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Summer Teacher Institutes Abroad

Upcoming Institute Abroad

Summer 2018:  "History of the Americas: Mexican Revolution & Nation-Building" in Mexico City, Mexico

Dates: July 24 - August 1, 2018

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

Mural Mexican RevolutionJoin CLAS, the Stanford Graduate School of Education's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET), and El Colegio de México for a Summer 2018 Institute Abroad in Mexico City! This new professional development institute abroad, designed for History and Social Science instructors, leads teachers to Mexico City to explore rich content on the Mexican Revolution and nation-building with El Colegio de México faculty and an expert CSET Pedagogy Instructor.

Previous Institutes Abroad

Summer 2016: Ecology & Sustainability: Experiences with Mexico's Biocultural Diversity in Veracruz, Mexio

In July 2016, CLAS, in partnership with the Graduate School of Education's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET), offered a professional development institute for secondary and community college STEM and social science educators. During this 10-day summer course, teachers went into the field in Mexico with Rodolfo Dirzo, Bing Professor in Environmental Science in the Department of Biology. Teachers participated in ecology, sustainability, and conservation science research (learning by doing) at Los Tuxtlas Tropical Biology Station; attended lectures and visits on resource management and sustainability at the Instituto de Ecología in Xalapa; and visited an indigenous community to learn about conservation efforts of tropical rainforest ecosystems via rural ecotourism. Upon returning from Mexico, teachers worked with science educators from the Graduate School of Education's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) to develop unit plans, lessons, or units for use in their classrooms.

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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.