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Making The Most Of Teacher Training Programs


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Making The Most Of Teacher Training Programs

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