June 18, 2022 9:45 AM to June 28, 2022 9:45 AMOther
Join us for the 2022 K-12 Summer Teacher Institute, Central America: People and the Environment, a professional development institute for K-12 educators located in Panama.
This institute is the last one in a series offered over the last four years in collaboration with the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies at Vanderbilt University, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia. There are limited spots in this year's institute as we are looking for a core group of educators to explore the rich history and biodiversity of this country while we create new curricular resources for the K-12 classroom to increase and improve the teaching of Central America.
The institute deepens educator’s understanding of the different issues and challenges within the region with a particular emphasis on people and the environment. The institute will provide pedagogical training to help educators incorporate new content into their curricula.
We will explore the historic connections between the U.S. and Central America through the Panama Canal, as well as local histories, culture, and the ecological systems on which diverse Panamanian communities depend. Faculty and local scholars and activists will provide the resources, content and will lead discussions to allow participants to deepen their knowledge on the region. Our goal is to enable educators to bring more comparative perspectives into their curricula to support the global learning of K-12 students. To this end, the institute will include sessions focused on pedagogy led by a pedagogical expert that will include brainstorming activities, discussions on how to lead conversations around place-based and experiential learning, and how to inspire students’ civic engagement.