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.

Summer Educator Institute

The goal of the Summer Educator 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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Teacher Exchange Program

The goal of the Teacher Exchange Program is for educators in Mexico and the United State to share knowledge and perspectives on educational systems and teaching pedagogies. As part of the program, two to three K-16 teachers will travel to Mexico for approximately ten days, where they will be hosted by Mexican teachers and participate in a variety of activities held at different Mexican institutions.

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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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IV International Symposium of Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP)/CIBER Business Language Conference

The IV International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) was hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida and the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs). The purpose of the conference was to share innovations and visions of a future where LSP is a standard and integral component of the curriculum.

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Preparing Students for the Global Workplace

The Preparing Students for the Global Workplace workshop took place in New Smyrna Beach, FL in June of 2019. Learn more about the workshop and upcoming opportunities for K-16 educators!

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