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Professional Development Workshops

LAII: K12 Educators: Professional Development Workshops

Professional development workshops for K-12 educators are offered throughout the year. These workshops cover a variety of sociocultural topics and bilingual teaching strategies. Participants receive relevant content and materials that they can then incorporate into their curriculum and classroom. Certificates of professional development are provided to participants.

Many of these workshops are offered through ongoing partnerships with the Centro Español de Recursos - Albuquerque (CER)Instituto Cervantes of AlbuquerqueMexican Consulate of Albuquerque, National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC), UNM Art Museum, and the Albuquerque Museum.

Below are upcoming and recent workshops and related activities.

K-12 Professional Development

Monday, December 11, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer Book Group: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute for our casual Vamos a Leer book group, a space dedicated to teachers discussing authentic and engaging Latinx literature for elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Each month we share curriculum, raffle a free copy of next month’s title, discuss Latinx culture and literary themes, and enjoy a pint.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Aurolyn Luykx

LAII Lecture Series: The Contradictory Fortunes of Bilingual Education in the US and Latin America

Aurolyn Luykx, University of Texas at El Paso

Join us for the last presentation in the Fall 2017 LAII Lecture Series as we welcome to campus Dr. Aurolyn Luykx, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Teacher Education at the University of Texas at El Paso.


Wednesday, November 08, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Frida Kahlo

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Frida Kahlo and (Self) Representations

Join us for this free professional development workshop focused on the life and art of Frida Kahlo. Using the UNM Art Museum exhibit, Frida Kahlo - Her Photos, as a starting point, the workshop will examine the commonalities and differences in Kahlo's own depictions of herself and how others portrayed her. In doing so, we draw attention to questions about an artist's ability to control his or her own representation.


Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jesús Cossio

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Addressing Social Issues through Comic-Making

Jesús Cossio

Join us for a morning of professional development focused on addressing critical social issues through art, specifically drawing upon the experiences of Jesús Cossio, an internationally-recognized graphic novelist and comic artist from Peru.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Frida Kahlo

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Understanding Frida Kahlo from a Personal Perspective

Join us for this free professional development workshop focused on the life and art of Frida Kahlo. The evening will include private screening of a documentary related to the UNM Art Museum's current exhibition on Frida, followed by a focused tour of the exhibit.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Día de los Muertos

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Día de los Muertos and Cultural Literacy in Practice

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute and the National Hispanic Cultural Center for a free professional development workshop for K-12 educators focused on Día de los Muertos. Using culturally relevant resources, participants will learn how to integrate Día de los Muertos into their classrooms through art and literacy based activities that explore the history and practices associated with this tradition.


Monday, October 09, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 am

Vamos a Leer Book Group: Reputationes by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute for our casual Vamos a Leer book group, a space dedicated to teachers discussing authentic and engaging Latinx literature for elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Each month we share curriculum, raffle a free copy of next month’s title, discuss Latinx culture and literary themes, and enjoy a pint.


Wednesday, October 04, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Piñatas

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Piñatas: From Historical Traditions to Popular Symbolism

Join us for this special professional development workshop designed just for K-12 educators. The evening will feature independent artist and educator Isaías D. Rodríguez, aka the Little Piñata Maker.


Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Rethinking Columbus

K-12 Educator's Workshop: Rethinking Columbus

Join us for this special professional development workshop designed just for K-12 educators. The evening will feature independent artist and educator Isaías D. Rodríguez, aka the Little Piñata Maker.


Monday, September 11, 2017 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Vamos a Leer: A Book Group for Teachers: Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar

Join the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute for our casual Vamos a Leer book group, a space dedicated to teachers discussing authentic and engaging Latinx literature for elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Each month we share curriculum, raffle a free copy of next month’s title, discuss Latinx culture and literary themes, and enjoy a pint.