The UCLA Latin American Institute announces its latest professional development opportunity for K-12 educators interested in incorporating Latin American themes into their curriculum. “Cuéntame un Cuento: Latin American Folk Tales and Short Stories” is a 2-day workshop that will feature short stories and folk tales from Mexico and Central America as well as some of the prominent authors from that region. Participants will be led by academic experts that will present methods to stimulate student interest in the culture, history, and literature of the region.
In addition to the rich themes presented in this workshop, participants will benefit from curriculum development sessions that will enhance curriculum materials and develop pertinent lesson plans that can be used in the classroom.
DAYS OF INSTRUCTION
April 2-3, 2012
Monday & Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Open to K-12 educators. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants
The seminar fee of $70 includes registration, accreditation, parking, refreshments and educational materials.
(fee is non-refundable)
A note about accreditation:
In this workshop, K-12 educators participate in a selected cohort led by leading scholars in the humanities, and social sciences; thus educators will be reconnected to the world of scholarship.
During the workshop, participants are expected to be actively involved and immerse themselves in scholarly topics presented in this workshop. As a result, teachers are required to complete a curriculum development project that incorporates learned material into standards-based lesson plans centered on the workshop's themes.
After successfully attending and completing the assignments provided, participants will receive 1 LAUSD salary credit.
A preliminary schedule is available here.
Registration is now open!
Before you submit your application, you will need to register for an account. Follow the instructions below:
Register for an account here
Please note that before applying, you need to complete a brief 3min questionnare. The link is provided on the last paragraph of the online application. A code would be provided when you complete the questionnaire to start your application form.
Submitting your application does not guarantee a seat in the workshop. Once you submit your application, you’ll be contacted for a brief phone interview with the outreach coordinator. Priority will be given to educators that are currently teaching and have not previously attended a LAI K12 workshop.
Waiting list open until Thursday, March 29, 2012
This workshop is sponsored by the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese & The Center X California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP).