Professional Development for Spanish Teachers


The Department of Spanish & Portuguese, under the leadership of Dr. Ana Cornide, offers an annual workshop for high school teachers of Spanish. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn from one another and from professors whose research relates to language acquisition and modern language pedagogy.

Teachers who attended past workshops highlighted some of the benefits of attending the workshop in their evaluations, including:

  • The peer-to-peer interactions and discussions
  • A network of support and valuable pedagogical resources
  • Free of cost
  • Certificate of workshop completion from the University of Arizona for their respective school district's professional development requirements.

Topics explored in #TDM

2015 > How to Introduce Critical Culture in the Language Classroom.

2016 > Pedagogical strategies for supporting student self-assessment and communicative language teaching in the Spanish classroom.

2017 > Successful programs and strategies implemented in their classrooms, departments, and schools. (Co-sponsor with Sunnyside)

2019 > The use of technology to improve the learning of Spanish in the classroom. (Co-sponsor with Sunnyside)

2020 > Humanizing online teaching and learning. (Co-sponsor with Sunnyside)

Due to the pandemic, the workshop will be held virtually via Google Classroom and Zoom with synchronous and asynchronous activities. 

> On Thursday October 22nd and Friday October 23rd, participants will learn from a series of pre-recorded webinars and participate actively in discussions blogs on their own time.

> On Saturday 24th, a live online session will take place from 9 a.m. to noon MST (Arizona Time) to discuss and ask questions regarding the topics of the webinars. 

All sessions will be conducted in both, Spanish and English.

Please RSVP for the workshop no later than October 23rd, 2020. You may RSVP using the following link (Click Here) or by emailing Brenda Lara at

* We want to clarify that the CSLCO program embraces inclusivity in our words and actions. We chose the neutral gender -e "maestre" here to be as welcoming as possible to the members of our community.