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Professional Development Opportunity for Texas K-12 Teachers

Mon, Mar 17, 2008

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), University of Texas at Austin, will provide up to $750 each for two K-12 teachers to participate in Latin America-related summer teacher institutes/courses offered nationally.

Through a national Latin American Studies Teacher Training Network, several National Resource Centers, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, are collaborating to give educators access to the quality summer teacher institutes offered throughout the country.

Expenses covered: LLILAS will provide up to $750 toward professional development expenses. Expenses might include round trip airfare, lodging, institute/course fees. Funds must be expended by August 17, 2008.

Summer programs: Applicants may propose activities other than those listed below. For updated summer Latin American Studies opportunities, see: www.ou

Summer Teachers' Institute 2008: Recognizing Rights and Responsibilities in the 21st Century

June 10-13, 2008

Tue, Feb 26, 2008

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
—Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In what ways are governments and other powerful institutions responsible to act toward individuals and toward each other “in a spirit of brotherhood”? How do we define human rights, in the most expansive sense of the term? And how are rights and resources being claimed and fought for around the world?

Hemispheres Summer Teachers’ Institute 2008 will explore the international context for the rights-related challenges we face today. We will look at specific cases that illustrate how people conceive of and struggle for crucial rights in civil, political, cultural, and economic realms. The workshop program is designed to address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Ski