In this workshop, the presenter will share with the audience ideas and current practices to organize cultural and social justice activities in different languages in Bloomington and Indiana. Learn about activities that you could lead to engage world language faculty, students, international community, city hall and local citizens from our city and state. Attendees will leave the meeting with names of key contacts to move forward initiatives, agencies that offer grants to fund your events, internship opportunities, and a calendar of global activities taking place in both Bloomington and throughout Hoosier land. Join us and know more about the community grants with the Indiana Language Roadmap and the national recognition with the American Councils for International Education.
About the presenter
Israel F. Herrera is a Senior Lecturer and the Outreach Coordinator in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He is currently leading the department’s experiential learning activities for undergraduate and graduate students, hosting a local radio show, promoting educational programs with the city hall and MCCSC, being involved in the city celebration of the Hispanic Heritage month, and organizing events with the Bloomington Sister City CubAmistad. Israel F. Herrera is currently the President of the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Past President of the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, former executive board member of the European Association of Spanish Teachers, and former CSC and ACTFL officer. He currently serves as the IFLTA Chair of the Professional Development and Advancement of WL Teaching and Learning committee and under his tenure he has organized more than 100 webinars for WL teachers in the state, in the nation and worldwide and he has organized the IFLTA Pam Gemmer Spring Conference. Mr. Herrera has been the recipient of more than 30 teaching awards including the AATSP National Teacher of the Year recognition in 2018.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information for joining the workshop.