Outreach Opportunities

CLAS Teacher Workshops

Fall 2013

Live, Laugh and Love to Learn Languages: Great Ideas for Your Elementary World Language Classroom
Saturday, September 14, 2013; 9am-12pm;Vanderbilt Campus

Cost $15; Includes parking and lunch

CLAS and Glendale Elementary will offer a workshop designed to promote best practices and great ideas for K-8 teachers. Sessions will include presentations from fellow teachers who have expertise in the area of K-8 World Language teaching. Curriculum materials will be provided.

Sign up here. For information, contact claire.p.gonzalez@vanderbilt.edu

Americas Award Teacher Workshop
Monday, September 23, 2013; 9:30am-12:30pm; Georgetown University Edward Bunn Intercultural Center; 7th Floor Conference Room
Cost: $15; includes lunch

9:30am-12:30pm:  Teacher Workshop at Georgetown University
3:30pm: Americas Award Ceremony at the Library of Congress; Mumford Room

Georgetown, Tulane and Vanderbilt Universities’ Center for Latin American Studies are collaborating to offer an exciting K-12 teacher workshop as part of the Americas Award Ceremony at the Library of Congress.  The workshop will focus on strategies to incorporate Latin American and Latino children’s literature into the K-12 classroom. Featured presenter at the workshop will be Sonia Manzano, 2013 Americas Award Winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano (Scholastic, 2012). Following the workshop, teachers are invited to attend the Americas Award ceremony at the Library of Congress.

Sign up here. For information, contact claire.p.gonzalez@vanderbilt.edu

Tapetes, Sugar Skulls and Barriletes: Exploring the Symbolism of Dia de los Muertos
Friday, October 4th OR Saturday, October 5th; 9am-3pm; Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum
Cost: $25 for non-Cheekwood members; $20 for Cheekwood members

Cheekwood and Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies have partnered to offer a workshop which focuses on the art and history of the Dia de los Muertos, a holiday which celebrates death as part of the human experience.  During the workshop, teachers will learn about this celebration and symbolism of tapetes, sugar skulls and barriletes. Educators will take part in hands-on activities and curriculum materials will be provided.

Sign up is through Cheekwood at http://www.cheekwood.org/Education/School_Programs/Professional_Development.aspx

Dinner and a Movie at CLAS: Central Station
Thursday, November 7th; 5:30pm; Vanderbilt Campus

To sign up, contact Claire Gonzalez at claire.p.gonzalez@vanderbilt.edu

Latin American Book Clubs at Your School

Teachers will choose a book on Latin America- with support from CLAS .    One teacher from the school should apply as the lead teacher, although CLAS staff and graduate students can help facilitate the groups.   CLAS Book Clubs will take place for a period of one academic year.

Here is how you can start your own teacher book club at your school:

1. Choose a book related to Latin America or the Caribbean. CLAS can help with ideas for book choices.

2. Contact CLAS Outreach  Coordinator Claire González at claire.p.gonzalez@vanderbilt.edu

3. Submit a 1-page description of what you want to do in your book club to Claire González at the email listed above.

4. CLAS may be able to provide supplemental materials and a graduate student or faculty member to facilitate the book club.

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