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WEST’s Outreach Efforts Receive Award

October 19, 2010

West European Studies is pleased to announce that International Studies In Schools (ISIS) recently received a Pinnacle Award Honorable Mention for the quality of its presentations from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC).  Created in 1995, ISIS is a free videoconferencing project that connects K-12 schools and community groups across the U.S. with experts from Indiana University.  Teachers can request presentations on specific topics from West European Studies (WEST) or choose from WEST’s list of presentations.  In the last year, WEST has given presentations to classes about the European Union, Carnival in Europe, and Danish Jazz to groups across the U.S.  In a related project organized through ISIS, we regularly work with a school in southern Indiana to bring French speakers to her classroom by monthly organizing conversations in French between IU students and the class via videoconference.

ISIS is a collaborative project of 13 world area studies centers at IU, and managed by the International Outreach Council.  We are always happy to provide videoconferences to classes and community groups across the U.S.  In order to request an ISIS presentation from WEST, please visit the ISIS homepage.  WEST is also pleased to announce that you can now request a presentation specifically on the European Union.  For more information, including a presentation outline and list of standards that the presentation meets, please view the program flyer.

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