Summer K-12 Teacher Institute
Exploring Brazil: A Window into the Language & Culture of a Country on the Rise
June 9 – 13, 2013
University of Georgia
The University of Georgia, Tulane University, and Vanderbilt University will collaborate to offer a Summer Institute on Brazilian Culture and Portuguese Language for the K-12 classroom this summer 2013. K-12 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 4 day institute. The goal of this institute is to encourage and promote the teaching of Portuguese and the culture of Brazil through film, literature, service learning, and technology in any K-12 classroom. The institute will focus on the language, history, and geography of Brazil. Sessions will include Portuguese language instruction and participants will explore the culture, history, and geography of Brazil. Film screenings and other presentations will be incorporated into the institute to highlight contemporary and engaging cultural content for the K-12 classroom. During the week, educators will work in teams to develop interdisciplinary units that address applicable state learning standards, which they will bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues. Educators may receive a certificate of completion for 40 hours of professional development if desired. Participants in this institute may have the opportunity to take their experience exploring language and culture of Brazil further by travelling to Brazil in the summer of 2014 on a specialized curriculum development institute.
Sponsored in part through a Portuguese Flagship Program at the University of Georgia and through a Title VI U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant on Latin America awarded to Tulane University's Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Vanderbilt University's Center for Latin American Studies.
Registration Information Below:
Base Registration ($50) includes all materials, parking and registration to entire program with no meals or housing included. _You are responsible for making your own housing and dining accommodations._
Registration with Base Housing ($150) includes everything above as well as breakfast and lunch, and a double room on campus.
Registration with Private Housing ($200) includes everything and assures a private room and bath.
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*For more information contact:*
Denise Woltering (Tulane University), 504.862.3143, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Schmaltz (University of Georgia), 706.583.0388, email@example.com
Claire Gonzalez (Vanderbilt University), 615.343.1837, firstname.lastname@example.org