Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Maya Teacher Workshop Features Educators of the Summer Teacher Institute

October 10th, 2012

Three participants in the Stone Center's 2012 Summer Teacher Institute on the Maya which took place in Guatemala, "Signs of Change: A Glimpse of Past and Present Cultural Landscapes in Guatemala," have been featured in the local media. Two of these participants, Denise Tullier-Holly and Sarah Donovan, along with Ellen Cohen will be panelists at the 2013 Maya Teacher Workshop, part of the Tenth Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, on Friday February 24th, 2013.

Denise Tullier-Holly, an art teacher from Hammond, LA, was featured in the Louisiana Arts Education Association (LAEA) Fall 2012 Newsletter. The newsletter described the summer program and the curriculum which the participants are developing as well as highlighting the upcoming Maya Teacher Workshop.

Sarah Donovan, a middle school English teacher in Lombard, IL, was featured in the Lombardian and Villa Park Review Newspaper. Sarah is interested in using literature to teach about genocide and how literature can help students respond to these atrocities. She is incorporating her experiences in Guatemala into her teaching.

Audra Stablein, a high school Spanish teacher from outside of Pittsburgh, was featured in a Pittsburgh Tribune article. The article focused on Audra's use of her experiences on the Guatemala program in the classroom and her goal of raising money to help sponsor students from the school the educators visited over the summer. Audra and her students are currently in the process of fundraising to help sponsor a student from the primary school in Chimaltenango, Guatemala.

For more information on these educators, and other participants in the 2012 Summer Teacher Institute, please visit the Institutes website.

Those interested in learning more about the Summer Institute, and how the educator's experiences are being incorporated into their teaching, should plan on attending the Maya Teacher Workshop in February. The workshop will discuss the experiences and curriculum developments which have come out of the trip. For more information and to register please click here.

Guatemala + People
Judith Maxwell
Professor- Anthropology