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  • 1. ESL PROFESSIONALS TRAVEL SEMINAR: EXPLORING THEMES OF IMMIGRATION & EDUCATION Stephanie Jackson- PIM68 IE CLC- Rodman July 2010
  • 2. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COURSE LINKED CAPSTONE (CLC)
    • Design & Delivery/Design Concepts & Evaluation
    • Theory to practice
    • New, fresh and innovative
    • “ The major Capstone project for this CLC is to design, develop, expand, evaluate, and/or otherwise analyze an outbound or inbound international education mobility program for a group of sojourners.”
  • 3. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM
  • 4. CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION (CGE)
    • Augsburg College
    • Est. 1982
    • Three program sites
    • Experiential education
    • Social justice
  • 5.
    • CGE’s Mission Statement, Travel Seminar Program Planning Checklist, n.d.
    • “ To provide cross-cultural educational opportunities in order to foster critical analysis of local and global conditions so that personal and systemic change takes place leading to a more just and sustainable world.”
  • 6. CGE’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
    • Process
    • Community
    • Critical Analysis
    • Content
    • Action
  • 7. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Marketing Intern
    • Research
    • Marketing copy
    • Social media
    • Program blogs
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Resident Advisor
    • New International Business program
    • Lab groups
    • Mediator
  • 8. PROGRAM DESIGN
  • 9. PROGRAM OVERVIEW
    • July 10-23, 2011
    • ESL professionals
    • Experiential
    • Immigration, language learning, overall social climate in Mexico
  • 10. WHAT’S FRESH & NEW?
    • Theoretical background
    • Needs assessment
    • Curriculum
    • Marketing & recruitment plans
  • 11. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
  • 12. STATISTICAL BACKGROUND
    • 44% of adults in educational programs (NCES, 2007)
    • 3.8 million students (NCE S, 2007)
    • 46 million Hispanics living in the U.S. (2008 Census)
    • Most populous minority group (Chavez, 2003)
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Immigration
  • 13. PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS
    • Acculturative stress
    • Sociocultural adaptation strategies (Kimberlin, 2009)
    • Social identity theory (Hernandez, 2009)
  • 14. SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING
  • 15. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
    • Seeking quality of life
    • Immigration issues
    • Economic changes
    • Children
    • Unique classrooms
    • Empathy for students
    • Creating a community
    • Different backgrounds
    • Learners
    • Educators
  • 16. ADULT LEARNERS
    • Life experiences
    • Specialized training
    • Responsibilities
    • Immediate Objectives
    • (Shallenberger, 2009)
  • 17.
    • “ Transformative learning is not an add-on. It is the essence of adult education” (Mezirow, 1997).
  • 18. GOALS & OBJECTIVES
  • 19. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
    • The ESL travel seminar will:
    • Offer opportunities for participants to interact with and learn from local community members
    • Act as a continuing education opportunity for ESL professionals
    • Encourage reflection and critical analysis among participants
    • Attract and strengthen organizational relationships within the Cuernavaca community
  • 20. PARTICIPANT OBJECTIVES
    • After participating in this program, participants will be able to:
    • Demonstrate a familiarity with the current economic, political, and educational realities within Mexico
    • Articulate current U.S.-Mexico relations, especially those related to immigration
    • Empathize with foreign language learners in the U.S.
