The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA), in partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), has launched a place-based program to train local teachers on creating lessons and curriculum about local culture, history and heritage.
On June 18th, local teachers from the North Conejos and South Conejos school districts were sponsored by the SdCNHA to attended the Summer Latino Teacher Workshop hosted by CU Boulder. The teachers’ travel, lodging, and fees were covered by the SdCNHA. Sixty teachers from Boulder County, and the San Luis Valley attended the workshop. Teachers received CEU credits and graduate credits for the work done during the workshop to create specific lessons for K-12 students.