulen
"The Impact of Climate Change on Food Security" - Lisa Ainsworth
"The Farm Bill and Common Agricultural Policy" - David Bullock

Thursday, June 14

"Animal Wellfare: Food or Friend: EU and US Perspectives" - Jim Pettigrew
"US and EU Environmental Policies" - Robert Pahre
"EU Bioenergy Policy: An Introduction and Ensuring Environmental and Social Sustainability" - Jody Endres
Challenges in creating sustainable transport systems" - Julie Cidell
"Approaches to Spent Nuclear Fuel in Europe and the US" - Clifford Singer

Friday, June 15

"2012 Farm Bill, School Nutrition & Form-to-School Programs" - Julia Govis

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