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,… Continue Reading »

Another Successful Summer Teacher Institute

CLACS hosted the 2019 Summer Teacher Institute, “Society and Politics in Contemporary Central America.” Twenty-four educators and 1 student came together to participate and share resources. These educators represented K-12 and post-secondary institutions from five states.

The materials used in this conference can be found here.

The institute was a collaboration between 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 

2019 Summer Teacher Institute

July 10-12, 2019
A generation has passed since the 1987 Central American peace accords which promised to end the civil wars and lay the foundation for democratic practice in the region.  El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, however, are today some of the world’s most violent societies.  The current migration crisis highlights the fragility of institutions…… Continue Reading »