Registration open for workshop: Writing Case Studies to Internationalize Science Education — March 16

Registration is now open for a free half-day workshop titled “How Stories Teach: Writing Case Studies to Internationalize Science Education” set for Friday, March 16 2012, from 8:00am to 1:45pm in Union South.

Sponsored by the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS) International Programs Office and Engage, this workshop will explore how stories teach, what makes for effective case studies in science education, how to determine appropriate global learning outcomes, and how to assess their impact.

Effective case studies give context to scientific knowledge while engaging students in a vibrant storyline with characters, choices, and consequences. Today, case studies can be interactive multimedia explorations that give learners a dynamic and individualized means of grappling with a concept or task.

Come prepared with a case study idea you would like to develop. Or just come to listen and learn.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop, including lunch, is free and open to all UW-Madison faculty, staff, and future faculty. Registration is limited to 50 participants; priority will be given to faculty and instructional staff in the sciences.

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More information:

For more information, contact: Masarah Van Eyck, Director, Science Curriculum Internationalization,, (608) 890-4196



John Ferrick, Director, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences International Programs Office; Assistant Dean, Division of International Studies
Chris Lupton, Manager, Engage
Kathryn VandenBosch, Dean, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences; Director, Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station

“How Stories Teach: High-Impact Innovations in the Classroom”
Christopher Blakesley, Project Assistant, Engage

“Writing Effective Case Studies: Backward Design and Global Learning Outcomes”
Amber Smith, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Biology Education

“Creating Interactive Cases: Methods & Tools”
Les Howles, Senior eLearning Consultant, Engage
Blaire Bundy, Senior Technology Consultant, Engage


“Using Cases to Explore Global Issues”
Ethel Stanley, Director, BioQUEST, Beloit College

Space will be available after the workshop for those who wish to work on individual projects for the rest of the afternoon.

Sponsors: CALS International Programs (with thanks to the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates) and Engage

Co-sponsors: Delta Program, Division of International Studies, Institute for Biology Education, Global Health Institute