The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and Colorado University at Boulder are proud to present our third place-based teacher workshop.

This free, one-day workshop will take place on Friday, April 6th, 2018, from 9am to 4pm in the South Conejos School District building.  Lunch will be provided and all participants will earn continuing education units along with a $100 stipend upon completion of a lesson plan at the workshop. A limited number of seats are available for this event so please sign up as soon as possible. All San Luis Valley teachers and administrators are invited to attend, whether currently employed, retired, or in training. Community members and organizations who work with students are also invited to attend.

Workshops topics will focus on the stories along Los Caminos Scenic and Historic Byway and the Courageous Conversations that can take place in class rooms revolving those stories. The day will start off by featuring a student presentation Chicano Rights: Conflict and Compromise in the San Luis Valley given by Alamosa High School students Jazmine Palacios, Jaqueline Palacios, Luz Garcia and Andrea Rodriguez. These young women created this presentation for the regional history fair and will be moving on to the state competition April 30th in Denver. Presentations by Tori Martinez, Executive Director of SdCNHA and educators from CU at Boulder follow.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour the interior of the S.P.M.D.T. U. building in Antonito along main street. Hermanos of the society will be present to discuss the unique history of this organization and its influence in the San Luis Valley and the country.

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and CU Boulder will provide trainers experienced in creating curricula in line with Colorado state standards that focus on the local culture, history, and heritage. Come learn about the heritage area’s collection of primary sources, research, and oral history videos that will be available to local teachers for creating place-based lesson plans.  All lesson plans created at the workshop will be available for teachers state-wide to share the unique history of the San Luis Valley at no cost. Educators interested in utilizing lesson plans already created can find them at

Sign up for the teacher workshop HERE