LACIS

Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

Past Opportunities for Teachers


"Exploring Global Stories Locally: Children's Literature, Migration, Histories, and Wisconsin Experiences"

 

Saturday, June 27th

 

8:30-6:00

 

Fall Creek School District, Auditorium, 336 E. Hoover Ave., Fall Creek, WI 

 

Registration deadline is June 17, 2015! So register today!

The Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC) along with the College of Education and Human Sciences at UW-Eau Claire will be hosting an all-day workshop for K-16 educators, pre-service teachers, school and public librarians, and children’s literature enthusiasts with an aim to internationalize statewide reading materials through the classroom and public libraries. The theme of the one-day workshop is exploring global stories at the local level. The workshop will include presentations by faculty members from UW Systems, other scholars, and community members, on the history of migration into northern Wisconsin of the Polish, Hmong, Mexican, Norwegian and other immigrant groups. Award-winning author Karen Lynn Williams will offer the keynote presentation on her stories, and teacher resources. The goal of the workshop is to provide educators with practical information about the background of some of the children and families with whom they interact in schools and libraries, and to incorporate this knowledge into their lessons and library programs. 

Workshop cost: $40 fee will include the choice of one book, breaks and lunch at the workshop. $25 fee for pre-service teachers.

Register online today! Go to:

http://www.uwec.edu/CE/programs/education/index.htm

Credit option: 1-Graduate credit will be available through the College of Education and Human Sciences at UW-Eau Claire.

For more information about this workshop contact: Rachel Weiss rweiss@wisc.edu , or Jill Prushiek prushijt@uwec.edu

Sponsored by Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium, and UW-Eau Claire, College of Education and Human Sciences


 

 

CLACS Summer Teacher Institute

Essential Themes in Latin American History for Teaching World History

July 6th-8th, 2015

UW-Milwaukee

Application Deadline is May 30th, 2015

 

This summer institute introduces high school educators to important content about Latin America’s significance in World History. The program explores innovative sources and approaches that scholars are using to engage students in learning about the region and its integration into a larger world system. The institute will largely focus on three eras: Latin America before the Europeans, Latin America’s Integration into the World Economy and the Struggle for Democracy and Human Rights.

 

Cost:  $75 in-service teachers / $25 Education students (includes continental breakfasts, lunches, and materials)

 

Dorm housing is available for $55/night.

 

1-3 graduate credits (History) available for additional cost through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (will require subsequent online discussion and curriculum development work).  To request full informational and registration packets please contact the Credit Outreach office at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,contined@uww.edu or (800) 621-5376.

 

Institute application available at clacs.uwm.edu

 

For more information, contact:  Julie Kline (jkline@uwm.edu or 414-229-5986)

 

A collaboration between UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).   CLACS and LACIS are a consortial Title VI National Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  


Travel to Belize and Tikal (Guatemala) in July 2015!

Priority Application Deadline is April 15th.

 

The Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico, and The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago are excited to announce a summer 2015 educator travel opportunity to Belize and Tikal (Guatemala)! We are working with GEEO which is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting as many teachers as possible to travel abroad and then share their experiences with their students upon their return to the classroom.

 

Follow in the footsteps of Mayan warriors to lost cities cloaked in jungle mists. This adventure offers an intriguing mix of ruins, beaches, wildlife and the rich cultures of Belize and Guatemala. It's a perfect blend of activity and relaxation—spend three days canoeing deep in the jungle and snorkeling the crystal-clear turquoise-blue waters before easing into the laid-back Belizean lifestyle while relaxing on the beach.

In addition to the local guides arranged by GEEO, you will be accompanied by an academic representative from one of these institutions who will help you process the experience for your classroom. Participants can earn 3 graduate credits while traveling with GEEO.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is offering up to four $500 professional development awards for teachers this spring/summer. Applications for these funds are due by March 13th. Please click HERE for more information.

This trip is open to:

  • K-12 teachers
  • Pre-service teachers
  • Post-secondary educators including community college instructors

 

Dates: July 12th to July 26th, 2015

Cost: $1804.00 per/person 

What's Included in the Cost?

  • Tikal guided tour. Jungle canoe trip (3-day, fully guided). Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Belize Barrier Reef snorkeling trip (full-day). Caye Caulker stay. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • G Adventures tour leader throughout, local guides.

