The Stone Center for Latin American Studies' Teacher Advisory Council is a board of up to 10 educators that helps evaluate and support the direction of the centers’ K-12 outreach. Representing a diversity of grade levels and disciplines, advisory council members provide valuable feedback on programs and resources, and guide the planning of future opportunities during their two-year term.
Mission The mission of the Teacher Advisory Council is to promote the mission and outreach activities of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies' Latin American Resource Center and to advise staff on the following objectives:
Gain a clear understanding of the needs for K-12 teachers to successfully implement Latin America in their curricula;
Identify areas of strength and weakness in the outreach efforts; and
Provide ongoing evaluation of Center programming.
Advisory Council Members The Teacher Advisory Council shall include representatives from K-12 schools and other educational leaders in the Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama area who have an active relationship with Center. We accept nominations for representatives to serve two-year terms. Advisory Council members shall be appointed based on their commitment to global education, familiarity with Stone Center for Latin American Studies programs, leadership in their schools and districts, and willingness to fulfill the responsibilities of the Teacher Advisory Council.
Advisory Council Members’ Responsibilities Area Studies Teacher Advisory Council members commit to the following:
Attend one in-person meeting each spring (travel will be funded for participants living more than 150 miles away from meeting location) and one virtual meeting each fall;
Attend at least one professional development program annually offered by the center as an active participant (i.e. ask questions, facilitate discussion, complete pre-readings);
Review and provide advice concerning the centers’ long-term vision and strategic planning in areas pertaining to global education;
Advise on curriculum and professional development strategies;
Participate in sub-committees, if needed, in support of specific initiatives;
Identify resources that assist the Center in sustaining and advancing its objectives;
Follow the center on social media; and
Promote center events, resources, and professional development opportunities with your network, colleagues, and administrators either in person, at conferences, and/or on social media.