March 28-29, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and The Jack and Mary McCall Charitable Foundation
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27599-1020 DIRECTIONS
North Carolina’s Latinx population has grown 136 percent since 2000, according to the most recent Pew Research Center survey. World View’s Latin America and North Carolina seminar will help educators address the unique opportunities this brings to N.C. classrooms. Delve into the history, politics, arts and culture of Latin America and learn about model programs for understanding and supporting Latinx students and families.
|Tuesday, March 28|
|8:30 a.m.||Check-in and Registration with Continental Breakfast|
Charlé LaMonica and Neil Bolick, World View
Ron Strauss, Executive Vice Provost and Chief International Officer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Remedios Gómez Arnau, Consul General
Consulate General of Mexico
|9:15 a.m.||Plenary: Understanding the Next Generation of Latino Students
Paul Cuadros, UNC School of Media & Journalism
|10:30 a.m.||Break and Booking Signing with Paul Cuadros, author of A Home on the Field|
|10:45 a.m.||Concurrent Sessions I: Understanding and Teaching Latin America
|1:15 p.m.||Plenary: The Puzzle of Cuba-U.S. Relations
Louis Pérez, Department of History and Institute for the Study of the Americas, UNC-Chapel Hill
|2:15 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions II: Teaching Latin America and Latinx Students
|3:45 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions III: Teaching Latin America and Latinx Students
|Wednesday, March 29|
|8:00 a.m.||Coffee, Juice and Pastries|
|8:30 a.m.||Plenary: Skills of the “Unskilled”: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants
Jacqueline Hagan, Department of Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill
|9:30 a.m.||Latin American Film: Screening and Discussion
Fotoperiodista: Documenting Tijuana’s Refugee Crisis
|10:45 a.m.||Student Panel: The Scholars’ Latino Initiative: Overcoming Obstacles to Prepare Immigrant Students for Success
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and N.C. High School Students
Moderator: Ricky Hurtado, N.C. Sli
|12:00 p.m.||Next Steps
Charlé LaMonica, World View
Concurrent Sessions I: Understanding and Teaching Latin America
K-12 and Community Colleges
Education and Opportunities for Brazilian Youth
Frederico Castellões, Department of Romance Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Patricia Fuentes Lima, Department of Romance Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This session will explore the new Brazilian National Education Plan, the Plano Nacional de Educação (PNE, 2014) and reflect on its 20 benchmarks for the public schools of Rio de Janeiro. These targets have a 10-year timeframe and cover all aspects, from preschool to professional training. We’ll also look at the transculturation of the old education system into the new objectives of the PNE and its implementation.
Costa Rica: Latin America Migrant Crisis
Fabiola Salas Villalobos, Department of Foreign Language, Durham Academy
This session is required for Costa Rica/Nicaragua study abroad trip participants.
In April 2016 7,000 Cubans entered Costa Rica. In May, an estimated 9,000 Africans entered Costa Rica. And in June, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated that more than 20,000 Africans were in transit to the United States and would pass through Costa Rica on the way. Each of these migrant groups has a different journey and migrants have different experiences as they travel toward their final destination, the United States. This session presents media narratives, government approaches, solutions and the current state of this migrant crisis, with close attention to its multiple layers of complexity affecting migrants, host countries and the region.
Migration of Mexicans to the United States
Remedios Gómez Arnau, Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico
The Consul General will provide a broad overview of the origin of Mexican migration to the United States and how it has impacted the bilateral relation between Mexico and the United States throughout the years.
Health Issues in Latin America
Raul Necochea, Department of Social Medicine and Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This session will address attendees’ questions about health topics in Latin America, including forms of health services available, main health concerns for Latin Americans and emerging health issues for Latin American migrants in the United States.
Américas Award Books: Resources on Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinx Communities
Emily Chávez , UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Francis Curiel, UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
This session will introduce teachers to the Américas Award books. The Américas Award was founded in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean or Latinos in the United States and provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. We will discuss the importance of culturally relevant and diverse literature in the classroom, expose teachers to some of the award-winning titles and corresponding curriculum guides and share the UNC-Duke Consortium’s initiatives to support schools and teachers in accessing and utilizing these materials.
Concurrent Sessions II: Teaching Latin America and Latinx Students
K-12 and Community College
Integrating Latin American Art into the Classroom
Lisandra Estevez, Department of Art and Visual Studies, Winston-Salem State University
This session focuses on how teachers and instructors can incorporate Latin American art and history into their K-12 and community college classes. It will provide a general overview of educational materials and resources relevant to the rich and diverse art, history and geography of Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Part of this session’s discussion will address a racially and ethnically diverse group of artists, as well as the many women who made extraordinary contributions to the region’s visual culture. Hands-on, interactive activities will support high-touch, high-impact practices so that educators can creatively implement this material in their curricula.
Teatro del Oprimido: Using Latin American Theatre Practices to Empower Youth and Educators’ Collective Problem Solving
Michael Domínguez, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alexa Schleien,Interdisciplinary Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This highly interactive session will introduce participants to the Latin American theatre practice of Teatro del Oprimido (theater of the oppressed). Teatro seeks to create space for participants to learn and grow by actively confronting the challenges in their lives and worlds, creating community dialogues and space for collective problem solving. For historically marginalized youth (and their teachers), the practices of teatro can help develop an ability to confront, and disrupt, the challenges they face daily, and connect to Latin American history and practices. During our session, we will explore the roots of this practice in Latin America and show how teatro can be used in a range of classroom settings and for a range of educative purposes by actively participating in activities ourselves to “rehearse the revolution.” Participants can expect to leave this session having learned a new pedagogical tool that will help them and their students reflect on ways they might actively disrupt the everyday oppressions that exist in classrooms, schools and our own actions.
