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Events for teachers at the K-12 Level

Creando Cuentos: Latin American Children's Literature Workshop

K-12 Teacher Workshop

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Three-day workshop for K-12 educators will cover different dimensions of Latin American children's literature, from the creative process to using children's literature in the classroom

Monday, June 24, 2024
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM (Pacific Time)UCLA

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Days of Instruction: 

June 24, 25, 26  2024
9:00 am - 2:30 pm 


UCLA Campus (this is an in-person event)


Incorporating literature is an effective way to develop students’ knowledge about the world around them. Short stories have always played an important role in academia, reflecting important cultural and historical traits distinctive to Latin America. The form is widely practiced by Latin American writers who often have devoted their entire careers to it, and it is greatly appreciated by critics and readers alike.

The workshop will introduce strategies for teaching about the region by exploring short stories and oral traditions that help illustrate the history and culture of Latin America. Participants will be introduced to selected Latin American short stories and authors to stimulate student interest in the region's culture, history, and geography and bolster their understanding of cultural concepts and historical events.

In addition to the rich themes presented in this workshop, participants will be provided with curriculum development sessions to enhance curriculum materials and develop their lesson plans that will help improve students’ literacy skills while understanding the historical and literary richness of the region.

Instructors will cover different dimensions of children’s literature, from the creative process to using children's literature in the classroom. 



Open to current K-12 educators in all disciplines. Please note that this workshop will be bilingual: Spanish and English


Registration for the workshop is completed in two steps:
1. Submission of short online application  Deadline June 20, 2024
2. $125.00 Online Payment (Debit/Credit Card).  This workshop is partially funded by the Department of Education Title VI. The registration fee will cover three days of workshop, materials, food, and parking. 

Seating is limited.


All participants are expected to be present and actively engaged all three-days of the workshop. In addition to classroom contact hours, participants are required to access reading materials, discussion questions, and other resources and assignments online via a course website. 

To receive LAUSD salary credit (approved for 1 multicultural salary point), teachers are required to complete all assignments and readings and produce a curriculum development project that incorporates material learned into standards-based lesson plans centered on the workshop's themes.

For additional information contact Veronica Zavala 

Cost: $125

Special Instructions

(Cost includes parking, breakfast, refreshments and course materials)

For more information please contact

Veronica Zavala

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute