CLAH Virtual Teaching Workshop Series

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Dear colleagues,

Following on our Zoom meeting to facilitate mutual teaching support in early August, the CLAH Teaching Committee is happy to announce a series of virtual workshops on digital teaching across the fall. Workshops will take place via Zoom and we request that you register in advance via the links provided. The first sessions will focus on tools and strategies for teaching, while the last two will introduce online databases and digital humanities projects that will be useful for student research.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!


Casey Lurtz, secretary of the CLAH Teaching Committee

Corinna Zeltsman, chair of the CLAH Teaching Committee



Digital Tools for Encouraging Student Engagement

Wednesday, September 30 at 12:30pm Eastern

Professors Debbie Sharnak, April Yoder, and Marieke Riethof will introduce us to a number of online tools for collaborative reading and collective notetaking. Drawing on their own experience with these tools, our workshop leaders will present strategies for incorporating them into synchronous and asynchronous teaching.

Register here


Digital Zombies: Playing Games in Online Classes

Tuesday, October 13 at 2pm Eastern

Professor Juliette Levy will introduce us to using the logic and structure of games to engage students in research, reading, and writing practices. She will guide us through ways to get students to learn by doing and take advantage of virtual spaces to play.

Register here


Digital Tools for Spatial Questions

Friday, October 23 at 4pm Eastern

Professors Sharika Crawford and María de los Ángeles Picone will introduce participants to three digital tools, Esri ArcGIS, Story Maps JS, and Wordpress. They will discuss how they created assignments around spatial questions, how the assignments unfolded in the classroom, and where to find additional resources to create your own activities. After the Q&A, the workshop will conclude with a brainstorming session for anyone interested in incorporating digital tools in their classes. This is a workshop designed for those with little or no experience in digital tools for spatial thinking and awareness in the classroom.

Register here


Afro-Latin American Digital Sources

Thursday, November 5 at 1:30pm Eastern

Professor Alex Borucki will guide us through the Slave Voyages website and other digital humanities projectsrelated to Afro-Latin America. The workshop will focus on how to incorporate these projects into teaching and how students can best use them for research.

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Digitized Collections for Latin American and Caribbean History: An Introduction

Thursday, November 12 at 1:30pm Eastern

This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of digitized content on Latin American and Caribbean history including SALALM’s (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) Digital Primary Sources database. The session will be led by Christine Hernández and Ana Ramírez Luhrs, co-chairs of SALALM’s Digital Primary Sources subcommittee.

Register here