Outreach Opportunities

CLAS Teacher Workshops

Spring 2015

Bringing Art and Technology Together: Art in Motion/Guaysamín’s Ecuador Unframed

Identity is always in motion. Such is the feeling behind Guayasamín’s mural. Intended to represent the inherent antagonisms and racial multiplicity of the Ecuadorian nation, the mural is composed of five movable and interchangeable panels. However, the mural, which is currently exhibited in La Capilla del Hombre in Quito, was framed and thus immobilized…until now through a new exhibit, Art in Motion/Guayasamín’s Ecuador Unframed.  This exhibit will be on display at Vanderbilt through January 30, and at Western Kentucky University from February 7-28.

In this workshop, Tatiana Botero (Associate Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame) will introduce you to the socio-historical background of the artist and his work from the panels accompanying this exhibit.  Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering Janey Camp will explore how GIS technology can be used with this exhibit to satisfy common core standards.  Participants will receive a materials packet on lesson plans on art literacy and the visual arts, English language arts, mathematics, and Spanish language and culture.

When: Saturday, January 10, 2015; 9-3pm
Where: Vanderbilt Commons
Registration Fee: $20
To apply click here.

Deadline to apply is January 6.  Space is limited to 25 participants.  Lunch is included.  Participants are also invited to a reception for the exhibit on Friday, January 9 at 4:30pm in Vanderbilt University’s Commons Center. For more information, contact: clas@vanderbilt.edu

Please submit application via email (scan) or mail and check for $20, and mail to:

Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies
Attn: Guayasamín Workshop
PMB 351806
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1806

 

Florencia en el Amazonas: A Journey Down the Amazon with the Nashville Opera

In January, the Nashville Opera will present Florencia en el Amazonas, Nashville’s first Spanish language opera.  Inspired by the writings of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, this ravishingly beautiful romantic opera by composer Daniel Catán is an examination of love in all of its joys and folly.  In 1910, seven people board a small steamboat for a voyage down the Amazon River toward an unexplored jungle paradise.  But soon the characters find themselves on a surreal journey that ventures deep into the human heart.

In this workshop, John Hoomes (General and Artistic Director of the Nashville Opera) and Richard Pace (Professor of Anthropology at Middle Tennessee State University), will take you on a trip down the Amazon River.  We will explore the geography and biodiversity of the Amazon and the rich cultures of the people who live there, and experience how the vibrant orchestral score inspired by the lush romanticism of Puccini and Ravel brings this sensual world to life.   Participants will be given the opportunity to view a dress rehearsal at TPAC before the production.  Workshop participants will receive study guides and will be offered discounted tickets for the production.

When: Thursday, January 15, 2015; 9-3pm
Where: The Noah Liff Opera Center; 3622 Redmon Street; Nashville, TN 37209
Registration Fee: $20
To apply click here.

Deadline to apply is January 10.  Space is limited to 25 participants.  Lunch is included.  For more information, contact: clas@vanderbilt.edu

Please submit application via email (scan) or mail and check for $20, and mail to:

Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies
Attn: Florencia Workshop
PMB 351806
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1806

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.

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.

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

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 clas@vanderbilt.edu

3. Submit a 1-page description of what you want to do in your book club to CLAS 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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