K-12 Educator Events

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LACIS K-16 Educator Events/Workshops - UPDATED May 2024!

WIRC K-12 Educator Workshop: “Climate Optimism – Finding Creative Solutions and Making Positive Impacts”

June 28, 2024; 9-4 (VIRTUAL)

Join us for a virtual workshop, Climate Optimism – Finding Creative Solutions and Making Positive Impacts. This K-12 workshop is designed to provide educators with new ideas and approaches to teaching topics around climate change, enabling more optimistic approaches in the classroom. Featured speakers bring international, regional, and local expertise to our exchange, with the goal of providing attendees with practical classroom activities, tangible examples of success, ideas to expand your toolkit for climate-based activities, ideas for community efforts and building local networks, and suggestions for incorporating climate optimism outside of the science classroom.

Registered attendees will receive a mailing with books and other materials. A registration fee of $10 is requested to cover shipping costs.


CLACS/LACIS Summer Teacher Institute:Asian Diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean”

Location:  UW-Milwaukee (in-person)

July 22-24, 2024

This summer institute examines Asian migration to Latin America and the Caribbean since the mid-19th century, the experience of their descendants as well the emergence of more recent Asian communities in the region.  Presentations will explore the transnational labor demands which gave rise to significant Asian diaspora communities in Peru, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico, the challenges of discrimination and anti-Asian violence and the resilience of these communities in enduring and adapting. The institute also considers late 20th century and contemporary Asian immigrant experiences as well as teaching resources appropriate for world history and Spanish language classrooms.

Cost:      $90 in-service teachers/$30 Education students (includes breakfasts, lunches).  Dorm housing: $120/night single or $60/night shared.

Application deadline:  May 24, 2024.  For more information, contact:  Julie Kline (jkline@uwm.edu or 414-229-5986).


A collaboration between the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the Florida International University (FIU) Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.  CLACS, LACIS and FIU are Title VI National Resource Centers, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.