2020 NCCLA Teaching & Learning Workshop

The North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA)

in collaboration with

CLACS Regional Faculty Associates
The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)

2020 Teaching and Learning Workshop

“Isn’t Brazil a City in Mexico?”
The Challenges of Leading Class Discussions on Latin America


Saturday, April 11, 2020

Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Iowa

The North Central Council of Latin Americanists is pleased to invite its members to participate in the Tenth  Annual Spring Teaching and Learning Workshop. The Spring Workshop is intended to build on the cross-disciplinary nature of the NCCLA Conference by bringing together Latin Americanists from a variety of different fields to talk about a particular topic or pedagogical tool in an informal, roundtable type of format.

This year, we will be talking about the unique challenges of leading discussion in classes about Latin America. Generally speaking, students come into our courses with very little background information about Latin America. This makes generating and maintaining conversations and discussions in class more difficult. In this workshop we will discuss tools and techniques to help mitigate this problem.

Latin Americanist faculty from all disciplines are invited to participate in the spring 2020 Teaching and Learning Workshop.  The workshop is offered in collaboration with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), a national organization supporting teaching, outreach and program development.

This is not an event where participants will share papers or give presentations. Instead, participants will simply share their difficulties and successes with each other. Our goal is for participants to be able to take direct action in their own courses based on what they’ve learned at the Workshop.

Registration Deadline: March 13, 2020

The workshop is hosted by Cornell College, with support from the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), a Title VI National Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.   Registration fee (including Friday dinner and Saturday lunch):  $30 (NCCLA members, CLACS members or RFAs) / $45 (non-member fee includes 1-year NCCLA membership); one night lodging provided by CLACS for the first 10 participants. Cornell College is located 30 minutes from Iowa City and 20 minutes from Cedar Rapids.

To register, please contact: Julie Kline (UW-Milwaukee) at jkline@uwm.edu

For further workshop details:  Eduardo Magalhães III (Simpson College) at eduardo.magalhaes@simpson.edu

Host: David Yamanishi (Cornell College) at dyamanishi@cornellcollege.edu