Teacher Training Workshops and Summer Institutes

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 University partners across the U.S.

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

Recent Teacher Training Workshops

  • "Teaching Portuguese K-16: Approaches and Methodologies for the 21st Century"
  • "Rise of the Dragon: China on the World Stage"
  • "Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Americas"
  • "Perspectives on Teaching Portuguese at Mainstream Schools Part V: The Place of Grammar in Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching"
  • “Latin America and the Caribbean in the Classroom: Celebrating Student Diversity to Make Social Studies, Reading & Art Meaningful"
  • "Explore Your World: Bringing Latin America into the Social Studies Classroom"
  • "Perspectives on Cuba in the 21st Century"
  • "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"
  • "Energy and Environment Security in the Americas"
  • "Ethnobotany Teacher Workshop: The Connection between Plants and Culture"
  • "Green Treasures: Plants for a Cure"
  • "Central America: People & the Environment. A Professional Development Institute for K-12 Teachers"

Summer Institutes

  • "Asian Diasporas in Latin America. CLACS Summer Teacher Institute"
  • "A Moveable Nation: Cuban Art and Cultural Identity in the Pérez Art Collection at FIU"
  • "Haitian Summer Institute"
  • "Tropical Botany"
  • "Global Issues and Digital Media: Integrating Latin American and Caribbean Themes into the Curriculum"
  • "Society and Politics in Contemporary Central America. CLACS Summer Teacher Institute."