At the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) our mission is to increase knowledge and awareness of Latin America and the Caribbean in the educational community and the general public by promoting language and area studies in their broadest sense.
Outreach at CLACS is a service-oriented program funded through a Title VI Federal Area Studies grant. It is designed to increase public knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean and Latin American and Caribbean peoples and cultures. All our services are free!
CLACS organizes and sponsors Outreach events for the University students, faculty and staff; K-14 students, educators and librarians; and programs for the Community.
- CLACS K-12 EDUCATORS Outreach
- CLACS Teachers Book Club
- CLACS CHILDREN Outreach
- CLACS COMMUNITY Outreach
- CLACS slideshow pictures
For more information, please contact CLACS Outreach Coordinator, Alejandra Seufferheld at (217) 244-2790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 LATIN AMERICAN TEACHERS WORKSHOP
SATURDAY MARCH 31, 2012
8:30 AM- 3:30 PM
LUCY ELLIS LOUNGE
707 South Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
- Offered to K-14 School Educators, Teachers and Librarians.
- Professional Development Teachers' Workshop provide up to 7 CPDU credit hours.
Registration cost: $ 25.00. This cost includes lunch and materials.
AGENDA: 2012 Latin American Teachers Workshop
- Anna Maria Escobar, Spanish, Italian and Portugese Department, University of Illinois
- Ann Abbott. Spanish & Illinois, Spanish, Italian and Portugese Department, University of Illinois
- Wail S. Hassan, Comparative and World Literature, University of Illinois
- Claudia Fradkin, Garden Hills Elementary School, Champaign Unit 4 School District
- As part of the 2012 LATW, we will visit the Exposition "Caritas: The Immigrant, the Word, and Life" at the UI YMCA
If you have any questions, please contact: Alejandra Seufferheld <email@example.com>, tel. (217)244-2790.
2011 Latin American Teachers Workshop. April 16, 2011
2010 Latin American Teachers Workshop. April 24, 2010
2009 Latin American Teachers Workshop. April 18, 2009
Building Bridges: The Diversity of the Latin American Culture
2009 Latin American Teachers Workshop pictures.
TEACHING RESOURCES. K-12 Web based Teaching Resources curriculum-related materials on its outreach Web pages as a means of facilitating access to curriculum resources and research materials on Latin America and the Caribbean.
SPEAKERS BUREAU for presentations in schools on Latin American topics.
OUTREACH LIBRARY for k-14 teachers and instructors.
Publishes several Curriculum development workbooks including: Columbus: Beyond the Myth, A Teacher's Workbook on Tropical Rain Forests, and Historia Oral: The Latina/o Experience in the United States.
PARTICIPATION AT SHOOL FAIRS/ FESTIVALS
The Spanish Story Time haven been organized by CLACS & the Urbana Free Library since 2006. The event is for children and their parents and consists of storytelling, live music and art. It is presented bilingually in Spanish/English, the second Saturday of February, March, April ; June ; September, October, November, December from 2:30 to 3:30 PM.
"Spanish Story Time" pictures, click here.
The goal of Library Spanish Time is to encourage elementary school students to discover literature, enjoy reading and at the same time learn about Latin American culture.
In this project, school teachers and librarians bring the children to the Library for bilingual (Spanish/English) storytelling and music.
"Schoo-to-Library Spanish Time" pictures, click here.
"Tales in the Theater and Theater in the Tales"
"Tales in the Theater and Theater in the Tales": a Theater Workshop for Middle School Students. March 7, 2009
The students will have the opportunity to learn a story, choose a character and represent it the same day.
"Tales on the Theater" pictures, click here.
Bilingual presentations (Spanish/English) to the Community on various topics related to Latin America.
2009-2011 Realidades/ Realities about ....
- How to Prepare our Children for College/ University Admission
- Nutrition and Budgeting, Family Nutrition
- Oral Health
- Cancer Prevention
- Influenza H1N1
- Passport to Argentina
CLACS Organizes the Latin American Lecture Series, a weekly series of noon seminars in which faculty, students, and visiting scholars present current research and speak on topics of special interest. Additionally, the Center sponsors many cultural events, such as Latin American music and dance ensembles, and art exhibitions.
- CLACS this Week, an online weekly Calendar of Events.
If you want to receive CLACS weekly bulletin with announcements on lectures, workshops, films and activities related to Latin America and the Caribbean please, contact the Associate Director, Angelina Cotler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correo de Linguistica Andina,an annual newsletter on Quechua instruction
CLACS Colaborates with the Illinois International Review, the University of Illinois
Additionally, the CLACS sponsors many cultural events, such as Latin American music and dance ensembles, and art exhibitions.