  • Public bus, private van, canoe, water taxi.

  • Hotels (13 nts), basic lodging (2 nts, multi-share).

  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD 300-400 for meals not included.)

What's Not Included in the Cost?

  • International Airfare.

  • Insurance.

  • Incidental expenses.

  • Applicable visas.

  • Tips/Gratuities.
  • Beverages.
  • Meals not mentioned above.
  • Optional tours/admissions.

  • Airport Taxis.

    Learn more HERE.

    Also, please feel free to contact Sarah Ripp, LACIS' Outreach Coordinator, with any questions: 608-444-3725 or skripp@wisc.edu

 


Remembrance Celebration and Community Altar Project (Fall 2014)

 

A Community Art Project Remembrance and Celebration will be an exhibit of over 100 personal altars made by members of the Madison community. This exhibition is inspired by altar making traditions in Mexico for Day of the Dead but community and personal altars of remembrance are created all over the world. As a participant in theexhibition, you are invited to use your box to create an altar in whatever way feels most meaningful to you. You can draw from a specific tradition or create something completely expressive. Finished altars will be displayed for the duration of the exhibition.

K-12 Educators are encouraged to sign up and work with their students on an altar.

 

After August 18, 2014 altar boxes will be available at the Edgewood College Art Gallery. Register to participate HERE.

This program is co-sponsored by Edgewood College, LACIS and the Madison Children's Museum.


2013 WIOC Summer Teacher Workshop: "Women & Democracy Around the World"

 

August 14-16, 2013

 

This workshop takes as its starting point the question of the changing roles of women in democracies and democratic movements around the world. Over the past few decades the growing visibility of women on the political stage, as well as the increasing participation of women in the democratic process and in democratic movements has led to a considerable change in how women’s issues, rights and roles are voiced and represented globally. Join faculty and graduate students from UW-Madison and the Madison community to learn about and discus the current stage of women and democracy around the world. Workshop themes include: leadership and participation, economic empowerment, human rights, democratization, women’s representation, violence, peace and security.

 

For more information: https://www.wioc.wisc.edu/events/2013-Women/wd2013.html

 

Register online (required): http://intl-institute.wisc.edu/payment/wd2013/

 

Contact: Nancy Heingartner, CREECA Outreach Coordinator, 608-265-6298, outreach@creeca.wisc.edu

 


 

2013 Summer Teacher Institute: "Indigenous Movements in Contemporary Latin America"

 

July 10-12, 2013

 


In the past three decades, Indigenous peoples have been organizing in new and effective ways to
counter their traditional exclusion in Latin American societies. These movements have sought land
rights, protection of natural resources and the environment, cultural recognition and political rights.
Many of the Indigenous peoples’ demands have become part of international human rights agreements
and integrated into new constitutions of several Latin American nations. This summer institute will
examine a variety of contemporary Indigenous movements with a particular focus on themes and
materials about the topic that lend themselves to inclusion in Spanish language and global studies
courses.

 

For more information: http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/workshops/2013/2013_institute_announcement.pdf

 

Contact: Julie Kline, 414-229-5986, jkline@uwm.edu


 

Teacher Institute (PIER and CLAIS, Yale University, in collaboration with the Yale Peabody Museum): Indigenous Cultures of the Americas and their Response to European Contact Across Time


 

July 8-12, 2013

 

Location: New Haven, CT


 

The summer institute will focus on a number of indigenous American cultures in the context of the
extensive exchange of goods and ideas that took place with the European settlers. We’ll also explore the
contemporary lives of indigenous peoples in the Americas, and consider the relationship of indigenous
Americans today to those of the past. Our institute will feature first-hand explorations of Yale Peabody
Museum collections, participation in seminars led by world-class scholars, and in-depth exchanges on
select indigenous ethnic and tribal peoples, while offering practical tools to assist teachers in developing
innovative approaches and resources for effective classroom teaching.


 

Contact: Margaret Marcotte, 203-432-3412, margaret.marcotte@yale.edu

 

For more information: http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/pier/institutes.htm

 


 

Online Course (UW-Milwaukee): Using Children’s Literature to Explore Latin American/Latino Cultural Heritage


 

June 24-July 20, 2013

 

This course will focus primarily on children’s books that have been recommended by the Américas
Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin
American Studies Programs (CLASP). When read and explored as a body, together with supplemental
readings/resources, Américas Award titles offer a unique resource with which to explore Latin America,
Caribbean, and U.S. Latino cultures in all their diversity.


