Latin American Educator's Workshop

Spring 2019 Professional Development K-12 Teachers Workshop

latw_CarnivalCelebrating Latin American Carnivals!


  • Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
  • 4:30 - 6:30 PM
  • 1080 Foreign Languages Building, UIUC
  • Registration





Kasia Szremski, CLACS Associate Director

4:35- 4:45

CLACS Introduction (video): History, meaning, culture, traditions

CLACS video: Celebrating Latin American Carnivals

4:45- 5:00

Resources for Teachers: Carnival and cultural celebrations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Antonio Sotomayor, Latin American Library

5:00- 5:20

Carnival celebrations  in Brazil

Raquel Goebel, Spanish and Portuguese Department


Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival festival

Hayden Neville Noel, Business Administration

5:40- 6:00

Carnival in the Andes

Carlos Molina-Vital, Quechua Instructor

6:00- 6:25

Art workshop: making a Carnival Mask

Kim Sheahan, Spurlock Museum








Summer 2018 Latin American Studies Educators' Workshop

"Modern Andean Points of View: The Andes and Their People"
Program 2018

June 4-8, 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus

This professional development workshop primarily for K-12 and Community College educators, and librarians. K-12 educators in Illinois are elegible to receive ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH). Others are elegible to receive General University Continuing Education units (CEU).

DEADLINE: Friday, May 25, 2018

- One-week workshop directed at K-12 and Community College Educators, and Librarians interested in Latin American Studies
- 6-hours of daily contact (30 hours total)
- Introduction to Andean populations, cul-tures, ecologies, and economic growth.
- Materials created by our instructors
- Activities supported with authentic aural/visual materials (music, films, YouTube videos, etc.)
- 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.
- Day-Workshop: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

- Guided visit to the Spurlock and/or Krannert Art Museums (important Andean and Amazonean collections)

- Learn about the linguistic and culturaldiversity in Latin America
- Acquire basic understanding of theIndigenous and Afro-Hispanicpopulations and cultures
- Produce course materials to be madeavailable in the CLACS- website. Allparticipants will receive a copy of thesematerials.

- Electronic Registration Form: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/3114226
- Registration Fee: $75.00 (includes snacks and materials)
- Housing: University Dorms can be provided only to out of town participants at no extra cost (double occupancy only).



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