Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

Upcoming Opportunities for Teachers

2016 Global Education Workshop: Teaching and Learning for Children in Poverty

Registration is now open for “A Globally-Focused Workshop on Teaching and Learning for Children in Poverty.” The K-12 Collaborative Teacher Workshop will be held Thursday, August 4 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis.

Viterbo, UW-Madison’s Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS), WIOC (the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium) and the Northwoods International School are jointly sponsoring this workshop for community K-12 educators and others who interact with children living in poverty.

Participants will hear from national presenters on the topic of poverty and will develop skills and tools to serve our marginalized youth whose background puts them at an educational disadvantage. The presenters include:

  • Araceli Alonso, an associate faculty member in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and in the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison.
  • Jennifer Chertow, an instructor of social and cultural anthropology at Oakton Community College, who also creates art with the aim of bringing art practices to vulnerable populations.
  • Dadit Hidayat, an instructor at the UW-Madison Institute for Environmental Studies who has been co-teaching a capstone course on community-based research with the South Madison Farmers’ Market as part of the Cultivate Health Initiative.
  • David Holt, a sociology instructor at Nicolet College with more than 10 years of college teaching experience and a research background in social movements, among other areas.
The registration fee is $30 for the workshop, which includes lunch and teaching resources. If you would like to receive one graduate credit from Viterbo, the fee is $135.


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