Summer 2018 Latin American Studies Educators' Workshop: Modern Andean Points of View: The Andes and Their People
Date:Mon, 6/4/2018 - Fri, 6/8/2018
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Teaching about diversity requires imagining a different type of world. We believe that the Andes provides a good overview of this type of world,with its imperfections and its incredible achievements. In this workshop we offer a cohesive view of an important region in the Latin American cultural landscape: the Andes and their people. By learning about the ancestral and current views and practices of the Andean people, educators will be able to see how cultural diversity is the result of careful balance between community needs and careful use of natural and cultural resources.
Day-Workshop: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (each day)
This workshop will cover these basic topics:
- The linguistic diversity of the Andean region (including its interaction with Spanish)
- The syncretism its culture offers between modern and Pre--Columbian beliefs
- The social organization of indigenous people and the notions of solidarity and extended family as community
- The solutions that Andean people offer to problems like climate change and the risks of uncontrolled economic growth. This workshop will also provide suggestions and models for class preparations, particularly for those in bilingual programs.
- 6-hours of daily contact (30 hours total)
- Introduction to Andean populations, cul-tures, ecologies, and economic growth.
- Materials created by our instructors
- Activities supported with authentic aural/visual materials (music, films, YouTube videos, etc.)
- Opportunity for participants to share, make revisions to their own materials, and/or create new materials to be shared by al
- Directed to Middle School, High School, and Community College Educators and Librarians interested in Latin American Studies
- Some knowledge of Latin America is desirable but not required
- Illinois K-12 educators are elegible to receive ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH). Others are elegible to receive General University Continuing Education units (CEU).
Registration & Cost
- Visit the Summer 2018 Latin American Studies Educators' Workshop webpage for Electronic Registration Form
- Registration Fee: $75.00 (includes snacks and materials)
- Registration Deadline is Friday, May 25, 2018
- Housing: University Dorms can be provided only to out of town participants at no extra cost (double occupancy only).