K-12 Educator Events

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LACIS K-16 Educator Events/Workshops


March 10th, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m. (CST): Virtual Guided Tour of Mexico City: “Mexico City Was on a Lake?”

LACIS has arranged to have a virtual guided tour of Mexico City for teachers, families, and others who may be interested in learning more about the history, geography, and rich cultural heritage of Mexico City!

This is a FREE event and open to any of our LACIS and LAASEN partners and friends. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to other teachers you think may benefit from this experience.

To learn more about this event, please complete THIS form.

Other Universities/Colleges K-16 Educator Events/Workshops

“Teaching Central America: Summer 2021 Institute for K-12 Educators” – from Tulane University

June 14th-June 25th | Online | 4-7 p.m. CST; synchronous


Latin American Children’s Book Creators Series

Multiple dates between June 24th and August 24th

CLACS Summer Teacher Institute: “Under-Reported Stories from Latin America”

June 28th-30th

Telling Digital Stories about the Americas: Bringing Digital Humanities into your Classroom

August 2nd-4th


CLACS K-12 Series: Reconsidering, Reorganizing and Re-structuring your Instruction: Lessons Learned / Reconsiderando, reorganizando, y re estructurando la forma de enseñar: lecciones aprendidas durante la pandemia

Thursday, April 15th, 5:00- 6:00 pm (CDT)

Zoom webinar. Registration required: https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bL6Yw1Q-SQS2mltRclEKhg


Dr. Nancy Latham, Executive Director of the Council of Teacher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For more information, please visit: https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/863/33403919

CLACS K-14 Series: Central American Migration / Entendiendo las causas de la migración Centroamericana

Saturday, April 3rd, 10:00- 11:30 am (CDT)

Zoom webinar. Registration required: https://illinois.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3QaqJ6pxTeGLvOSnaPAsTA


Dr Ellen Moodie, Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Security and Violence in El Salvador: Behind Migration” / “Seguridad y violencia en El Salvador: causas de la migración”

Dr. Jon Horne Carter, Professor of Anthropology, Appalachian State University

“Legacies of Organized Crime: US Imperialism and Forced Migration in Honduras” / “Legados del crimen organizado: imperialismo estadounidense y migración forzada en Honduras”

For more information, please visit: https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/863/33403922

Virtual Institute for K-8 Educators: UN Sustainable Development Goals

April 5-May 3

This online institute, run synchronously and asynchronously, aims to enhance K-8 teachers’ global competence so that they can create meaningful and high-impact global learning opportunities for their students. Through a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, participants will explore how today’s pressing global challenges are experienced in local communities around the world. Teachers will build knowledge and skills to infuse their classrooms with global content and perspectives, fostering student-led, project-based, standards-aligned teaching and learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://global.indiana.edu/global-learning/workshops.html

The Sidewalk School with Felicia Rangel-Samponaro (founder and director)

March 2, 2021, 4:30-5:30 pm Central

The Sidewalk School exists to provide quality education to migrant children who would go without as they experience displacement at the U.S.-Mexico border. Initially developed for the Matamoros Tent City, The Sidewalk School now operates in six Mexican cities. The teachers, themselves migrants, create lesson plans, teach classes, and provide support to students who are in need.

Via Zoom: please register in advance at: https://uwm-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-2spzkqE9yH2XtjOKNph9v-A8jt-CGT

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Institute of World Affairs/Center for International Education (CIE), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. CLACS and CIE are Title VI National Resource Centers with funding from the U.S. Department of Education