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K-16 and Community Outreach

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as one of twenty-four Title VI National Resource Centers for Latin American Language and Area Studies. As such, CLACS provides extensive resources and services for K-16 educators—locally, regionally and nationally—incorporating Latin America and the Caribbean in their teaching.

For Wisconsin educators: CLACS is committed to assisting Wisconsin teachers meet PI-34 certification guidelines by providing diverse professional development opportunities and support for Professional Development Plans (PDPs).

In addition to educational outreach, CLACS links campus and community through its public programming, including the annual spring Latin American Film Series.

CLACS is jointly funded with the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison which also offers diverse outreach programming.

Professional Development for Educators

Arrow CLASP/NRC Teacher Training Network: Opportunity for Wisconsin K-12 Teachers
Arrow Summer NRC Offerings
Arrow Workshops/Institutes for Teachers (K-16)


Arrow Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
Arrow Media Collection
Arrow Curriculum Materials
Arrow Tropical Ecology in Panama Research Experience website
Arrow CLACS-Produced Videos
Arrow Streamed Media/Podcasts
Arrow OutreachWorld: A Resource for Teaching Kids about the World
    (a national outreach web site)

Community Outreach/Public Engagement

Arrow Latin American Film Series
Arrow CLACS Events Calendar

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