Upcoming Free Saturday Workshops for Teachers
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations & Center for the Liberal Arts
presents the following upcoming FREE workshops
Spring 2014 Workshops are available for FREE to Virginia K-12 Teachers
(March 22, 2014) – Held at Zehmer Hall
A Biology Workshop for Teachers: Neurobiology for the New Millennium.
Biomedical research is progressing at a breathtaking pace. The knowledge garnered from this work influences not only our healthcare but also how we think about ourselves and the world about us. Nowhere is this more true than with studies of the brain, especially as large scale circuit maps are being connected with function. This workshop will examine what we can learn from circuit maps and what it might mean for our understanding of or even predicting behavior.
(April 12, 2014) – Held at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Beyond the 5-Paragraph Theme: A Free Workshop for K-12 Teachers of Writing.
This workshop, organized by UVa’s Center for the Liberal Arts, to be held at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities on Saturday, April 12, will focus on a range of approaches to the teaching of writing that may serve students well in school, in college, and in their careers. More specifically, the workshop will explore a variety of ways in which teachers can help students move beyond the five-paragraph essay (while not forgetting its uses) and into forms of writing that deepen students’ ability to think critically and creatively.
Spanish Language Workshop
(April 26, 2014) – Held at Zehmer Hall
Del Siglo de Oro a la literatura chicana: la literatura en nuestras clases.
Esta primavera, cuatro profesores del Departamento de Español, Italiano y Portugués de la Universidad de Virginia (Daniel Chávez, Ricardo Padrón, Gustavo Pellón y Alison Weber) compartirán sus estrategias para enseñar la literatura del mundo hispánico. Sus presentaciones detalladas enfocarán autores importantes de nuestra literatura y cultura desde Miguel de Cervantes hasta Tomás Rivera.
From the Golden Age to Chicano literature: literature in our classrooms.
This spring, four professors from the University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese (Daniel Chávez, Ricardo Padrón, Gustavo Pellón y Alison Weber) will share their strategies to teach the literature of the Spanish-speaking world. Their detailed presentations will focus on important authors of our literature and culture from Miguel de Cervantes to Tomás Rivera.