Teacher Training Workshops

The Teachers' Workshop is an ongoing series offered by the Center for Latin American Studies with support from the United States Department of Education and other programs, such as the Center for International Studies and the Newberry Library. Workshops are designed by university faculty, graduate students, and Center staff to enhance the classroom curriculum of educators from local public and private high schools and community colleges. Workshops introduce pedagogic methods and materials that facilitate the study of Latin America in the classroom and address subjects not traditionally taught in the US school system.

To request a workshop, please contact Steven Schwartz.

News and Announcements: 

Teacher Workshop: A Voyage to South America—Andean Art in the Spanish Empire

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Unidentified artist, active in Cuzco, Peru. Our Lady of Bethlehem with a Male Donor, 18th century. Carl and Marilynn Thoma Collection.

April 25, 2015, 8:30am–2:30pm

Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60603, Ryan Education Center, Studio C

$50; 5 CPDUs

Join us for this one-day workshop centered on the exhibition A Voyage to South America: Andean Art in the Spanish Empire, a long-term installation of works of art from the collections of Chicagoans Marilynn and Carl Thoma, the Newberry Library, and the Denver Art Museum. Participating educators will learn more about this unique period of cultural convergence in the Spanish-governed Andes during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Considering works of art as primary sources, teachers will explore how European conventions combined with indigenous traditions of visual art and engaged issues of geography, race, and religion.

This workshop is co-presented by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rosario Granados, a postdoctoral lecturer at CLAS, will co-lead the day with museum education staff. The workshop is open to all interested teachers.

Registration is required for this program. For more information click HERE

For additional Teacher Workshops please visit the Teacher Programs Calendar. If you have any questions or special needs, please call 312-443-9092 or email teacherworkshops@artic.edu.


2015 UChicago Summer Teacher Institute–Call for Curriculum Presentations 

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m. CST

We are seeking curriculum presentations from K-12 educators (including classroom, homeschool, and afterschool) in the Chicago metropolitan area that address inequality for one of the sessions for the Institute. Selected participants will be invited to present in a panel discussion as part of the 2015 Summer Teacher Institute.The topic of this year’s institute is “Inequality: Conditions, Consequences, Solutions.”

Date: June 29–July 1, 2015 
Location: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, 915 East 60th Street

Possible presentation topics, but not limited to: 
• Poverty
• Racism/sexism/other forms of discrimination
• Hunger and food security
• Social justice • Worldwide inequality
• The global economy

Benefits for Selected Participants:
• Share your work of inquiry and creativity at a renowned institute.
• Exchange curriculum ideas with colleagues on a wide range of subject disciplines.
• Receive complimentary registration to the 2015 Summer Teacher Institute.
• Receive a gift voucher that covers the full registration fee of one of the teacher workshops for the 2015–2016 school year at the Oriental Institute Museum.

To Apply: 
1. Complete the Application Form
2. Applications should have "STI 2015 Curriculum Presentation Submission" in the subject line and should be sent to: oi-education@uchicago.edu
Important Dates: Presentation proposal submission Deadline: April 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m. CST Notification of acceptance will be sent to applicants via email by May 15, 2015
Questions? Email oi-education@uchicago.edu 
To access the application form click HERE


Past Teacher Training Workshops: 

  • Center for International Studies, 2014 International Education Conference: Problem-Solving: Classroom, Community, and the World
  • Center for International Studies, 2014 Summer Teacher Institute: Energy & the Global Environment: Science, History, Politics
  • Center for International Studies, 2013 International Education Conference: Global Citizenship
  • November 1, 2013
  • Center for International Studies, 2013 Summer Teacher Institute: Natural Disasters & Social Responses: A Global Perspective
    July 9–11, 2013
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies: Discovering Africa in Brazil and the Caribbean
    João Gonçalves, The University of Chicago
    March 8, 2013
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies: Envision the Colonial Metropolis in Early Modern Latin America
    Cécile Fromont, The University of Chicago
    February 6, 2012
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies: History and Memory: A View from Mexico
    Mauricio Tenorio, The University of Chicago
    January 31, 2012
  • Center for International Studies, 2011 Summer Teacher Institute: Migration: Causes and Consequences
    June 27–29, 2011
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies:
    Culture and Politics in the Latin American "Long Sixties"
    Valeria Manzano, The University of Chicago
    April 6, 2011
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies: Revolutions, Insurgency, and Democratization in Latin America
    Mariela Szwarcberg, The University of Chicago
    February 15–16, 2011
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies: Languages of Empire and Community in Instan by Cecilia Vicuña
    Kelly Austin, The University of Chicago
    February 4, 2011
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies:
    ¿Cómo se forman los espacios, los colores, y los folios, los sentidos poéticos en Blanco de Octavio Paz?
    Kelly Austin, The University of Chicago
    December 3, 2010
  • Center for International Studies, 2010 Summer Teacher Institute: Water: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the World's Most Valuable Resource
    June 28–July 2, 2010
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies: Insurgency and Independence in New Spain (Mexico)
    Luis Fernando Granados, The University of Chicago
    February 25–28, 2010
  • Classics in Context: Laughter
    Mauricio Tenorio, The University of Chicago
    January 23, 2010
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies: National Identity in the Caribbean
    Dain Borges, The University of Chicago
    January 21–22, 2010
  • Center for International Studies, 2009 Summer Teacher Institute: Understanding the Global Economy: Bringing the World Market into Your Classroom
    June 22–24, 2009
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies: Freedom and Slavery in Brazil
    Dain Borges, The University of Chicago
    November 20–21, 2008
  • The Newberry Library and the Center for Latin American Studies: The History of Latinos in the United States
    Ramón Gutierrez, The University of Chicago
    October 9–10, 2008
  • The Field Museum of Chicago and the Center for Latin American Studies: The Aztec World
    October 4, 2008