Latin American Studies Events


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Observations on STEM Education in Latin America

Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Room 126

Chadd McCloane“A teacher opens a window into your soul every time s/he teaches.” 

This quote works both ways, because good teachers open their hearts, too. Within every classroom dwell individual lives and local cultures just waiting to be discovered. Dr Chadd McGlone founded the nonprofit Teachers2Teachers to unite U.S. teachers with their counterparts around the world. Focusing on STEM, the exchange of knowledge and cultures creates opportunities not only to foster global citizenship among students but also to change hearts and minds. DrMcGlone will open a window into the communities in Latin America where he has worked, sharing how T2T is changing STEM education so that today’s young minds are ready for tomorrow’s challenges. Because education knows no borders.


Latin American Studies (LAS)

Thursday, May 04, 2017

STEM Education in Latin America – How you can get involved

Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Building Room 126

Chadd McCloane-Guatemala

Teachers2Teachers recognizes that it’s vital for teachers to prepare students for a more interconnected world.

By organizing travel opportunities, T2T encourage teachers to interact with, coach, and learn from local educators in other countries. U.S. teachers bring this global perspective, knowledge, and skillset back into their own classrooms, along with their rediscovered passion for education. Through a focus on STEM, teachers are better able to foster their students’ creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills. Dr Chadd McGlone, founder and executive director of T2T, will share stories of teacher trips to the biodiversity heartland of the Galapagos Islands, indigenous mountain villages of Guatemala,and an isolated jungle community populated by escaped slaves in Ecuador, among others. You will also find out how you can get involved.


Latin American Studies (LAS)