LATIN AMERICAN TEACHING RESOURCES
- Saturday May 2nd, 2015
- 9:00 am - 3:00 pmStuart Hall, Room 102, 5835 South Greenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60637Offered to K-14 School Educators, Teachers and Librarians.Professional Development Teachers Workshop. Illinois K-12 educators are eligible to receive 6 ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH); others are eligible to receive general university continuing education units (.6 CEU)
Click for REGISTRATIONHow have cities shaped past and presents societies in Latin America? How can we study history, art, literature, memory, and economics through the way cities are built, appropriated, and transformed in time?Intended primarily for high school and community college educators (but open to all interested parties), this workshop will incorporate perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, and architecture to explore cities, urban experience, and the built environment in Latin America. By approaching the city as “a living history textbook,” the workshop will discuss how Latin American cities can be lenses through which we can better understand the region’s history, politics, and arts and provide examples of how this can be translated into classroom instruction. The workshop will also explore how urban planning can change the way we approach urban problems such as inequality, violence, and poverty, and reflect on the challenges of creating cityscapes inspired by ideas of justice and tolerance.Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Co-Sponsor: Center for International Studies, University of Chicago.If you have any questions, please contactAlejandra s-Seufferheld, Outreach Coordinator
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
202 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-2790. Email: email@example.com
Steven Schwartz, Outreach and Campus Program Coordinator
Center for Latin American Studies, University of Chicago
5848 S University Ave, Kelly Hall, Chicago, IL 60637
773.702.8963. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- K-14 Teaching Resources: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/outreach/k14Educators.aspx
- Book Resources: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/outreach/bookresources.aspx
- TEACHERS' BASIC LATIN AMERICAN LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION BOOKLET Common Phrases in English/ Spanish/ Portuguese/ Quechua
- Speakers Bureau, classroom presentations
- Lending Library
- Story Time @ your school
- Professional Development Latin American Teachers Workshop
Latin American and Caribbean Resources
- Book http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/outreach/bookresources.aspx
- Latin America Power Point presentations
- Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
- Outreach World - Outreach World AIS a comprehensive one-stop resource for teaching international and area studies and foreign languages in the precollegiate classroom:
- Hispanic Cultures of the Americas - Summer Institute: Teaching Resources
- Resources for Teaching about the Americas (RetaNet) - University of New Mexico - This site focuses on secondary education on Latin America and the Caribbean and they offer lesson plans, classroom modules and a multimedia database. Topics range from geography, identity, human rights, to herbs, food, and literature.
- World Almanac for Kids - South America Geography
- The Literacy Center Education Network - Free, professionally-designed, education material to preschool-age children. Utilizing the power of the Internet, we aim to distribute education material directly to children in their homes, libraries, and schools.
- Library of Congress - Resources for Teachers: Latin America
- Latin American School and Educational Resources (LASER)
- Expressions of Central America - Stanford University
- UNC Latin American Resources
Summer 2013 Teachers Professional Development
* Professional Development Teachers Workshop earn up to 7 CPDU credit hours.
For more information, contact Alejandra S-Seufferheld, email@example.com or 217-244-2790.
Wednesday, June 12 – Saturday, June 15, 2013What do school administrators mean when they refer to “educating global citizens” or “teaching 21st century skills”? If you don’t have ready answers or definitions for these terms, you’re not alone. This workshop will consider various definitions of global citizenship in the context of the U.S. and a globalizing world.
Being a global citizen is not only about understanding other cultures but also understanding your own culture through the eyes of others. We’ll use a reflexive process, along with examples of international content, pedagogical discussions with peer educators, and hands-on activities for project-based learning.
Credit Participants will receive professional development credits.
Cost $100 non-refundable fee includes lodging, most meals, and materials.
Housing Lodging will be provided for out-of-town participants
Deadline Deadline for registration is May 15, 2012
For more information, contact Karen Hewitt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-244-0288.
Co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; European Union Center; Center for Global Studies; Center for International Business and Education Research; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Russian, East European and Eurasian Center; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; and funding support from the Title VI Program of the U.S. Department of Education.