Hemispheres: The International Outreach Consortium
Connecting to the larger world. Transforming old ideas into new. Providing innovative approaches to world studies.
Hemispheres, the international outreach consortium at the University of Texas at Austin, offers a broad educational program to increase knowledge and understanding of Western Europe; Latin America; the Middle East; Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia; and South Asia. Using the resources of one of the nation’s largest research institutions, we work with educators to address critical needs and to supplement existing knowledge of the world around us.
Using the resources of one of the nation's largest universities, Hemispheres works with K-12 and post-secondary schools, civic and non-profit organizations, business, the media, and governmental agencies to foster knowledge and understanding of these regions in our classrooms and communities.
We see the University as a center for current ideas and our role as a conduit to bring information to the classroom in the ways that educators find most useful. Everything that we do is constructed with an awareness of the educational standards and an understanding of what educators need for their classrooms.
We are actively involved in content-based teacher training, standards-aligned curriculum development, and the presentation of instructional resources in a variety of formats and levels.
Using our funding sources wisely, we are able to provide the majority of our services for no or little cost. With our network of campus affiliates and partners, we can expand our services to provide comprehensive services to a wide variety of audiences on an almost limitless number of topics.
To learn more about Hemispheres and the services that we provide, please take a few moments to explore our web site. Please feel free to contact us individually or jointly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friends at Not Even Past have put together an annotated collection of the best of the last week's blog essays on Chechnya, the Caucasus, and possible links to the Boston Marathon bombing (and adds some good books to read too). Click on the headline to access the links and more information.
June 11-14, 2013
Over the past 18 months, Hemispheres has been hearing from you, our core audience of educator professionals, with questions and concerns about the new State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam in World History. We've expanded our training, introduced new resources, and offered practical tips for teaching. This summer we're launching our most ambitious and in-depth initiative yet. This year's Summer Teachers' Institute will focus extensively on the World History TEKS, with the intent of helping you gain the background knowledge you need to prepare your students for the rigors of the STAAR exam.