The collaborative project between the University of Michigan (U-M), Ann Arbor, and the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (UPR) is designed to create spaces for conversations about new research and curriculum development projects among professors, graduate and undergraduate students, and school teachers from Puerto Rico.
The CEDER Design Coordinator works with participating graduate students throughout a K-16 professional and curriculum development symposium at UPR to transform components of their research into instructional materials for secondary teachers. Two comprehensive, thematic educational toolkits have been developed. The 2018 symposium education toolkit includes six lessons on the theme of Political Tensions and Identity in a Globalized World. The resource set for the 2019 event includes 10 lessons that address the theme of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism across Borders. An additional set of resources will be developed for the 2020 symposium. These materials are free and downloadable at the program site.