Teachers gain digital tools for globalizing the classroom
During the first week of August 2016, Miami-Dade public school teachers participated in a workshop designed to provide them with the skills and digital tools necessary to effectively integrate content about Latin America & the Caribbean into their classrooms.
One highlight of the workshop was a walking tour of Little Haiti, which emphasized its historical roots, cultural vibrancy, and issues of gentrification.
The workshop, “Global Issues and Digital Media: Integrating Latin American and Caribbean Themes into the Curriculum,” was co-hosted by FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives, as well as by Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The hands-on, day-long sessions at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus focused on understanding the interrelatedness of global issues and teaching strategies that center on media and digital literacy, in addition to regionally specific content.