Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Educator Workshops

LLILAS Public Engagement hosts on-campus training seminars for in-service and pre-service teachers throughout the year. With Hemispheres, we also offer professional development presentations at school districts and regional service centers around the state. Please contact Lindsey Engelman for more information on upcoming events or resources from past workshops.

In conjuction with Hemispheres, LLILAS organizes a week-long Summer Teachers' Institute, which focuses on a different world studies theme each year. The long-term success of the institute is due to the fact that topics, selected in consultation with the standards, are coupled with expert speakers from the university. Recent topics have included: Cold War Cultures; Unraveling Race and Ethnicity; Sense of Place: Intersecting Geography, History, and Culture; and Recognizing Rights and Responsibilities in the 21st Century. For more information, please visit the Hemispheres Summer Teachers' Institute archive.

Upcoming Events

K-16 Teacher Workshop — Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Brazilian flags

Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:30 AM–12:30 PM

Hackett Room, SRH 1.313 (see map)
The University of Texas at Austin

This workshop is free and open to in-service and pre-service teachers and faculty from community colleges and minority serving institutions. Teachers can earn up to three hours of professional development credits.
Registration required. Please e-mail Lindsey Engelman to register for the workshop.

For more information, contact Lindsey Engelman at 512-232-2404.

Past Events

Using Culturally Relevant Literature in the Elementary Classroom (2016)
Workshop presented by Caroline Sweet, 4th Grade Bilingual Teacher, and Stacey Smith, Library Media Specialist. Featuring an introduction by Angela Valenzuela, professor in the UT College of Education and co-founder of Academia Cuauhtli. Attendees learned how to structure units of study around culturally relevant literature, were introduced to nearly 200 titles, and received a free book for the classroom.


K–16 Teacher Workshop — Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (2015)
A hands-on workshop, led by Vivian Flanzer, a senior lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and creator of ClicaBrasil, for Spanish-speaking K–16 educators provides the tools to start speaking and understanding the Portuguese language in the context of Brazilian culture.

Chile 1973: An International Search for Truth and Justice (2010)
Organized in collaboration with the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, this workshop explored Chile's political situation in 1973; the case of Charles Horman, an American freelance journalist who was abducted, tortured, and executed during Chile's 1973 coup d'état; human rights violations in Chile; and resources for teaching about human rights globally.

Teaching Innovation in World History: Latin America as a Case Study (2009)
Part of a series sponsored by The Foreign Policy Research Institute's Wachman Center, this workshop addressed the history of innovation from economic, scientific/technological, and sociological perspectives.

An Interdisciplinary Look at Mexican Culture, Film, and Theatre (2007)
Coordinated by UT's Performing Arts Center and co-sponsored by LLILAS, this workshop included faculty lectures and presentations of curriculum projects designed by teachers who participated in a UT-led Fulbright program on Mexico's performing arts.

Mariachi across the Curriculum: A Workshop for Educators (2006)
The workshop focused on making cross-curricular connections. The study of mariachi in an academic context, in addition to empowering students who participate in it, adds to our understanding and appreciation of Mexican and Mexican-American history and culture.

Zoot Suit Workshop and Symposium (2004)
In conjunction with the Performing Arts Center at UT, LLILAS Outreach organized a workshop on teaching the history of the Zoot Suit riots and possible inclusion of the play/film, "Zoot Suit," in the classroom.

  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712