ALBA Teachers’ Institute Expands into Ohio

March 6, 2010

After holding successful week-long institutes for high-school teachers in New York City and Tampa, Florida, last year, ALBA is proud to announce its first institute in the Midwest, entitled “Ohio and the Spanish Civil War.” Co-sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council, Oberlin College, and the Puffin Foundation, this interdisciplinary institute will allow 20 Ohio high-school faculty in social studies, Spanish, and English language arts to spend a week at Oberlin College working with primary sources, learning about the war in Spain and its impact on Ohioans—including David McKelvy White (son of a former Ohio governor), Salaria Kea (an African-American nurse), and Carl Geiser (who died last year). The program will help teachers develop materials to use in their classrooms. The resulting lesson plans will also be posted on the ALBA website. The institute will be held in Oberlin on June 13-18, 2010. Interested teachers should contact the institute director, Sebastiaan Faber, at More information and application materials here.