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Cities in Latin America: Ancient to Modern

Professional development opportunity for K-12 educators from all disciplines

Cities in Latin America: Ancient to Modern

Guanajuato City

Days of Instruction:

Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22, 2018
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


This intensive five-day summer workshop will examine cities in Latin America from ancient Indigenous urban settlements such as Teotihuacan and Mexico-Tenochtitlan to the contemporary metropolis of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. The workshop will feature interdisciplinary presentations and discussions on a variety of relevant topics, from architecture and urban planning to the creation of multicultural spaces and promotion of the arts. This workshop will enable K-12 teachers to reflect on the many characteristics that Latin American cities share with those in other parts of the world, as well as the factors that make cities in Latin America unique. Educators will gain the knowledge and tools to enrich their current standards-based curriculum with studies of historic cities in Latin America, and to learn about the backgrounds and cultures of many students in their classrooms.
Finally, we will encourage teachers to think of how Los Angeles compares with many of the cities discussed in the workshop, and how LA is linked to Latin America by its history and population. The workshop will include curriculum sessions designed to integrate new material and resources into the classroom.

Open to K-12 educators from all disciplines.
Cost & Registration:$125 (includes parking, breakfast/refreshments, and course materials)

To register for this workshop please complete the following steps:
1. Complete the online registration form
2. Submit $125 Online Payment (Debit/Credit Card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)

Approved for 2 LAUSD Salary Points (multicultural)

Course Requirements:

You must be able to attend all workshop sessions. Participants will have access to reading materials, discussion questions, and other resources and assignments online via a course website.

To receive LAUSD salary credit, participants must attend all sessions and access the online course site to complete readings and assignments. Participants will submit a reflective essay and standards-based lesson plans centered on the workshop's themes as their final assignment.

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Contact: Veronica Zavala | 310-825-4572