    • Understand Spanish at a basic conversational level or higher
  • 21. NEEDS ASSESSMENT
  • 22. NEEDS ASSESSMENT
    • Identified stakeholders
    • CGE staff meeting
    • Anonymous online surveys
      • 13 CGE staff members
      • Approx. 40 ESL professionals
    • 23 survey responses
  • 23. SURVEY RESULTS
    • Issues of immigration
    • Cultural issues
    • U.S.–Mexico relations
    • Ideal timeframe
    • Similar issues
    • International experiences
    • Summer program
    • Financial restrictions
    • CGE Staff
    • ESL Professionals
  • 24. CURRICULUM
  • 25. PROGRAM PEDAGOGY
    • Speaker-based education
    • Creating a dialogue
    • Time for reflection
    • Adult learner needs
  • 26. CURRICULAR THEMES
    • Immigration
    • Economic, political, social climate of Mexico
    • U.S. – Mexico relations
    • Foreign language learning
    • “ Majority” vs. “minority”
  • 27. Sun. 10 Mon. 11 Tues. 12 Wed. 13 Th. 14 Fr. 15 Sat.. 16 7:00 am: Desayuno 7:00 am: Desayuno 7:00 am: Desayuno 7:00 am: Desayuno 7:00 am: Desayuno 8:00 am: Desayuno 8 am: Spanish placement exam at Universal Language School 8-11 am: Spanish instruction @ Universal 8-11 am: Spanish instruction @ Universal 8-11 am: Spanish instruction @ Universal 8-11 am: Spanish instruction @ Universal 9:30-11:30 am: Immigration panel in Amatlan 11 am: Market Basket Survey intro 11:30-1:30 pm: Market Basket Survey 11:30-1:30 pm: School visit (La Escuela Conafe de Loma Bonita) 11:30-1:30 pm: School visit (Con Nosotros AC, a school in Jiutepec for students with special needs) 11:30-1:30 pm: School visit and presentation on education in Mexico (Colegio Marymount) 12:00-1:30 pm: Visit to Atekokoli, a local community center in Amatlan 1:30 pm: Comida 1:30 pm: Comida 1:30 pm: Comida 1:30 pm: Comida 1:30 pm: Comida Comida in Amatlan Participant arrival and airport pick-up 2:30-4:00 pm: Market Basket Survey debrief 2:30-4:00 pm: Immigration workshop (watch Immigration Gumballs video and discuss) 2:30-4:30 pm: Talk from Fred Rosen on Mexican society, politics, and education Return to Cuernavaca for a free afternoon Health and safety orientation; house tour; schedule review 4:30-6:00 pm: Performance of The Deportee’s Wife 6:30 pm: Cena 6:30 pm: Cena 6:30 pm: Cena 6:30 pm: Cena 6:30 pm: Cena 6:30 pm: Cena 6:30 pm: Cena 8:00 pm - Optional immigration movie 8:00 pm - Optional immigration movie  
  • 28. STAFFING PLAN
  • 29. TRAVEL SEMINAR COORDINATOR
    • Based in Cuernavaca
    • Reports to Cuernavaca Site Director
    • In-country logistics
    • Coordinates budget
    • Emergency contact
    • Translation duties
  • 30. CGE PROGRAM INTERN
    • Based in Cuernavaca
    • Pre-arrival logistics
    • Conduct orientation
    • Activity facilitation
    • Resident Advisor
    • Emergency contact
  • 31. TRIP SPONSOR
    • Non- CGE staff member
    • Program-by-program
    • Recruitment
    • Coordinates logistics
  • 32. PROGRAM MARKETING
  • 33. MARKETING PLAN
    • Update CGE website
    • Short article
    • NAFSA list-servs
    • Social media
    • New brochure
      • All program details
      • CEU opportunity
    • School visits
    • Organizational visits
    • Online
    • Print/In Person
  • 34. ORGANIZATIONAL VISITS
    • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
    • International Association for Language Learning Technology
    • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    • American Association of Intensive English Programs
    • Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar
    • Center for Adult English Language Acquisition
    • National Association for Bilingual Education
    • National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
    • National Council of Teachers of English
    • Minnesota TESOL
    • American Federation of Teachers
    • Association for Experiential Education
    • National Council for the Social Studies
    • SIT Graduate Institute: Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) faculty and students
  • 35. STUDENT RECRUITMENT & ADMISSIONS
  • 36. RECRUITMENT
    • Past participant program
      • $100 off
    • School & professional association visits
      • Annual meetings
    • Diversity plan
      • Inclusive language
      • Mary Witt Scholarship
    • Admissions
      • Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 37. LOGISTICS
  • 38. PROGRAM LOGISTICS
    • Travel and transportation
      • Airfare not included
      • CGE vehicles
