Follow-Up Workshop on Gender Equality

On March 30th, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Education Department, with support from CLACS, the New York State Spanish Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (BETAC) at NYU, and the New York State Haitian BETAC  presented a follow-up workshop to the March 8th event titled “Teach UNICEF: Exploring Gender Equality through Global Education.” Participants returned toContinue reading “Follow-Up Workshop on Gender Equality”

Teaching Gender Equality in a Global Classroom

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, CLACS coordinated with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Education Department, the New York State Spanish Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (BETAC) at NYU, and and the New York State Haitian BETAC   to present the workshop “Teach UNICEF: Exploring Gender Equality through Global Education.”  The participants, mainly English Language LearningContinue reading “Teaching Gender Equality in a Global Classroom”

Teaching the Cold War and Latin America in a High School Classroom

On Monday January 31st, the CLACS Teacher Residency Program hosted the conference “Teaching the Cold War and Latin America in a High School Classroom.” The conference, held during a New York City Board of Education Professional Development day, was attended by public school teachers from over 25 schools across the metropolitan area. The day’s eventsContinue reading “Teaching the Cold War and Latin America in a High School Classroom”

Teaching Through the Arts

Over the last 4 years, CLACS has developed a strong partnership with the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Together we have organized comprehensive K-12 professional development programming which brings together pedagogy training for educators and Latin America and Caribbean-related content for use in New York City classrooms. Specifically, CLACS partners closelyContinue reading “Teaching Through the Arts”

Launching of the K-12 Teacher Residency Program

In September 2010, as part of its K-12 Outreach initiatives, CLACS launched the Teacher Residency Program. The Residency Program is structured, in part, on feedback from NYC teachers who have emphasized the need for more individualized support to develop their own teaching resources on Latin America. As part of their applications, teachers submitted individual researchContinue reading “Launching of the K-12 Teacher Residency Program”

K-12 Curricular Materials Now Online

In Fall 2009 and Spring 2010, CLACS participated in a year-long collaboration with several high schools in the New York area. Through these partnerships, CLACS placed NYU graduate students into classrooms where they offered lectures on social justice, language arts, history and economics. Several of the guest lecturers then used their presentations as the basisContinue reading “K-12 Curricular Materials Now Online”

Teaching Haiti in Context: A Workshop for Teachers

On Friday May 7th, CLACS, the Steinhardt School of Education of NYU the NYS Haitian Bilingual and ESL Technical Assistance Center (HABETAC), and Facing History, Facing Ourselves collaborated to present a two day workshop on Haiti for 40 teachers from all over the metropolitan area. The workshop was organized to support teachers in their effortsContinue reading “Teaching Haiti in Context: A Workshop for Teachers”

Cuba Today: A Presentation and Discussion with Students from the High School for Global Citizenship

On March 5th, 2010 twenty students from the High School for Global Citizenship (HSGC) in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn visited the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU for a presentation entitled “Cuba Today: A Snapshot of Cuba after the Special Period.” The visit was organized as part of a collaboration between an HSGCContinue reading “Cuba Today: A Presentation and Discussion with Students from the High School for Global Citizenship”

CLACS-Pan American International High School Exchange: Presentation of Final Projects

On Friday, January 22nd eleventh graders from the Pan-American International High School (PAIHS) in Elmhurst, Queens presented their final projects for a class on Latin American history and culture to a roundtable of CLACS-affiliated students and faculty. The innovative course, created by PAIHS teacher Carly Fox and Make the Road organizer Natalia Aristizabal and entitledContinue reading “CLACS-Pan American International High School Exchange: Presentation of Final Projects”

Presentation on Cuba-US Relations at Pan American International High School

Our names are Nelson Ubri and Paul Gomez. We are students from Pan American International High School in Queens. In our Latin America History class, we received a lesson on December 17th, 2009 from Franny Sullivan, a student from New York University (NYU). Franny Sullivan talked about how the United States helped Cuba to getContinue reading “Presentation on Cuba-US Relations at Pan American International High School”