“What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
“The world is a possibility if only you'll discover it.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

If you are interested in new ways to integrate literacy, language, and the arts in your classroom and in exchanging ideas with an international community of educators, join us in Merida, Mexico at the 11th annual Habla teacher institute


The 2019  Habla institute will explore the concept of seen and unseen through multiple lenses. What does it mean to be visible or invisible in educational settings or in society in general? What can we do as teachers to help all of our students be seen and celebrated in schools?  The institute will examine these questions through literature, art, music, and movement. Focal texts will include The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, selections from the works of Eduardo Galeano, and children’s literature including The Invisible Boy and Wings.


The institute is for teachers of every level from college to pre-school. Although the institute is presented bilingually in Spanish and English—all languages are welcome.

Space is limited to the first 50 participants who register.

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2019 Institute Cost