Contact: Julie Kline, 414.229.5986, jkline@uwm.edu

For more information: http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/outreach/index.cfm

 


 

 

Teacher Institute (University of Florida): Discovering Ecosystems

 

June 16-23, 2013

 


Location: Belize

 


The Rainforest is YOUR Classroom! Shake up your professional development experience with the
ultimate HANDS-ON learning experience in the rainforests of BELIZE! The UF Center for Latin American
 Studies Outreach Program is partnering with the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental
 Education (BFREE). The institute is designed for and open to teachers and pre-service teachers of all
 disciplines and grade levels. We will be encouraging interdisciplinary connections in this program.
 Some scholarships will be available.


 

Contact: Mary Risner, 352.273.4723, maryr@ufl.edu

 

For more information: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/Outreach/teacher_institute_belize.stm


 

Teacher Institute (Hemispheres outreach consortium, University of Texas): Untangling World History


 

June 11-14, 2013

 

Location: Austin, TX


 

Hemispheres has been hearing from educator professionals with questions about the new State of Texas
 Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam in World History. This year's Summer Teachers'
 Institute will focus extensively on the World History TEKS, with the intent of helping you gain the
 background knowledge you need to prepare your students for the rigors of the STAAR exam. The core
 of the workshop will consist of content presentations from scholars at the University of Texas on a
 myriad of state- and national standards-accessible topics in World History. Discussion sessions will focus
 on trends in history, covering key concepts, and "bundling" content and skills standards to help you
cover topics efficiently in the classroom. Daily wrap-up exercises will involve working with
 primary source documents concerning the content presented that day to turn them into Document-
Based Question (DBQ) activities to use with your students. You'll leave with content, resources, primary
documents, and a new outlook and enthusiasm for teaching world history!


 

Contact: Christopher Rose, 512.471.3582, csrose@austin.utexas.edu

 

For more information: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/hemispheres/events/26133


 

Teacher Institute (Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, University of Georgia): Exploring Brazil: A Window into the Language and Culture of a Country on the Rise

 

June 9-13, 2013

 


Location: Athens, GA

 


K-12 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply. The goal of this institute is to 
encourage and promote the teaching of Portuguese and the culture of Brazil through film, literature,
 service learning, and technology in any K-12 classroom. During the week, educators will work in teams
 to develop interdisciplinary units that address applicable state learning standards. Educators may 
receive a certificate of completion for 40 hours of professional development if desired. Participants in
 this institute may have the opportunity to take their experience further by travelling to Brazil in the
 summer of 2014 on a specialized curriculum development institute.


 

Contact: Denise Woltering , 504.862.3143, dwolteri@tulane.edu

 

Kathleen Schmaltz, 706.583.0388, schmaltz@uga.edu

 

Claire Gonzalez, 615.343.1837, claire.p.gonzalez@vanderbilt.edu

For more information: http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/articles/detail/1165/Brazilian-Culture-and...


2012 Summer Teacher Institute: The Politics of Motherhood in Latin America

 

View the poster

  

July 11-13, 2012

UW-Milwaukee

 

Motherhood is generally viewed as a conservative institution in Latin American society with mother’s lives centered on the private world of child rearing and self-sacrifice for their families.   This Institute explores the public dimension of motherhood in Latin America, examining efforts to shape mothers’ lives and demands by mothers to participate as mothers in their nation’s politics and economic development. Topics include micro-lending programs for women, reproduction and welfare policies and how indigenous mothers’ handicraft production both challenges and reinforces gender stereotypes.  Faculty Coordinator:  (Professor Seth Meisel, History, UW-Whitewater).

 

Presenters include  Dr. Jadwiga Pieper Mooney (History, University of Arizona), Dr. Carol Hendrickson Anthropology, Marlboro College)and Dr. Natasha Borges Sugiyama (Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee)

 

Cost:  $95 (includes continental breakfasts, lunches, and materials)

 

1-3 graduate credits (History) available for additional cost through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (will require subsequent online discussion and curriculum development work).  To request full informational and registration packets please contact the Credit Outreach office at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, contined@uww.edu or (800) 621-5376.

