Upcoming FREE Professional Development Programs for Teachers



Center for the Liberal Arts
presents the following Professional Development Programs for Teachers

Spring 2016 Programs are available for FREE to Virginia K-12 Teachers

 
Coffee, pastries, and lunch are provided free for all participants. Participants will also receive a certificate indicating completion of at least four-and-a-half hours of professional development.


 


La experiencia de los inmigrantes latinos en los Estados Unidos

April 23, 2016
To be held at Zehmer Hall
Este año el Taller de Primavera está dedicado a estudiar distintos aspectos de la inmigración hispanoamericana a los Estados Unidos tomando en cuenta factores históricos, políticos, sociales, además de literarios.

Profesor Daniel Chávez, Universidad de New Hampshire – “La inmigración centroamericana y mexicana a los EEUU”

Profesora Mané Lagos, Universidad de Virginia – “Retrato de una artista cubano americana: Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) en un poema de la poeta cubana Nancy Morejón”

Profesor Gustavo Pellón, Universidad de Virginia – “La cultura cubana del exilio”

The Experience of Latin American Immigrants in the United States

April 23rd, 2016
To be held at Zehmer Hall
This year the Spring Program will be devoted to the study of different aspects of Latin American immigration to the United States, taking into account historical, political, social, as well as literary factors

Professor Daniel Chávez, University of New Hampshire – “Central American and Mexican Immigration to the United States”

Professor Mané Lagos, Universidad de Virginia – “Portrait of a Cuban-American Artist: Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) in a Poem by Cuban Poet Nancy Morejón”

Professor Gustavo Pellón, Universidad de Virginia – “The Culture of the Cuban Exile”


2016 Summer Writing Invitational Institute

July 11-22, 2016
To be held at Ruffner Hall, Room 302
The Center for the Liberal Arts in partnership with the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia is pleased to invite Central Virginia K-12 teachers from all disciplinary backgrounds to apply for the 2016 Summer Writing Invitational Institute, under the auspices of the Central Virginia Writing Project (CVWP) in collaboration with the National Writing Project.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Abell Yancey at 434-982-5205 or rla@virginia.edu.


“All Men Are Created Equal”? Thomas Jefferson and Community Life at Monticello and the University of Virginia

July 17-23 or July 24-30, 2016
This professional development program seeks to bring school teachers together with some of the foremost scholars on Thomas Jefferson in two week long seminars during July 2016 (applicants choose either July 17-23 or July 24-30). These residential seminars will explore not only the public spaces that Monticello and the University of Virginia represent, but the private ruminations of their founder as seen through textual, architectural, and archaeological evidence. Such a study, located in historic Charlottesville, Virginia and conducted at Monticello and on grounds at the University, will afford participants an unusual opportunity for understanding the private life of Thomas Jefferson that will provide insight into his public institutions, his most prominent writings, and the seemingly contradictory aspects of his public image and private life. Sponsored by the Center for the Liberal Arts at the University of Virginia and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For detailed program information and application procedures, please visit thomasjeffersonandcommunitylife.com or call Becky Yancey at 434-982-5205.
Applications are due March 1, 2016.