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February 22nd, 2013
Jones Hall 100A, Greenleaf Conference Room
As part of the tenth annual Tulane Maya Symposium: Kaanal: The Snake Kingdom of the Classic Maya, to be held February 22-24th, 2013 the Stone Center for Latin American Studies is sponsoring the annual K-12 Teacher Workshop held the Friday before the symposium.
This workshop will feature a panel of educators who participated in Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies’ Summer Teacher Institute in Guatemala this past summer 2012 (view the google site for more information). Panelists include art, spanish, and english language arts educators from the K-12 level. They will share their newly designed curriculum and highlight best practices learned from their experience integrating content on the Maya into the K-12 classroom. Educators will have a chance to learn about engaging new resources to help update and invigorate the teaching of the Maya in your current teaching. This past summer, exciting new details revealing information on the infamous Maya long count calendar were discovered at the excavation site La Corona Archaeological Project run by Director of the Middle American Research Institute, Dr. Marcello Canuto. A member of La Corona Project archaeological team will introduce to educators the recent findings and future implications of teaching and understanding time among the Maya. This year’s teacher workshop is designed to focus on curriculum development and the teaching of the Maya at the K-12 level. Participants in this workshop will receive teaching materials, a continental breakfast, lunch, tour of the Middle American Research Institute’s Faces of the Maya exhibit, a certificate of completion to obtain professional development CEUs and a discount for registration in the weekend symposium.
Additional information on panelists in this year’s workshop and others from the past summer institute featured in local media:
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 she developed.
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 will share her curriculum in February.
Ellen Cohen, a high school Spanish teacher in New Orleans, LA recently collaborated with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies’ Kaqchikel Maya Language Outreach program this past fall. She developed a curriculum based on her summer experience which incorporates the language and culture of Guatemala. Her high school students were able to learn about Kaqchikel and culture from Kaqchikel language instructor, Ixnal Cuma Chavez who teaches Kaqchikel every fall at Tulane University.
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.
To register for this year’s teacher workshop please click here
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Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University presents: “Politics and Violence in Latin America: Democracy in the Criticism of Arms,” a talk by Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bosteels is the author of Badiou and Politics, Marx and Freud in Latin America, and The Actuality of Communism, among other works.
For more information on this event, please contact Josefa Salmon at email@example.com.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Caribbean, The Languages & Cultures Department at Loyola University, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, Gregory F. Curtin & Rev. Guy Lemieux SJ SAK Distinguished Professorships.
For the event flyer, click here.
The Pebbles Center turns 10!
The Pebbles Center is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th anniversary falls on Dia, a celebration of children and reading. To celebrate, the Pebbles Center is hosting renowned children’s book author Jorge Argueta. Mr. Argueta was a guest at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center 10 years ago. See photographs from Mr. Argueta’s previous visit here. He will present an interactive presentation based on some of his most recent books.
Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets! Argueta has written a series of delicious cooking poems perfect for reading while cooking or incorporating food into the classroom. Come out and celebrate with us!
Children and parents will be able to enjoy a wonderful reading and a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. We will be of course providing snacks as well as be able to distribute a handful of bilingual books donated by the New Orleans Public Library.
El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Ven a celebrar con nosotros el día con autor salvadoreño Jorge Argueta.
Para una lista con la dirreción de todas las bibliotecas, por favor visite la página de web de la biblioteca pública de la Nueva Orleáns.
Photo by Nina Menconi.
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are pleased to present an art exhibit of renowned artist Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera entitled “Art Syncopation.” An opening reception will be held on April 22nd at 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display through May 20th.
Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera is an important Mexican Painter and one of the most significant contributors to contemporary figurative Mexican art. His work primarily focuses on figures and portraits in conjunction with music. His art reveals form and substance in a realistic manner.
Gonzalez de la Tijera was born in Mexico City in 1958. He developed his painting style, figurative realism, as a student of master painter Santiago Carbonell.