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K-12

The workshop was truly an unforgettable experience. I've already started talking to my students about the book. I can't wait to implement the lesson plans.
Participant in the 2015 Américas Award Workshop with Duncan Tonatiuh

Professional Development for K-12 Educators

Professional Development Awards

CLAS is offering support of up to $500 each for 10 K-12 or community college educators to participate in professional development that addresses the teaching of Latin America and/or its languages.

Américas Award Literature Workshops

Américas Award professional development workshops bring authors and faculty together with teachers to incorporate award-winning literature into classrooms.

Spanish Teachers Seminar

Teachers of Heritage Spanish learners design course materials and practices that promote literacy
development and align with Common Core State Standards, the World Language Content Standards, and the Advanced Placement (AP) themes.

Mexican Revolution and Nation-Building

In this course, historians from one of Mexico’s leading universities, El Colegio de México, will join US scholars to provide teachers with rich content knowledge on the Mexican Revolution and nation-building.

Summer Teacher Institutes Abroad

CLAS and other CLASP member institutions offer national and international summer institutes that are open to, and welcome participation from, teachers across the country.

EPIC Institutes

The Stanford Global Studies Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) offers professional development institutes designed for middle school, high school, and community college history or social science teachers/professors.

Additional Resources for Teachers

An abundance of resources designed to facilitate the teaching of Latin America in the K-12 classroom can be found across Stanford campus as well as in institutions for higher education across the nation.

Programs for K-12 Students

CLAS has a rich history of engaging with local K-12 students. Partnering with organizations across campus and in the community, CLAS teaches students about Latin America and latino heritage through an interdisciplinary lense.

CLAS is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center (NRC). Supported by the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of Title VI, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, NRCs serve to strengthen access to and training in the major languages of their respective regions, and to broaden area studies training across all disciplines.