Welcome to the Digital Portobelo page for educators! If you aren’t from Portobelo, you may be wondering why your class should learn about a small town on the coast of Panama. Why? Because Portobelo is an inspiring example of how a Black community has used the power of imagination and creativity to bring people together, sustain cultural beliefs and traditions, resist injustice, and engage with the broader world. Designing curricula that build upon those connections to communities in the United States and elsewhere can allow all students to reflect on themselves in relation to others locally and globally. In the words of Botelho & Rudman (2009), students can have access to “mirrors” that allow them to build strong cultural and academic identities through self-reflection, “windows” to gain greater knowledge and appreciation of other cultures, and “doors,” or opportunities for interaction. In particular, students will benefit from a deeper understanding of Afro-Latin cultures and experiences, which are often neglected in mainstream curricula. Portobelo’s rich history and traditions and the resources throughout the Digital Portobelo website present learning opportunities for students of all grade levels and content areas. We are also ensuring that all materials are available in both Spanish and English so that they can be a resource for teachers in Panama and dual language and Spanish language teachers in the United States. We hope the creation of high-quality, open-access curricular materials will inspire and support rich, culturally-sustaining global learning in many classrooms. However, as Portobelo shows us, this is a community endeavor. Please let us know how you have used Digital Portobelo with your students, or even better, join us in getting to know Portobelo and creating resources to share!