 

Institute application available at clacs.uwm.edu

 

(Application deadline:  May 18, 2012)

 

For more information, contact:  Julie Kline (jkline@uwm.edu or 414-229-5986)

 

A collaboration between UW-WhitewaterUW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS)and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).   CLACS and LACIS are a consortial Title VI National Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. 


 

Exploring Humanitarian Law: Preserving Human Rights & Dignity in Conflict Educator's Workshop (June 18-21, 2012)

 

http://global.wisc.edu/ehl/

 

Global Studies at UW-Madison, in collaboration with the American Red Cross - together with partners from the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC), and the Universities of Illinois, North Carolina, and Washington - is offering a three and a half day workshop geared to middle school, high school, and technical college educators interested in bringing humanitarian law issues & resources into their classrooms and lectures.

 

The workshop is built around the Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum developed by the American Red Cross (http://ehl.redcross.org/). In addition to trained Red Cross staff guiding an in-depth, hands-on exploration of the curriculum, the workshop will also include presentations by scholars, educators, and practitioners from communities around the state.

 

Participants have the option of taking the workshop for one (1) UW-Madison graduate credit if they wish.

 

Online registration is currently open at http://global.wisc.edu/ehl/register.htm. The registration fee is $150 and includes a full printed curriculum, housing for those who require accommodation (parking for those commuting from the Madison area), a working dinner during the workshop, all fees for those choosing to take the workshop for optional credit, and more!!

 

For additional details, visit the website http://global.wisc.edu/ehl/ or contact Mark Lilleleht, Outreach Coordinator, Global Studies, by email outreach@global.wisc.edu or phone 608.265.6070.

 

LACIS is pleased to provide co-sponsorship for this event.


 

10th Annual International Children's and Young Adult Literature Celebration

 

November 2011, Memorial Union

 

Featuring Award-winning Authors:


Atinuke (via Skype)
Kathleen Horning
Anne Pellowski
Mitali Perkins

 

This year marks the tenth annual celebration, which brings together award-winning authors whose literature spans the globe, with dedicated educators, librarians, students and children’s literature enthusiasts who gain insight into new cultures and histories from around the world. In the full-day workshop each author will present on their writing and discuss the stories that they have written and highlight cultural nuances and universal themes.

 

To highlight the 10th year milestone we welcome past and present participants to share the impact of this celebration in their classrooms, libraries, and in their lives. How? Send us your photos, lesson plans, book reviews, articles or any other examples of how you internationalized reading in your world! We will post these online and in a poster session at the event.

 

The Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC) sponsors this annual event in observance of International Education Week. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

More information & Registration
 

 

Teacher Workshops, Summer 2011:

 

June 27-July 23, 2011


Online Course (UW-Milwaukee, 3 credits)
Using Children's Literature to Explore Latin American/Latino Cultural Heritage
Contact: Julie Kline, jkline@uwm.edu
Description

July 6-July 8, 2011


Teacher institute (UW-Milwaukee)
The New Left in Latin America
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Contact: Julie Kline, jkline@uwm.edu
Description
Application

 

US-Mexico Interdependent Film Series: "Indocumentales/Undocumentaries"

 

Wednesday, October 20th to Wednesday, November 17th, 2011

5:00 p.m.

 

Memorial Library Commons (Room 460)

 

Please click here for a flyer.

 

Films to be screened:

 

  • Farmingville
  • Al Otro Lado
  • Which Way Home
  • Mi Vida Dentro/My Life Inside
  • Los Que Se Quedan/Those Who Remain

 

Indocumentales/Undocumentaries is a collaborative series of documentary film screenings and dialogues, co-presented by the organization “what moves you?”, Cinema Tropical, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. Designed to inform, inspire, and enable an open exchange of views on some of today’s pressing immigration-related issues, in addition to showcasing documentary feature films by directors from both sides of the border, each screening is followed by an informal interactive discussion with special guests of diverse backgrounds, sectors and experience. The Indocumentales on-line resource packet will expand to include new inputs that add to our understanding of the issues, and help connect individuals and organizations working to address them. Indocumentales and LACIS do not endorse a political position on the issues discussed.

 

Check out the website and blog:<www.indocumentales.com< span="">

 

This film series is FREE and open to the Public.

