Latin American Educator's Workshop

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ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-17 Professional Development Teachers Workshops
The Poetry and Movement of Tango: A Window to Southern Latin America

Program 2017

June 5-9, 2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus

Professional Development Workshop directed to Middle School, High School and Community College Educators, and Librarians. Illinois K-12 educators are elegible to receive ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH). Others are elegible to receive General University Continuing Education units (CEU).


- Contact hours: 36 total hours, Monday to Thursday: 8 hours, Friday: 4 hours contact
- Discussion of the three aspects of the Tango: the music, the dance, and the lyrics, in the context of the sociohistorical developments in the River Plate area between 1880 and 1955
- Materials are created by our instructor
- Activities supported with authentic aural/written/visual materials (lyrics, music, films, etc.)
- Daily extracurricular cultural activities
- Opportunity for participants to share, make revisions to their own materials, and/or create new materials to be shared by all
- Some knowledge of Latin America is desirable but not required
- Enrollment limited to 30 participants
- Full-Day Workshop
- University Dorm residence available for out of town (Urbana-Champaign) participants


- Film with Discussion
- Lecture by Visiting Scholar focused on history of the region
- Tango Dance Instruction
- Final Reception


- Learn about the artistic and cultural diversity in a region of Latin America
- Acquire basic understanding of the cultural and social underpinnings of Tango
- Produce course materials that use music, song lyrics as a way to talk about the social history of Latin America
- All participants will receive a copy of the materials used in the workshop


- Electronic Registration Form: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5950725
- Registration Fee: $75.00
- Registration opens: February 23, 2017
- Deadline: May 1, 2017