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SU23-2- Let Us In! Incorporating Afro-Latinx / Black Diaspora Culture and Themes into the Curriculum
SU23-2- Let Us In! Incorporating Afro-Latinx / Black Diaspora Culture and Themes into the Curriculum
SU23-2- Let Us In! Incorporating Afro-Latinx / Black Diaspora Culture and Themes into the Curriculum
SU23-2- Let Us In! Incorporating Afro-Latinx / Black Diaspora Culture and Themes into the Curriculum
SU23-2- Let Us In! Incorporating Afro-Latinx / Black Diaspora Culture and Themes into the Curriculum
SU23-2- Let Us In! Incorporating Afro-Latinx / Black Diaspora Culture and Themes into the Curriculum

SU23-2- Let Us In! Incorporating Afro-Latinx / Black Diaspora Culture and Themes into the Curriculum

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Summer 2:  July 10 - August 18 (ONLINE INSTRUCTOR FACILITATED)

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45 Professional Development/Clock Hours: $590

  • Idioma Professional Development Certificate (accepted by most states)
  • Approved Illinois CPDU Certificate through partnership with CEII
  • Approved Massachusetts PDP Certificate
  • Approved New York CTLE Certificate
  • Approved Pennsylvania ACT48 Certificate

3 Graduate-Level Credits

Course Description:

This course focuses on race and representation in the World Language curriculum particularly, the integration of Afro-Latinx identity, culture, and subsequent literature. Through careful exploration of the historical background of African-descended peoples both in Spanish-speaking Americas, Spain (and by proxy, Guinea Ecuatorial) this course will center on identity formation (and the political consequences thereof), literary production, religious traditions and notable contributions. Participants will review research related to the ACTFL standards, analyze cultural products with the goal of curriculum integration. Through a host of interactive activities with classmates, participants in this course will discuss the purpose, rationale, and development of such cultural products and its relevance to the current political landscape. Participants will also explore how topics can play a critical role in establishing an inclusive, representative, anti-racist curriculum, thriving classroom ecology for all students. This course is open to teachers of modern and classical languages (Conducted in Spanish with occasional readings in English).

Required Texts 

There is no required textbook for this course. All materials are digital and will be provided in the online course.

Course Delivery 

Online weekly learning modules, collaborative discussion boards and instructor feedback. This course is not self-paced. 

Students who matriculate into an Instructor-Facilitated course should adhere to the dates listed on the website. Final coursework should be submitted within one week after the course end date. Course extensions beyond one week are subject to a $50 fee.

About the Instructor

A.C. Quintero, Instructor. Read more about Our Team page!

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