Join us for a unique educational experience!

Each year, at least one in-service teacher workshop is held to provide training on Latin American topics to Kansas K-12 educators. An interdisciplinary panel of faculty and community members are invited to present at the workshops and facilitate discussions. See below for information on upcoming events and a sampling of workshops previously offered.


To register, please contact Danika Swanson, Outreach Coordinator with the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at or 785.864.3899.


Past Workshops


Exploring, Understanding and Integrating Installation Art in our Classrooms, Educator Workshop with Artist-in-Residence Diego Teo
Saturday, October 12th, 2013. Spencer Museum of Art.

Art Installation Resources (provided by Dr. Steven Duval, Postdoctoral Researcher​, Spencer Museum of Art):                                

  •        "Installation Art 101" – PowerPoint
  •        "Installation Art 101" - Notes​
  •        A video of Diego Teo’s presentation on his installation at the Spencer Art Museum, “Comanche is Dead,” is also available upon request.   This is a wonderful resource for teachers looking for examples of Arts Integration and cross-curricular connections; Diego’s project uses art as a tool to re-examine U.S. historical events. Please, contact to request this resource.


Educator Workshop on Global Environmental Concerns
Saturday, April 6th, 2013. The Commons, Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.


Educator Workshop on the Caribbean
Saturday, January 26th, 2013.
Caribbean Educator Workshop Resources

Reinvisioning Spanish Language Education: A Critical Pedagogical Approach, Professor Jennifer Leeman of George Mason University
Saturday, October 20, 2012. Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

Dia de los Muertos Educator Workshop presented by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, The Spencer Museum of Art, and the Watkins Community History Museum
Saturday, September 22, 2012. The Watkins Community Museum of History

Health in Latin America Symposium, hosted by the University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
September 7th, 2012. The Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union

Peru and the Amazon, presented by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies & the Spencer Museum of Art
Friday, June 22nd, 2012. Held in conjunction with the 39 Trails Exhibit at The Spencer Museum of Art

Global World Heritage Sites with Special Lecturer on Chichen Itzá by: Dr. John Hoopes, Anthropology, KU
Saturday, February 25th, 2012. The Lied Center for Kansas Pavillion


Teacher Reach-Out: Incorporating the African Diaspora in Latin America into your classroom and networking session: For K-12 Educators
Saturday, January 28th, 2012.


Teacher Reach-Out: How to bring Paraguay into your classroom and networking session: For K-12 Educators
Saturday, October 15th, 2011.


Teacher Reach-Out: Cinco de Mayo Workshop and Networking Session: For K-12 Educators
Saturday April 30, 2010


La Virgen de Guadalupe: Cultural and Educational Significance: For K-12 Educators
December 4th, 2010

No me olvides ("Don't Forget Me") : Including the Latino Experience in Kansas Education.
October 3, 2009

Workshops Prior to 2009


Dr. Jacques Jovin, the dean of the Faculté d'Ethnologie at the State University of Haiti, will speak at KU on April 21, 5-8pm at The Commons at Spooner Hall. This is an inaugural event for KU's exciting partnership with the Faculté which, with funds from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, will bring Haitian anthropologists to KU from 2014-2018.

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