Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

Summer 2017

Somos Nós: Infusing Brazil into the Classroom
June 20 – 23, 2017
University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
LARC, along with Vanderbilt and the University of Georgia, is sponsoring a workshop on Brazilian culture and teaching Portuguese. K-16 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 5 day institute. Throughout the week, educators will work to develop interdisciplinary curricula, which they can bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues. The workshop will focus on the environment. Visit the institute website for more information or the registration page.

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
June 17 – July 1, 2017
Havana, Cuba
LARC, the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, and Primary Source present a K-12 educator summer study abroad program. This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and people that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Don’t miss the chance to witness the changes occurring on the island and to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom. Visit the institute website for more information. Visit the institute website for more information and to apply.

Summer Reading at the Pebbles Center Algiers
June 13th, 2017 – August 8th, 2017
Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time. Our summer story hour will take place in June, July, and August on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 ? 5 and parents!

Spring 2017

Teaching Latin America through New Orleans: A K-12 Educator Workshop
100A Jones Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
February 4, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This workshop focuses on the longstanding connections between Latin America and New Orleans. Topics will include economic, cultural, and political connections between New Orleans and Latin America. The workshop will include overviews of curricula which examine these connections and additional resources for teaching about these issues. Visit the workshop webpage for more information.

14th Annual Maya Symposium Educator Workshop
March 3, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This workshop, organized in conjunction with the Tulane Maya Symposium will explore various aspects of the ancient Maya and the ways in which the Maya can be explored in the classroom. More details will be forthcoming as the workshop approaches. Visit the workshop page for more information or the Maya Symposium webpage.

Teaching Haiti: K-12 Educator Workshop
April 8, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This workshop will highlight the rarely studied but important Caribbean nation of Haiti. The workshop will focus on cultural traditions, particularly the music and dance of Haiti.

Fall 2016

Finding Diverse Voices through the Américas Award: A Teacher Workshop
Mulebone Restaurant, Washington, D.C.
September 22, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 PM
This K-12 educator workshop will focus on the diversity of literature recognized as part of the Américas Book Award. The workshop will feature the work of Alma Flor Ada who will discuss the use of her books for teaching about Cuba, and Ashley Hope Perez who will present resources for teaching about her 2016 award winning book, Out of Darkness. For more information visit the workshop webpage.

Day of the Dead Teacher Workshop at the Ogden
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
October 5, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 PM
This workshop will focus on the Day of the Dead altar on display at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and provide resources for teachers about creating their own altar for the classroom. For more information visit the workshop webpage.

Day of the Dead Across the Americas: Peru
100A Jones Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
October 8, 2016
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Learn about traditions of Dia de los Difuntos, as Day of the Dead is called in Peru, and the ways in which this pan-American tradition is celebrated in Peru. This workshop will highlight the pre-Columbian roots of the tradition and the music which accompanies the celebrations. For more information visit the workshop webpage.

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Apply for the Summer 2018 Teaching Brazil Teacher Institute

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Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History
K-12 Educator Summer Institute

Salvador, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo, Brazil | July 7 – July 17, 2018

DEADLINE TO APPLY AS A CURRICULUM WRITER EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

The centers for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, with support from the University of Georgia will take K-16 educators in various disciplines to Brazil. The institute will approach Brazilian culture from a multidisciplinary perspective focused on colonialization. The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks of overseas travel. The institute will explore the cities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo to focus on their respective role in colonial history.

Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past five years by the three institutes provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of each institution’s strength, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for deploying that approach themselves in their K-12 classrooms, creating a model that is generative of innovative approaches to K-12 education more broadly.

Objectives:

  • Advance and disseminate knowledge of Brazil by providing opportunities fro K-12 educators to experience first-hand the history, politics, language, and culture of Brazil;
  • Provide introductory Portuguese language training that emphasizes regional linguistic variations;
  • Contribute to the development of internationalizing curriculum that accurately and effectively brings Brazil into the classroom through standards-based approaches.

REGISTRATION

Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant, this program is able to provide a special opportunity for educators to participate as Curriculum Writers at a reduced program cost. There are limited spots to participate as a curriculum writer so please get your applications submitted early! Please note that curriculum writers are responsible for submitting a curriculum by August 1, 2018. See the Curriculum Writer Guidelines for more information and check below on how to apply.

Curriculum Writer program cost: $1373 + internal airfare estimated at $300
Deadline to Register as a Curriculum Writer EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

Regular Program Cost: $2,744 + internal airfare (approximately $300)
Deadline to Register: MARCH 15, 2018

PROGRAM COST INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights lodging;
  • 2 meals a day;
  • gratuities;
  • in-country transportation;
  • internet;
  • liability insurance;
  • medical evacuation insurance

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International round-trip airfare TO Brazil (we meet in Salvador and leave from Sao Paulo)
  • Hotel extras;
  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional activities covered by individuals;
  • Individual travel insurance;
  • Visa fees

Cards will be charged 50% on March 19, 2018 and the remainder April 19, 2018.

In order to register, please:

1) Complete the registration form
2) Apply to be a Curriculum Writer (see instructions below).

Deadlines:

  • February 26, 2018: Deadline to apply for Curriculum Writer Scholarship
  • February 28, 2018: Winners of Curriculum Writer Scholarships will be notified
  • March 5, 2018: Deadline to accept conditions of Curriculum Writer Scholarship and return letter of commitment to Denise Woltering Vargas [dwolteri@tulane.edu] and Colleen McCoy [colleen.e.mccoy@vanderbilt.edu]
  • March 15, 2018: Final Deadline to Register for Brazil Institute 2018

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR THE CURRICULUM WRITER SCHOLARSHIP
Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant, Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, and The University of Georgia are able to provide funding for K-16 teachers interested in developing a curriculum as part of their participation in this 2018 summer teacher institute to Brazil. Curriculum writers will be charged a discounted in-country program fee of $1373 + internal airfare (apx. $300) and international airfare. You must commit to writing a curriculum project – check out the Curriculum Writer Guidelines here. There are limited spots for this opportunity, please apply early. If you would like to apply to be a curriculum writer for this summer’s teacher institute in Brazil, please:

1) fill out the contact form HERE
2) submit the CURRICULUM WRITER APPLICATION by FEBRUARY 26, 2018 to crcrts@tulane.edu or mail to Denise Woltering Vargas at Tulane University, 100 Jones Hall, 6801 Freret Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118.
Please call 504-862-3143 with any questions.

La Hora del Cuento: Summer Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This summer, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday April 28 until Saturday, August 25. Children and parents welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, May 5
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 2
2:30 PM

Saturday, July 7
2:30 PM

Saturday, August 4
2:30 PM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, April 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, May 26
12:00 PM

Saturday, June 30
12:00 PM

Saturday, July 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, August 25
12:00 PM