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Podcast  New Orleans and Latin America: Feeling Right at Home

Six years after immigration spike in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a new and growing Latino population is adapting to life in New Orleans, building…  read more

Podcast  Immigrants, English and Enforcement in New Orleans

In the years since Katrina, Spanish-speaking Latinos new to New Orleans face many challenges, ranging from everyday wage theft to systemic detention politics. Mid-City’s First…  read more

Podcast  Stories of Migration

Hear three different migration stories and learn more about the complexity behind the many different reasons Latinos leave their home to migrate to the United…  read more

Podcast  Roots of Capoeira

Produced by Andrew Bankston, Bryn Mariani, and Eric Rawls as part of their service learning project in spring semester 2011. This five minute podcast explores…  read more

Podcast  Discovering Brazil in your Local Community

This podcast was produced by Brian Grober, a Social Media Vista at Tulane’s Center for Public Service during the spring 2011 semester. The podcast explores…  read more

Video  Stone Center for Latin American Studies Showcased at NCSS

The National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) selected Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies as a leading center on research and Latin American…  read more

Podcast  Fighting Crime Involves Cultural Outreach Among Hispanic Community

Produced by Dinah Bakeer and Collen Billiot November 2010 as part of their service learning project in conjunction with their International Relations course. With the…  read more

Podcast  Communication and Culture Hinder AIDS Awareness in the New Orleans Community

Produced by Juliet Harris and Molly Mattesky November 2010 as part of their service learning project in conjunction with their International Relations course. With the…  read more

Podcast  Engaging Local Business Community with Latin America

Produced by Joe Steed and David Cisneros, November 2010 as part of their service learning project associated with their International Relations course. With the help…  read more

Podcast  New Orleans Community Improves Access to Healthcare for Latinos

Elton Duncan and Liz Thullen produced this podcast as part of their service learning project in Professor Casey Love’s International Relations course. With the help…  read more

Podcast  Leaving Brazil: One woman's pursuit of education in the U.S.

This audio podcast was produced by the spring 2010 student researchers on Latin American immigration, Lauren Toppenberg. This project was created as a service learning…  read more

Podcast  In Their Own Words

This audio podcast was produced by the spring 2010 student researchers on immigration, Dan Demeules, Kerry Spence, and Veronica Cordova. Their project was created as…  read more

Podcast  Immigration and the Family

This audio podcast was produced by the spring 2010 student researchers on immigration, James Gilbert, Elyse Toplin and Nain Martinez. Their project was created as…  read more

Video  Pebbles Center Presents Saltimbanqui from Mexico

The Pebbles Center, Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, Calliope Puppets and the New Orleans Jazz & Hertiage Foundation sponsored a week long visit by…  read more

Podcast  Children of Undocumented Immigrants

Produced by Tyler Gibson and Andrew Grindinger in November 2009, this podcast explores the complex issues facing children of undocumented immigrants.  read more

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Apply for the Summer 2018 Teaching Brazil Teacher Institute

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Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History
K-12 Educator Summer Institute

Salvador, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo, Brazil | July 7 – July 17, 2018

DEADLINE TO APPLY AS A CURRICULUM WRITER EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

The centers for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, with support from the University of Georgia will take K-16 educators in various disciplines to Brazil. The institute will approach Brazilian culture from a multidisciplinary perspective focused on colonialization. The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks of overseas travel. The institute will explore the cities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo to focus on their respective role in colonial history.

Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past five years by the three institutes provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of each institution’s strength, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for deploying that approach themselves in their K-12 classrooms, creating a model that is generative of innovative approaches to K-12 education more broadly.

Objectives:

  • Advance and disseminate knowledge of Brazil by providing opportunities fro K-12 educators to experience first-hand the history, politics, language, and culture of Brazil;
  • Provide introductory Portuguese language training that emphasizes regional linguistic variations;
  • Contribute to the development of internationalizing curriculum that accurately and effectively brings Brazil into the classroom through standards-based approaches.

REGISTRATION

Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant, this program is able to provide a special opportunity for educators to participate as Curriculum Writers at a reduced program cost. There are limited spots to participate as a curriculum writer so please get your applications submitted early! Please note that curriculum writers are responsible for submitting a curriculum by August 1, 2018. See the Curriculum Writer Guidelines for more information and check below on how to apply.

Curriculum Writer program cost: $1373 + internal airfare estimated at $300
Deadline to Register as a Curriculum Writer EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

Regular Program Cost: $2,744 + internal airfare (approximately $300)
Deadline to Register: MARCH 15, 2018

PROGRAM COST INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights lodging;
  • 2 meals a day;
  • gratuities;
  • in-country transportation;
  • internet;
  • liability insurance;
  • medical evacuation insurance

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International round-trip airfare TO Brazil (we meet in Salvador and leave from Sao Paulo)
  • Hotel extras;
  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional activities covered by individuals;
  • Individual travel insurance;
  • Visa fees

Cards will be charged 50% on March 19, 2018 and the remainder April 19, 2018.

In order to register, please:

1) Complete the registration form
2) Apply to be a Curriculum Writer (see instructions below).

Deadlines:

  • February 26, 2018: Deadline to apply for Curriculum Writer Scholarship
  • February 28, 2018: Winners of Curriculum Writer Scholarships will be notified
  • March 5, 2018: Deadline to accept conditions of Curriculum Writer Scholarship and return letter of commitment to Denise Woltering Vargas [dwolteri@tulane.edu] and Colleen McCoy [colleen.e.mccoy@vanderbilt.edu]
  • March 15, 2018: Final Deadline to Register for Brazil Institute 2018

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR THE CURRICULUM WRITER SCHOLARSHIP
Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant, Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, and The University of Georgia are able to provide funding for K-16 teachers interested in developing a curriculum as part of their participation in this 2018 summer teacher institute to Brazil. Curriculum writers will be charged a discounted in-country program fee of $1373 + internal airfare (apx. $300) and international airfare. You must commit to writing a curriculum project – check out the Curriculum Writer Guidelines here. There are limited spots for this opportunity, please apply early. If you would like to apply to be a curriculum writer for this summer’s teacher institute in Brazil, please:

1) fill out the contact form HERE
2) submit the CURRICULUM WRITER APPLICATION by FEBRUARY 26, 2018 to crcrts@tulane.edu or mail to Denise Woltering Vargas at Tulane University, 100 Jones Hall, 6801 Freret Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118.
Please call 504-862-3143 with any questions.

La Hora del Cuento: Summer Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This summer, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday April 28 until Saturday, August 25. Children and parents welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, May 5
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 2
2:30 PM

Saturday, July 7
2:30 PM

Saturday, August 4
2:30 PM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, April 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, May 26
12:00 PM

Saturday, June 30
12:00 PM

Saturday, July 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, August 25
12:00 PM