Myths My Abuela Used to Say

an Habla professional development experience - January 4th 2021

The Twelve Labors of Hercules. Pandora’s Box. Theseus and the Minotaur. You’ve probably heard of these stories, but what about the chullachaquis, jungle dwarfs of the Amazon, or the nahual, a shape-shifting sorcerer able to transform into animals? For too many years education in the United States has been shaped around Eurocentric content with practices that reflect the dominant culture of power. How can we begin to reimagine our educational institutions to reflect the actual “lived worlds'' of our students? In this Habla professional development experience, explore ways to build community, engage with alternative narratives, and amplify students' cultural lives and languages.