Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

If you are a faculty member or graduate student who is a part of Latin American Studies or any of its affiliated departments, you can volunteer to go into local classrooms and community organizations to give an engaging presentation on a Latin American topic. It is a unique opportunity for Tulane faculty and scholars to practice their teaching skills while serving local K-12 schools and the general community.

Becoming a Visitor Speaker should be part of everyone’s enrollment and participation in the Stone Center for Latin American studies. It is a chance for you to showcase your knowledge and expertise in your particular area of study, while helping an area classroom or community group learn more about the region.

In the past, speakers have discussed a wide array of subjects such as music and culture, Cuban drumming, the Mexican revolution, Capoeira Angola, etc. Visiting Speakers are generally utilized once or twice a semester and are always given three weeks advance notice. Presentations usually last about one hour.

BECOME A VISITOR SPEAKER HERE

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Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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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.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.

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Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email crcrts@tulane.edu.

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.