 

Co-sponsored by the UW Library, in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University (NYU-CLACS), Cinema Tropical and What Moves You?

 

Please note that this film series will be accompanied by the exhibit at Memorial Library: "Beyond the Threshold" Migration Between Mexico and USA (1810-2010)/

 

Más Allá del Umbral: Migración entre México y E.U.A. (1810-2010) (Circulation Desk area). Please visit the exhibit.


 

Study Abroad for Teachers: "Mexico: Air Pollution and Ancient Cultures"

 

This summer course will be run expressly for K-12 teachers and for interested School of Education (pre-service) teachers. The program will build in opportunities for participants to discuss and develop curriculum activities to incorporate the experience into their classroom teaching. The course will be offered in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Center for International Education (CIE), as a facet of their K-16 educational outreach programming. Course Objectives. Participants will:

 

  • visit some of the world's most important and spectacular archaeological sites;
  • become familiar with the cultural history of several ancient Mesoamerican civilizations;
  • develop an understanding of the complex relationships between meteorology, air pollution, and cultural heritage;
  • design curriculum activities to incorporate the course concepts into their own classroom teaching;
  • develop an awareness of the difficulties in preserving cultural heritage sites in developing countries.

 

WHEN: In Milwaukee: July 25-26, 2011 In Mexico: July 27-August 6, 2011 (tentative dates) Faculty Directors: Professor Jon Kahl, Atmospheric Sciences Rolando Olivas, Graduate Assistant Locations tentatively include: Mexico City, Papantla, Oaxaca, Palenque Application deadline: March 1, 2011 Estimated Cost: $3660 - $4485 Program fees are based on a realistic estimate of participants. Fees may change based on final enrollment and exchange rate fluctuation. Cost includes support for a UWM faculty member, academic costs, international airfare, in-country transportation, accommodation, excursions, some group meals, and health insurance. Cost does not include personal spending money, most meals, or trip/travel insurance. Fee differentials apply for non-WI residents and graduate students. Please contact Julie Kline in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee at jkline@uwm.edu or 414-229-5986.

 


 

Professional Development Course for Teachers "Folk and Fairy Tales from around the World"

 

  • WHEN: Feb. 15, Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, 2011, 4:15-6:15 pm.
  • WHERE: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, UW-Madison campus
  • COST: $25 registration fee + $45.75 in segregated fees (required by university)
  • REGISTRATION: Please visit http://www.wioc.wisc.edu/store2/2011.htm in order to pay by credit card

 

The Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium, WIOC, is pleased to be offering a ten-hour professional development course entitled, "Folk and Fairy Tales from around the World" in Spring 2011. The course will meet for two hours each on five consecutive Tuesdays starting on February 15th and ending on March 15th. The first meeting will provide an overview of international folk and fairy tales by an expert in international folk literature. Each of the following weeks will be dedicated to the folk and fairy tales of East Asia, Europe, South Asia, or Russia. UW-Madison faculty, graduate students, and staff will provide lectures and lead discussions. A final project, consisting of a class-ready lesson plan, will be due at the end of the course. Participants will earn one (1) UW-Madison graduate credit for successful completion of this course.


 

2010 International Children's Literature Conference

 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

 

8:30am – 5:00pm

 

325/326 Pyle Center, UW Madison

 

"Open a Door... Open a Book...Open your Mind to the World" is an annual workshop for educators, librarians, students and children’s literature enthusiasts, with an aim to internationalize statewide reading curriculum. The all-day celebration will feature award-winning authors: LACIS is pleased to offer co-sponsorship for author Laura Resau. In her presentaton, "Crossing Borders", author Laura Resau will speak about the inspiration for her critically acclaimed novels Red Glass, What the Moon Saw, and Star in the Forest. In writing these books, she drew on her experiences as a teacher and anthropologist in southern Mexico, her travels in Central America, and her friendships with immigrants and refugees in Arizona and Colorado. During her presentation, you'll see photos of people and places who inspired the characters and settings of her books, and hear personal stories about issues faced by immigrants, refugees, and indigenous people. Laura Resau is the author of The Indigo Notebook, Red Glass, What the Moon Saw, Star in the Forest, The Ruby Notebook, The Queen of Water (Spring 2011), The Jade Notebook (Spring 2012). http://www.lauraresau.com.  You can see the entire line up of authors who will be participating here: http://www.wioc.wisc.edu/childlit/2010/authors.htm#resau.  This event is being sponsored by WIOC (WI Outreach Consortium) of which LACIS is a member: http://www.wioc.wisc.edu/.

