Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Summer 2011 CLASP/NRC Teacher Training Network Competition

March 2nd, 2011 - April 8th, 2011

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, will provide funding support for Gulf South K-12 teachers to participate in summer teacher institutes/courses offered nationally.

The national Latin American Studies Teacher Training Network: Six Title VI-funded National Resource Centers for Latin American Studies (NRCs)*, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, have committed funding to support professional development for their regional teachers. By collaborating, we hope to give K-12 educators access to the quality summer teacher institutes offered nationally by a network of Latin American studies centers. A selected list of summer opportunities is available here: 2011 CLASP/NRC Teacher Training Network Selected Summer Institutes/Courses for Educators.

Expenses covered: SCLAS will provide funding toward professional development expenses. Expenses might include round trip airfare, lodging, institute/course fees. (In the case of institutes overlapping with the school year, an appropriate expense could also be the cost of a substitute.) Funds must be expended by August 11, 2011.

To apply, please send a resume, a brief budget, and a 1-page cover letter detailing: 1) how you incorporate Latin America in your teaching; and 2) how participation in a specific Latin American studies institute/course will contribute to your professional development. Applications may be sent by e-mail or regular mail to: Stone Center for Latin American Studies, 6801 Freret Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118.

For more information or to discuss options, please contact Denise Woltering Vargas at (504) 862-3143 or dwolteri@tulane.edu.

Application deadline: April 8, 2011

Priority will be given to applicants not previously funded by CLACS and to applicants who demonstrate strong need for an intensive professional development opportunity.

Participating NRCs
  • Tulane University (Stone Center for Latin American Studies)
  • University of Florida (Center for Latin American Studies)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Center for Latin American Studies)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
  • Vanderbilt University (Center for Latin American Studies)
  • Yale University (Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies)

Information on Summer 2011 CLASP/NRC Teacher Training Network Competition in .pdf format

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Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Freeman Book Award, Middle East Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award) will sponsor a 60-minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards. Each webinar features a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Please read along with us this spring as we explore the world through these award-winning books. We encourage all readers to join in on the conversations each month and ask the author your own questions live.

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

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