      • Valid passport
    • Lodging and meals
      • CGE program house
      • Meals on-site or in community
    • Participant considerations
      • Mandatory insurance
      • Vaccinations
    • Programmatic considerations
      • On-call phone
      • Expense report
  • 39. HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN
  • 40. HEALTH & SAFETY
    • Application process
      • Release of liability
      • Medical conditions
    • Insurance enrollment
    • Pre-departure information
    • On-site orientation
    • Health and safety agreement
    • 24/7 on-call system
    • Velador
    • Community relationships
    • Prior to the program…
    • During the program…
  • 41. PROGRAM BUDGET
  • 42. Assumptions   # of Participants 15 Program Fee $2,000 # of Days 14 Staffing   Travel Seminar Coordinator $4,200 Program Materials   Marketing Brochures $50 Pre-Departure Information $8 Orientation Packets $8 Program Recruitment   Staff travel $1,000 Housing and Meals   On-site housing and meals $7,980 Non-CGE Meals $525 Transportation   Airport Shuttle (x2) $60 Gas $600 Tolls $30 Parking $100 Insurance   EIIA Policies $1,185 Language Classes   Two Weeks of Instruction $3,600 Excursions and Speakers   Market Basket Survey $40 Speaker Honorariums $462 Immigration Panel $140 The Deportee's Wife Performance $125 Xochicalco (w/guide) $70 Artesanos Unidos $25 Contingency Fund   Miscellaneous $1,500 Overhead   20% of Program Costs $4,341 TOTAL PROGRAM COST $26,048 Participant Fees $28,000 Program Scholarships $500 TOTAL PROGRAM REVENUE $1,452
  • 43. EVALUATION
  • 44. EVALUATION
    • Program and participant levels
    • Ongoing evaluation
    • Participant surveys
    • Trip leader report
    • Environmental scan
  • 45. CONCLUSIONS & IMPLICATIONS
  • 46. CONCLUSIONS
    • Benefits to CGE
      • Revenue/staffing
      • Starts a “personal and systematic change…leading to a more just and sustainable world” (CGE Mission Statement, n.d.)
    • Benefits to participants
      • Continuing education opportunity
      • Better understand reality of foreign language learners
    • Benefits to ESL learners and immigrants
      • Needs will be more effectively accommodated
      • More fulfilled and better adjusted
  • 47. QUESTIONS?? … Anything I can clarify? Go more into depth on? Anything missing?...
  • 48. REFERENCES
    • Center for Global Education. (2007). CGE Consultant Kit.
    • Center for Global Education Educational Philosophy. (2010). Retrieved April 19, 2010, from http://www.augsburg.edu/global/about/philosophy.html .
    • Chavez, L. (2003). Educating the Largest Minority Group. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 50(14), B6.
    • Emergency Preparedness Plan. (2004). Retrieved April 24, 2010, from http://www.augsburg.edu/global/about/safety.html#plan .
    • Engin, A.O. (2009). Second Language Learning Success and Motivation. Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal, 37(8), 1035-1041.
    • Hernandez, Maria. (December 2009). Psychological Theories of Immigration. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 19(6), 713-729.
    • Kimberlin, S. E. (2009). Synthesizing Social Science Theories of Immigration. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 19(6), 759-771.
    • Kolb, A. Y., & Kolb, D. A. (2005). Learning Styles and Learning Spaces: Enhancing Experiential Learning in Higher Education. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 4, 193-212.
    • Mezirow, J. (1997). Transformative Learning: Theory to Practice. New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education, 74, 5-12.
    • National Center for Education Statistics. (2007). Retrieved January 18, 2010, from http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=89 .
    • Number of ESL Students in US. (2010). Retrieved April 19, 2010, from http://www.numberof.net/number-of-esl-students-in-us/ .
    • Paige, R. M. (1993). Education for the Intercultural Experience. Yarmouth, Me: Intercultural Press.
    • Shallenberger, D. (2009). Education Abroad for Adult Students. International Educator, (18)1, 50-53.
    • Social and Economic Characteristics of the Hispanic Population. (2008). Retrieved March 24, 2010 from http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2010/tables/10s0039.pdf .
    • Travel Seminar Program Planning Checklist: Mexico. (n.d.) Retrieved April 26, 2010, from http://www.augsburg.edu/global/customizedseminars/documents/Mexico_Program_Plann.pdf.