Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Using Children's Literature to Explore Latin American/Latino Cultural Heritage

October 6th, 2012
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location
Busboys & Poets
Langston Room
2021 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

Américas Award K-12 Teacher Workshop

Tulane University and Vanderbilt University’s Centers for Latin American Studies are collaborating with Teaching for Change to offer an exciting K-12 teacher workshop as part of the Américas Award ceremony at the Library of Congress. The workshop will focus on strategies to incorporate Latin American and Latino children’s literature into the K-12 classroom. Facilitators of the workshop include 2012 Americas Award Winners Monica Brown, author and Julie Paschkis, illustrator of Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People. Facilitators will engage participants in the motivation behind their writing and artwork. Founder of the Américas award, Julie Kline and Chairperson of the 2012 committee, Ruth Quiroa will share strategies for incorporating Latin American and Latino cultural content into the curriculum. Teaching for Change Parent Organizer, América Calderón and Executive Director Deborah Menkart will share additional resources for educators to engage critically with texts in the classroom.

All participants will receive breakfast, curriculum materials, and signed copies of Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People one of this year’s 2012 award winning books. Participants are also invited to the Americas Award Library of Congress ceremony on Friday, October 5, at 3:00pm.

This workshop is sponsored in part by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), Teaching for Change, Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies. For more information about the Américas Award please visit the Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs website: claspprograms.org/americasaward>

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering dwolteri@tulane.edu 504.865.5164 or Claire Gonzalez at claire.p.gonzalez@vanderbilt.edu. Download the Agenda here

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