K-16 Professional Development


The Center for Latin American Studies' Outreach Program provides a variety of resources for K-16 professional development. We encourage you to look through the below resources to learn more.


Workshops are held in a variety of locations for teachers who want to incorporate Latin American Studies into their curriculum. The workshops typically feature presentations given by UF faculty or graduate students from disciplines such as anthropology, political science, history, music, sociology, wildlife science, botany, and others. Participants include K–12 teachers as well as community college instructors. The program also offers workshops for teachers in cooperation with school districts.

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Summer Teacher Institute

The goal of the Summer Teacher Institute is to guide teachers through a discovery of Latin America and content integration across the curriculum. The Institute introduces global competencies and helps educators integrate global themes into their daily curriculum.

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Florida Connected

Florida Connected is a conference dedicated to empowering Florida educators with tools to create global citizens in their classrooms. The world is quickly changing and as we approach the 21st century it is imperative that our students are prepared to enter into a fast-paced globally integrated society.

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