Summer Teacher Institute


The goal of our summer teacher institute is to guide teachers through a discovery of Latin America and content integration across the curriculum. Below is information regarding our current and upcoming initiatives. We also encourage you to review our Summer Teacher Institute Archive for past initiatives.


Please Note This Year's Institute Has Been Canceled

2020 Summer Teacher Institute
  June 4 - 16, 2020 (tentative)
Location: Campeche, Mexico

This institute introduces global competencies and helps educators integrate global themes within their daily curriculum. The institute also employs innovative uses of technology to collaborate across borders. Sample topics addressed in the 2018 institute were comparative education, identity and belonging, and sustainable development.

Participants will learn different ways to better prepare students to navigate an increasingly complex world where problem-solving and critical thinking needs to take local and global perspectives into account. Florida is considered the gateway to Latin America based on proximity, trade, and the number of visitors from the region. An introduction to the region contributed to increased understanding of the variety of Latino populations in our communities and schools. In this program, participants will learn about Mexico as one example of the countries that make up the fascinating world region of Latin America.

The institute will include virtual pre-departure meetings, in addition to follow-up activities once back in the U.S. We are committed to supporting teachers as they integrate new ideas into the curriculum aligned with their local requirements and standards.

Campeche 2018 Program

Program Costs: A limited number of scholarships are available through USDOE Title VI funding. Accepted applicants are responsible to pay for the round trip airfare from their home location to Campeche, Mexico, some meals, and incidental personal expenses. There is a supplemental fee for those who want to have an individual room at the Hotel Castelmar.

Contact for any questions: 

Mary Risner
Associate Director