2020 CLACS Summer Institute

Sparking Critical Thinking and Connection with Global News
Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean


June 29-July 1, 2020

Join us for a hands-on professional development workshop that will introduce methods for using global news stories and journalism skills to deepen students’ engagement with their curricula, while also increasing their critical thinking and communication skills. Featuring education staff from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit journalism organization that aims to increase public engagement with pressing issues by supporting journalism and educational outreach, the institute will also feature presentations by award-winning journalists who are currently covering pressing issues facing communities in Latin America and leading scholars who are training the next generation of media professionals in the ever-changing landscape of the industry.

Cost: $95 in-service teachers/$25 Education students (includes breakfasts, lunches, and materials). Dorm housing is available for $90/night.

Application deadline: May 10, 2020

Application Form

A collaboration between the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the Florida International University (FIU) Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. CLACS, LACIS and FIU are Title VI National Resource Centers, funded by the U.S.Department of Education.

Image: Venezuelan migrants at the Ecuadorian border (©UNICEF/ECU/2018/Arcos, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license)