Brenda Ortiz Torres, a CU Boulder elementary education student, does not want other students to feel the way that she did in school — like she didn't belong. That's why she has joined fellow educators in the Boulder County Latino History Project for the four-day teacher workshop this summer and why she has already developed a plan for incorporating local Latino history into her classroom curriculum after graduation.
“What I want to take away from this workshop is how to empower my students and how to make them feel included and wanted,” she said.
Channel 9 News recently featured Ortiz Torres and local educators working with our Boulder County Latino History Project.
Learn more about how educators are leveraging the wealth of project resources that aim to change the way history is studied by including local Latino history and culture that has long been a part of the state history but has been, until now, largely invisible.