Upcoming Teacher Workshops

CLAS Summer 2014 Institute
Through the Lens: Teaching Latin America Through Film
Sunday, July 13-Thursday, July 17, 2014
Western Kentucky University

Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Office of International Programs at Western Kentucky University have partnered to offer an institute entitled ‘Through the Lens: Teaching Latin America through Film’ for teachers in grades 7-12, as part of The Office of International Programs inaugural International Year Of… program to feature Ecuador during the 2014-2015 academic year.  The institute will be held Sunday, July 13th through Thursday, July 17 on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Teachers will study different aspects of Latin America through feature films and documentaries with faculty from this regions who specialize in Latin America. Educators will develop and share curricular plans for increased coverage of Latin America in their respective schools. Participants will receive a certificate of participation.  The deadline to apply is May 30, 2014.

When: July 13-17, 2014

Where: Western Kentucky University

COST: $100 (Scholarships Available)


•             National Standards based lesson plans and curriculum

•             Lodging Available and most meals provided

•             Certificate of completion for 30 hours of professional development

•             Copy of selected films


Please submit the application via email (scan) or mail  and check for registration fee of $100. Checks should be made to CLAS Vanderbilt. Applications and checks should be mailed to:

Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies
2401 Vanderbilt Place/Station B #351806 Nashville, TN 37235
Attn: Claire González, Assistant Director for Outreach
Re: Film Institute 2014

Space is limited to 25 participants. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 30, 2014.  For more information, contact chelsea.m.williams@vanderbilt.edu




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