 
 

2010 Summer Teacher Institute...Americanos: Spanish Americans in the Age of Democratic Revolution, 1808-1822 -- Application Deadline Extended to June 15th!

 

July 6-8, 2010 

 

UW-Milwaukee From 1810-1825, Spain’s American empire collapsed as former colonial subjects won their freedom through warfare and by embracing new political ideals. This Institute, in recognition of the Bicentennial year of the beginning of the Independence Era, will feature leading scholars of the period to help interpret this turbulent period. Sessions will focus on the place of the Spanish American wars of Independence in World History, the role of women, peasants and Afro-Latin Americans in creating the new nations, and the enduring impact of the revolutionary generation for Latin Americans today. Presenters will also offer examples of a variety of teaching materials to bring these themes into the classroom. Cost: $95 (includes continental breakfasts, lunches, and materials) Dorm housing available ($50/night) 1-3 graduate credits (History) available for additional cost through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (will require subsequent online discussion and curriculum development work). To request full informational and registration packets please contact the Credit Outreach office at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,contined@uww.edu or (800) 621-5376. An Institute application is available athttp://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/workshops/2010/wssmr10.cfm. (Application deadline: June 15, 2010) For more information, contact: Julie Kline (jkline@uwm.edu or 414-229-5986) A collaboration between UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). CLACS and LACIS are a consortial Title VI National Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Listen & Learn: Traditional Mexican Music Featuring Sones de Mexico*

 

Panel discussion on Traditional Mexican Music with Sones de Mexico

 

Please click here for a flyer of the event.

 

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

 

6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

The University Club, Main Dining Room, 803 State Street

 

Panel Participants:

 

  • Juan Dies and other members of Sones de México
  • Raquel González Paraíso, PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology
  • Jorge F. Rodriguez, Ph.D student in Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education; David Alvarado, and other members of Son Mudanza— a Madison-based Mexican music group

 

*Professional Advancement Course (PAC) credits available for Madison School District teachers. Please contact Julie Palkowski with questions (608-663-5227).

 

FREE and Open to the Public

 

Sponsored by LACIS, the Overture Center and the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission.

 

Sones de Mexico will also be performing at the Overture Center this same week...Sones de México bring what the Chicago Reader calls “a dazzling array of Mexican folk-music forms with a preservationist’s care, bursting with energy.” In their own thoroughly modern way, they’ll transport you to a dusty village fandango to an urban barrio and back again.

 

2010 Great Lakes Regional Conference: "Today's Students, Tomorrow's Global Citizens"

FREE and Open to the Public
Please click here for a flyer of the event.

 

As part of its membership in the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC), LACIS is pleased to again provide co-sponsorship for the upcoming Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies/International Education Conference

 

March 15th & 16th, 2010

 

Madison Marriott West Hotel

 

Register NOW for the 2009 Wisconsin Council for Social Studies & International Education Conference on Monday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 16 at the Madison Marriott West Hotel in Middleton. Register in advance or onsite for one or two days. Registration includes 100+ great breakout sessions, exhibits, plated lunches, and free parking, and three renowned keynoters. Don’t miss Patty Loew, TV host of "In Wisconsin" and producer of the PBS film "Way of the Warrior," speaking on "Native Americans and Cultural Insensitivity;" Craig Kielburger, founder of "Free The Children" and syndicated columnist, speaking on "How to Nurture Children Who Care and Contribute;" and Robert Norrell, Tennessee Professor, author of Up from History (Booker T. Washington) and Reaping the Whirlwind(Civil Rights Movement), speaking on "Rehabilitating Booker T. Washington's Reputation." A Sunday evening (March 14) reception featuring a "Brazil Night" cultural event ranging from Amazon's Indigenous Tribes to the Glitter of the World Stage focusing on dance (samba), music (capoiera), sport (futbol), film and discussion. Regular registration is as low as $95 (students $30) for one day. Sponsors include the WCSS, WEAC, UW-Madison School of Education, International Institute, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA), and the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC). Information and registration online -http://education.wisc.edu/elpa/conferences/iec/em