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.


Upcoming Workshops:

7th Annual Chicago International Education Conference

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International House, Assembly Room–1414 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637–Friday, November 7, 2014. 

This year's theme is "Problem-Solving: Classroom, Community, and the World" and the objective is to link curriculum that addresses global issues (e.g., world conflicts, human rights, climate change, food security) and problem-solving strategies applicable within schools and neighborhoods.  

Keynote Speakers:

Karen Robinson, Senior Education Manager for the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights Education Project, Speak Truth to Power.

Emily Pilloton, Founder and Executive Director of Project H, an education non-profit that uses design to empower youth and transform communities.

A complete schedule, including afternoon breakout sessions, will be announced soon. For more information and to register, please visit http://cis.uchicago.edu/events/2014-2015/141107-iec-problem-solving

The event is intended for K-12 teachers and administrators, but open to all interested individuals. Attendees can earn up to 6 clock hours/CPDUs applicable to ISBE licensure requirements.

RSVP below by Tuesday, November 4th, for CPDU eligibility and to receive complete conference materials.

The Chicago International Education Conference is free and open to the public.  RSVP is not required to attend. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773-753-2274.


Past Teacher Training Workshops: 

  • 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