2015 SUPER Teacher institutes scheduled

SUPER Teacher programs are shaping up for 2015, and teachers across Alabama are encouraged to get involved in these free institutes that enhance the classroom experience for teachers and students alike.

The schedule is:

The Trojan War in Western Literature and Culture, June 8-11, 2015
4-day residential
Troy University, Troy
Lead Scholars: Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr., Ph.D. (Troy University) and Wladyslaw Witalisz, Ph.D., (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)

The 2015 AHF Program at Troy University will focus on works that can be studied at all levels of education in Alabama, from the grades through universities. The emphasis in this program will be on the value of Trojan War material for our students today, and for all people interested in understanding the Trojan War Tradition’s continuous development over the last 3,200 years (the suggested date of the actual war is c.1150 BC, and the most recent works using the material are current to today’s date).

American Slave Narratives: Their Impact on Fiction and Film, June 15-18, 2015
4-day residential
The University of Alabama
Lead Scholar: Alan Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Languages and Literature at University of West Alabama

Slave narratives are one of the most riveting types of autobiographical writing ever produced in America. This four-day SUPER seminar that will provide teachers with the background to teach slave narratives in their history and English classes.

Language, Culture and Landscape of Peru, Date – TBA
4-day residential
University of Montevallo
Language Immersion Institute – Spanish
Lead Scholar: Leonor Vazquez-Gonzalez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish at University of Montevallo

This program will provide a comprehensive overview of the history, politics, and current issues in Peru. Participants will do a selection of readings about different critical moments in Peruvian history.

The institute will be particularly helpful to Spanish teachers who are interested in broadening their knowledge of the Hispanic culture, improving their own linguistics skills, and finding the connections between the current situation in Peru and other Hispanic countries.