K-14 Teacher's Blog



      • Saturday May 2nd, 2015
      • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
        Stuart Hall, Room 102, 5835 South Greenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60637
        Offered 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 REGISTRATION

        How 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 contact
        Alejandra 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: amsseu@illinois.edu

        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: sdschwartz@uchicago.edu
  • K-14 Teaching Resources: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/outreach/k14Educators.aspx
  •  Book Resources:  http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/outreach/bookresources.aspx 


Latin American and Caribbean Resources


Summer 2013 Teachers Professional Development 

Building Bridges: 



* Professional Development Teachers Workshop earn up to 7 CPDU credit hours.

For more information, contact Alejandra S-Seufferheld, amsseu@illinois.edu or 217-244-2790.


ISI 2013- Global Citizens, Global Education, Global Competency: Global Context in the Classroom

Wednesday, June 12 – Saturday, June 15, 2013

What 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
Register  http://go.cgs.illinois.edu/ISI2013

For more information, contact Karen Hewitt, khewitt@illinois.edu 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.

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