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  • Jr Enrichment sponsored by NC State TF Program Travel requirement CED global awareness component The combination of the 3 offered prime opportunity to create experience
  • Partner with OTS San Vito – Las Cruces 36 rising junior Teaching Fellows, variety of majors, 8 campuses 6 faculty/staff/grad assistants NCSU, UNC-CH, UNC-G, ECU, UNC-W, UNC-C, WCU, ASU
  • Economy – San Isidro market, coffee plantation, co-op, Boruca village Educational – rain forest (Wilson gardens, 3 mile hike) regrowth, volcano Social – Boruca, San Vito, mass, Basilica Fun – zip line, volcano
  • Partner with OTS 12 rising junior Teaching Fellows, variety of majors 2 faculty NCSU, ECU, UNC-W, ASU
  • Economy – coffee farms, CASEM co-op Educational – Atenas schools, cloud forest, hot springs Social – home stays, market, basilica Fun – hot springs, zip line, white water rafting
  • Cultural experience outside of NC & USA Self-awareness – independence, strengths, weaknesses, courage, Confidence – face challenges Inclusive classrooms – become aware of diverse learning abilities that will be in their class, overcome language barriers Diversity – socio-economic living in CR, language barrier
  • Future interest – will students participate? Cost – air fare, activities Course credit – should this experience have course credit towards success?
  • These are already taking place for the future Student teaching model – for enhanced experience Home stays – help bridge cultural gap, build confidence and courage
  • Ucip2010 conference

    1. 1. Tropical Studies for Education Majors: An emersion experience into the Costa Rican culture Michael J. Clinkscales, MS Director, NC State Teaching Fellows Program Council of Education Deans and University Council in International Programs Internationalizing Teacher Education Forum 2010
    2. 2. NC State Teaching Fellows <ul><li>Junior Enrichment experience </li></ul><ul><li>Program requirement to travel </li></ul><ul><li>NCSU College of Education commitment to grow global awareness </li></ul>
    3. 3. Costa Rica 2008 <ul><li>San Vito – Las Cruces Biological Station </li></ul><ul><li>36 students, 6 staff </li></ul><ul><li>8 campuses participated </li></ul>
    4. 4. Costa Rica 2008 <ul><li>Economic Culture – coffee farms, markets, co-op </li></ul><ul><li>Educational – Boruca Village, rain forest </li></ul><ul><li>Social Culture – basilica, Boruca, San Vito </li></ul><ul><li>FUN – zip line, volcano </li></ul>
    5. 5. Costa Rica 2010 <ul><li>Monteverde – UGA Research Station </li></ul><ul><li>12 students, 2 staff </li></ul><ul><li>4 campuses participated </li></ul>
    6. 6. Costa Rica 2010 <ul><li>Economic Culture – coffee farms, CASEM co-op </li></ul><ul><li>Educational – Atenas schools, cloud forest, hot springs </li></ul><ul><li>Social – home stays, market, basilica </li></ul><ul><li>FUN – hot springs, zip line, white water </li></ul>
    7. 7. RESULTS <ul><li>Cultural experience outside of NC & USA </li></ul><ul><li>Self-awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul>
    8. 8. CHALLENGES <ul><li>Future interest in program </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Offering course credit </li></ul>
    9. 9. FUTURE <ul><li>10 + 5 student teaching model </li></ul><ul><li>Additional field experience time </li></ul><ul><li>Home stays </li></ul><ul><li>Course credit </li></ul>
    10. 10. Questions

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