Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

K-12 Professional Development

A strong commitment to professional development has always been at the heart of all LARC’s outreach activities. The professional development opportunities offered through the Latin American Resource Center are great ways for teachers to learn innovative strategies for introducing Latin America into the K-12 curriculum.

Each year the Resource Center hosts workshops designed around various Latin American themes. These professional development opportunities are designed to meet Louisiana and national content standards for the theme selected. The Resource Center’s staff work very hard to ensure quality programs that will ultimately benefit the K-12 classroom.

For all workshops offered, participants receive a Certificate of Participation stating the content covered during the workshop and time-on-task. This certificate can be used to fulfill Continuing Learning Units for the state of Louisiana in accordance with the High Qualified Teacher definition.

In addition to traditional workshops, we also offer Summer Study Abroad programs and various other opportunities that periodically arise.

If you have any suggestions as to how to make LARC Professional Development further achieve our goal of meeting state standards and providing quality programming, please contact us at crcrts@tulane.edu. LARC staff are always available to hear your comments.

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Final Push Fridays: Graduate Research & Writing Support

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Every Friday from 10am-12pm CDT, The Latin American Library and Stone Center are co-hosting a virtual work-along for Latin Americanist graduate students to support each other in their research and writing goals. The Zoom meeting has two break-out options: participants may choose to troubleshoot research and methodological questions with an LAL librarian and/or work towards their writing objectives alongside a community of their peers. We hope you will join us when you can!

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.