Teacher Training Workshops

LACC hosts more than 400 primary and secondary school teachers per academic year for full-day workshops on Latin American and Caribbean politics, history, society and culture. The content-based workshops are led by experts on the region and provide teachers with the opportunity to discuss strategies for teaching various topics related to Latin America and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on the richness and diversity of the region.

Many of LACC's workshops for K-12 teachers are conducted in conjunction with partners including the Miami-Dade County Public School system, the Florida Humanities Council, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, the National Security Studies Summer Institute, and FIU's Center for International Business Education and Research (FIU CIBER). Recent workshops include "The Role of Caribbean Leaders in Black Intellectual Movements 1940s-1970s", "The Impact of US Elections on Latin America", "Afro-Latin America: Race, Ethnicity, Identity and Religion", "Language for Business: New Perspectives on Developing Language for Business Courses at the Secondary School Level", "Florida and the Caribbean: Historic Ties and Cultural Connections", and "Energy and Environment Security in the Americas".

For more information about LACC's Teacher Training Workshops, contact LACC's Associate Director, Liesl B. Picard at (305) 348-2894.