ALBA announces 2012 Institutes for high school teachers in five states

February 17, 2012

The second Tampa teachers’ institute included a field trip to the Centro Asturiano, the main center of pro-loyalist activity during the Spanish Civil War in Tampa. During their visit teachers were shown the Republican flag that flew over the building through the end of the war. In addition, they obtained oral histories about activities within the city’s Latin community from former members the local Popular Front Committee: Delia Sanchez, José R. Oural, Aida Gonzalez, Elvira Garcia and Angel Rañon. Not only do teachers expect to use this information in their classes but in several cases they have made plans to invite these local activists to meet with their students.

ALBA is proud to announce its 2012 teaching institutes for high school teachers, made possible by the Puffin Foundation and donors like you:

  • March 17, 2012: Professional development day in Seattle, co-hosted by the Center for Spanish Studies and the Division of Spanish and Portuguese of the University of Washington, with Anthony Geist, Peter Carroll, and James D. Fernández. More information: contact.
  • May 15, 2012:  Professional  development day in Tampa, Florida, co-hosted by the University of Central Florida, with Peter Carroll and Fraser Ottanelli. More information: contact.
  • June 17-22, 2012: Six-day workshop in Oberlin, Ohio, co-hosted by Oberlin College and co-sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council. With Sebastiaan Faber, Peter Carroll, James D. Fernández, and Geoff Pingree. More information, including application forms, here.
  • November 6, 2012: Professional development day in New York City, co-hosted by NYU, with James D. Fernández and Peter Carroll. More information: contact.
  • November, 2012 (date TBA): Professional development day in New Jersey.