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2017 IA-AATSP Café Latino - PD Weekend

  • 03 Mar 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • 04 Mar 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Grand View University - Des Moines


IA - AATSP and Grandview University present:
Cafe Latino - El Amor Puertorriqueño
March 3rd (5pm-10pm) & March 4th (8:30am-5pm), 2017 Grandview University in Des Moines, IA

$30 for attendees ($20 for HS or Undergrad Students)

Free for presenters

$100 Graduate credit available!
$25 Professional Development Credit through Heartland AEA

Register online at:

Description: Participants will converse with native speakers and fellow language instructors sharing instructional strategies to empower students, compare cultures, and build language confidence and competency through various modes of communication. Sessions will be conducted entirely in Spanish with the exception of technology.


Required before March 3rd:
Read: Cuando Era Puertorriqueña (Spanish) by Esmeralda Santiago
View: View: Almost a Woman--on YouTube:
Prepare: Bring a classroom activity to share. This can be your favorite activity or your students’ favorite activity. These will be shared in a small group on Friday evening.

Please bring a Latin or international food item to share at our Friday night potluck.

If you have any questions please contact:

Sunnie Jimenez or

Coralie Turner

If you are interested in staying overnight with a DSM area there is housing available, please e-mail Coralie ASAP. If you are a DSM area teacher interested in opening your home to an outside teacher, please also e-mail Coralie ASAP.

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