Teaching Through Sports

A Workshop for Educators and Athletic Coaches

Teaching Through Sports: How to Use International Sporting Events to Score Big with Students

Featuring the 2010 World Cup in South Africa


Thursday, July 8th, 2010
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Memorial Union, Class of ’24 Reception Room
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI


A one-day workshop for middle and high school coaches and educators from across the curriculum: Social Science, History, Math, Physical Education, Biology and Athletic Coaches and any other area of interest. This workshop will use the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as an example of how teachers and coaches can turn international sporting events into teaching moments to enhance and engage all students in their overall educational success. Educators from different backgrounds, disciplines, life experiences and interests will learn how to take advantage of students’ interests and enthusiasm. This presents opportunities for building on their own disciplinary curriculum as well as exploring non-disciplinary curricula goals. Teaching through sport can be fun and engaging for teachers and their students!

Cost: $15 (includes presentations, lunch and teaching materials)

Download registration form (docx)

Registration deadline: June 18, 2010.

For registration information, contact:
Heather DuBois Bourenane
Outreach Coordinator
African Studies Program
(608) 265-9151

UW Graduate Credit
Teachers have the option of taking this workshop as a one-credit UW course.
To earn UW credit you must complete and submit the special student web application before June 25 for the Summer 2010 term.
Download enrollment and application instructions (PDF)

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison African Studies Program in collaboration with the Wisconsin Teacher Enhancement Program in Biology.


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