Growing Success for ELs in the Content and DL/I Classroom
Ivanna Mann Thrower Anderson, ESL/Title III Consultant, N.C. Department of Public Instruction
Joan Lachance, Cato College of Education, University of North Carolina Charlotte
This interactive presentation will explore the NCDPI vision for ELs in North Carolina in the content, ESL and DL/I classroom. Participants will leave with ideas for how they can apply these ideas at the district and school level. Preservice preparation as well as in-service support will be discussed.
Technology for English Learners
Anabel Gonzalez, ESL teacher, Iredell-Statesville Schools and N.C. Department of Public Instruction English Learner Support Team
Karen Solis, ESL teacher, Gaston County Schools and N.C. Department of Public Instruction English Learner Support Team
Meaningful and purposeful use of technology can transform instruction for ELs by enhancing and increasing academic achievement and accelerating English language acquisition. A variety of digital tools will be presented that will enhance the learning process and equip learners as they enter a technology-rich global marketplace.
Understanding the Latino Culture: Bridging the Gap for Student Success
MariaRosa Rangel, Office of Equity Affairs, Wake County Public School System
If your school is faced with a growing Latino population, this is the workshop for you. In this session, you will learn about Latino cultural norms and values, demographics and challenges faced by families and students immigrating to the United States. Participants will walk away with specific culturally relevant strategies to increase family engagement and student achievement.
Concurrent Sessions III: Teaching Latin America and Latinx Students
K-12 and Community College
One Size Does Not Fit All: Using WIDA Can Do Descriptors to Make ESL-Friendly Classrooms
Christian Walter, ESL Specialist, Guilford County Schools
Have you ever wondered why some long-term ESL students easily get frustrated and can’t do the same work or projects as their peers? If you are a content teacher who wants to get a deeper understanding of effective differentiated instruction for ESL students (Standard IV A), this session is for you! This workshop unveils tools to interpret ESL WIDA scores to make better lesson plans. Participants will expand their ESL students’ awareness to better meet their needs and will also use the WIDA Can Do Descriptors through hands-on activities to improve lesson planning.
The SIOP Model – Academic Achievement for English Learners
Joanne Marino, ESL/Title III Consultant, N.C. Department of Public Instruction (retired)
Explore an instructional model intended for mainstream classrooms that helps all students, especially ELs, acquire academic knowledge as they develop English language proficiency. SIOP provides a framework for organizing instruction so that teachers are supported in planning and delivering high-quality instruction while addressing the linguistic needs of their students. SIOP can be implemented in all content areas, at all grade levels and at all English proficiency levels.
New Roots/ Nuevas Raíces: Voices from Carolina del Norte
Laura Villa Torres, New Roots, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Welcome to New Roots: Voices from Carolina del Norte, a digital archive that contains the oral histories of Latin American migrants in North Carolina and the experiences of North Carolinians that have worked for the integration of new settlers into the state. In this session, participants will increase their knowledge about Latinos in North Carolina, will understand how the digital archive works and will have the opportunity to practice with pre-prepared lesson plans.
Designing Lesson Plans to Integrate Cultural Diversity of ELs
Laura Bridges, ESL Lead Teacher, Rutherford County
Integrating cultural diversity of EL students into teacher lesson plans is the focus of this session. Be prepared to view various lesson plan templates, ideas, activities and strategies that will help you blend your ELs’ backgrounds and unique perspectives into your practice. Learn to enrich your lessons and reach all of your students with these research-based resources.
Connecting Colleges to Central America: Capacity Building for Study Abroad
Suzanne LaVenture, Director of International Education and Faculty, Spanish, Davidson County Community College
DCCC was one of 16 institutions that recently won a $50,000 Capacity Building Grant for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad from the U.S. State Department. The proposal involved creating a service-learning program in Guatemala, which will occur in May 2017. Central Piedmont and Asheville-Buncombe Technical community colleges serve as consortium partners for the program. The session will cover the grant process and proposal and open a dialogue about potential study abroad consortia for North Carolina community colleges.
Week 1: Required Reading
Vasilogambros, Matt. “The Ethnic Groups That Still Believe in the American Dream.” The Atlantic. March 8, 2016.
Week 2: Required Reading / Study Guide for Credit Certificate
A certificate for one and a half (1½) continuing education (CEU) credits for K-12 educators or 15 hours of professional development contact hours (PDCH) for community college educators will be awarded to participants who attend the Latin America and North Carolina seminar and complete the 2017 WV Latin America and North Carolina Seminar Study Guide (fillable Word document) based on the following required reading:
“U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since Onset of the Great Recession.” Pew Research Center. September 8, 2016.
“Demographic Profile of Hispanics in North Carolina.” Pew Research Center. 2014.
Lopez, Mark. “Hispanic and Latino Identity Is Changing.” The New York Times. June 17, 2015.
Author, A Home on the Field, How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America
Co-founder, Latina/o Caucus
Associate Professor, UNC School of Media & Journalism
|Team of four||$600||$1,200|
|Each additional team member||$150||$300|
|Team of four||$1,000||2,000|
|Each additional team member||$250||$500|
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UNC Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599