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    • Leveraging the Global Resources of Higher Education MAKING THE MOST OF TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS Natalie Arsenault Outreach Director Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies The University of Texas at Austin
    • Types of Teacher Training
    • On-campus workshops
    • Recent workshops • —U Washington • Middle Eastern–European Intersections—UCLA • Historical Perspectives on Latin American Popular Culture— UW-Milwaukee • The Teaching of Africa—Yale • Recognizing Rights and Responsibilities in the 21st Century— UT-Austin
    • Study abroad programs
    • Types of programs Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad University-organized, grant-funded Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/index.html Organized by Fulbright Commissions, grant- funded NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes University-organized, grant-funded Short term programs University-organized, self-funded
    • Potential funding sources On-campus workshops • Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP): 6 universities that support teachers to attend workshops in other regions • Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC): 10–12 universities that will support teachers to attend workshops in other regions [forthcoming, 2010–2011] Study abroad programs www.fundforteachers.org: national program but only accept applicants from specific school districts
    • In-service professional development
    • Role of administrators • Identify needs • Disseminate information • Assist with funding or facilitate attendance in other ways • Offer opportunities for educators to share their training with their colleagues
    • Benefits to educator-attendees • Expansion of regional content knowledge • Exposure to current trends • Access to leading scholars & university resources • Resources (and, perhaps, funding) for curriculum development • Implementation of new information in the classroom
    • Integration of content • Gather resources: from speakers, handouts, outreach coordinator • Work with colleagues to determine areas of integration: new unit or supplementary materials for existing curriculum? • Research curriculum developed by NRCs and other teachers
    • Sharing resources • Work with your colleagues to cover shared areas of interest and develop new curriculum • Research and post resources online • Present at school, district, regional, and national meetings
    • Questions? Natalie Arsenault, Outreach Director Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies The University of Texas at Austin n.arsenault@mail.utexas.edu (512) 232-2404 Web site: www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/outreach/ Hemispheres: www.utexas.edu/orgs/hemispheres/