Teachers’ Day

Photo: Big tree Translating: Teachers’ Day Spanish: Día del Maestro May 15 Mexico October 5 World Teachers Day History of May 15 Mexico’s first Teachers’ Day was celebrated on May 15, 1918. There are 2 possible reasons for the choice of this date. Firstly, it is the date when the Mexican army, which supported President …

Latin American Studies

Photo: Chapultepec Park Wikipedia: Latin American studies is an academic and research field associated with the study of Latin America. The interdisciplinary study is a subfield of area studies, and can be composed of numerous disciplines such as economics, sociology, history, international relations, political science, geography, gender studies, and literature. Translating: Latin American Studies Spanish: …

North House Folk School

Favorites North House Folk School – northhouse.org – is a small educational non-profit on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. The school fosters a non-competitive learning environment devoted to teaching traditional northern craft and offers more than 350 courses year round in everything from timber framing to woodworking to boatbuilding to caning …

Open Education Week 2019

Poster Open Education Week 2019 – openeducationweek.org – takes place March 4-8. Hashtags: #openeducationwk, #oaweek Twitter shoutout: @OEWeek @oeconsortium @OERCommons Background Some background. The goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. Organizers and participants highlight how open education can help …

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

Logo Austin, Texas – LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, a partnership of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, raises awareness of past and current issues that affect Latin America and U.S. Latina/o communities through its world-class collections, globalized higher education, research, international …

Open Educational Resources

Buzzwords What is OER? From Creative Commons: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming …

Museums

Photo: Queensland Museum If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Definitions A museum is a ‘permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, …

Archaeology

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Mexico City Archaeology is the study of human activity in the past. Events Third Saturday in October: International Archaeology Day archaeologyday.org Events @ArchaeologyDay Wikipedia Archaeology Features Mossel Bay Archaeology Mexico City’s Templo Mayor Alice Gorman, aka @DrSpaceJunk Planeta.com Archaeology Links History People 10 • October • Octubre