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2019 Teacher Training Workshop

This workshop will introduce Grade 5-14 teachers (but all are welcome) to the complex issues of Central American migration and its place in the history of U.S. immigration policy. The event will give participants context and tools for teaching about Central American migration and the complicated issues involved in immigration policy in their classrooms.

The event will include a brief historical lecture for context, a panel discussion representing a variety of experiences and perspectives with this issue, an audience question and answer session with the panel, and two teaching resource workshops.

Participants will leave with a variety of tools and ideas for the classroom, including links to specific sets of digital and open access sources that may be used to stimulate student learning and discussion.

All participants will receive 3 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

Registration Fee: $10.00

Included in cost: Dinner (Central American tamales or pupusas plate from Pilar’s Tamales), coffee and snacks, and links to digital resources specifically tailored to the event.

Ann Lin, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

John Doering-White, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Anthropology, University of South Carolina

Representatives from International Samaritan, including Angélica Cancinos, Program Director for the International Samaritan Guatemala field site

Representatives from Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights

Also featuring representatives from the University of Michigan Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the University of Michigan libraries, and the Migration and Displacement Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School