K-12 Educator Events

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LACIS K-16 Educator Events/Workshops

EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY! (Application deadline: June 24th)

America and World Fascism from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond

LACIS is pleased to offer scholarships for qualified educators who wish to attend this workshop. Scholarships are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 10 applicants.
Learn more about the course HERE.
Apply for the scholarship HERE.

2021 CLACS Summer Teacher Institute

Underreported News Stories from Latin America

Please join Pulitzer Center and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for an engaging webinar and workshop series Monday, June 28-Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (9am-12noon CDT) that will introduce techniques for integrating journalism about Latin American, media literacy skills, and global competency skills into the curriculum. Led by education staff and journalist-grantees from the Pulitzer Center, this virtual Institute will include presentations by award-winning journalists Ana Maria Arevalo GosenAnita Pouchard Serra, and Valentina Oropeza. The Institute is also designed to give participants the opportunity to collectively explore ways to use journalism to teach communication and critical thinking skills, and to analyze how other instructors have employed Pulitzer resources to support their curricula and help students develop critical thinking, communication skills, and empathy.

Click here to register. Participating educators will also receive certificates for professional learning units (PLUs) upon completion of short surveys at the end of each day.

A collaboration between the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, 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.


*If you participated in the 2020 CLACS Institute, please note that the 2021 program features three new journalists sharing yet more underreported stories from Latin America.

Latin American Children’s Book Creators

summer series (free, via Zoom)
June 24-August 24, 2021
10-11:30 am Central
(with simultaneous interpretation)
In collaboration with the International Youth Library (Munich, Germany) and Translation & Interpreting Studies (UW-Milwaukee), the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) will offer a summer series of six acclaimed Latin American children’s and young adult writers and illustrators, moderated by international children’s book specialists who know their work well.

Participating writers and Illustrators:  Antonio Malpica (Mexico); Isol (Argentina); María Teresa Andruetto (Argentina); María José Ferrada (Chile); Roger Mello (Brazil); and Gusti (Argentina).

For more information and to register (join us for as many sessions as you like):  https://uwm.edu/clacs/7441-2/

A collaboration between the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with the International Youth Library (Munich, Germany) and UWM Translation & Interpreting Studies.  CLACS is a Title VI National Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Other Universities/Colleges K-16 Educator Events/Workshops

Teaching in Times of Crisis: Learning from Educators Around the World: Webinar Series for K-12 Educators (from Indiana University)

Join us in this four-part webinar series to learn how educators around the world have responded to the Coronavirus pandemic and other crises. Hear how teachers in varying settings have navigated extreme turbulence and uncertainty while finding creative ways to teach and support their students. Participants will have opportunities to reflect upon their experiences and contribute to this global discussion. (See flyer attached)

Ongoing Uncertainties: Reflections on a Turbulent Year
Thursday, July 1, from 10 am-12 pm ET

Equity and Inclusion in the Face of Crisis
Thursday, July 8, from 10 am – 12 pm ET

Government Support for Teachers: What Do We Have and What Do We Need?
Thursday, July 15, from 10 am – 12 pm ET

Looking Ahead: The Role of Teachers in Recovery and Preparedness
Thursday, July 22, from 7-9pm ET

For more information and to register, click HERE

Participants will receive a certificate for 2 credits hours of PD for each webinar attended

Presented by Indiana University Title VI Centers in collaboration with the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies

Exploring the Impacts of Human Disease throughout History – Session 1 (from Syracuse University)

The 2021 International Studies Summer Institute (ISSI), a professional development workshop for practicing and pre-service K-12 teachers hosted annually by the Cornell University Einaudi Center for International Studies in collaboration with the Syracuse University South Asia Center, will be exploring the impacts of disease throughout history.

During this cross-curricular workshop, educators will engage in activities that focus on integrating world-area knowledge by exploring the impacts of human diseases, both historical and contemporary. Teachers will explore how we can use our experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic to gain greater knowledge about the disease and public health approaches in communities around the world. Our goal is to encourage teachers and their students to develop a greater understanding of the world’s different regions and cultures and think critically about social, political, and environmental issues using public health concerns as a jumping-off point. Because of the nature of this theme, the 2021 ISSI will be suitable for elementary, middle, and high school teachers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Participating teachers will complete a lesson plan that incorporates content from the workshop, with the support and guidance from our outreach staff.

Topics will include:

– Colonialism and disease in the Americas

– Disease in Western Art

– Social and economic impact of Zoonotic Diseases

Please note: you will be responsible for 6 hours of asynchronous work between June and August.