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Capstone Presentation: SIT Graduate Institute

  1. 1. ESL PROFESSIONALS TRAVEL SEMINAR: EXPLORING THEMES OF IMMIGRATION & EDUCATION Stephanie Jackson- PIM68 IE CLC- Rodman July 2010
  2. 2. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COURSE LINKED CAPSTONE (CLC) <ul><li>Design & Delivery/Design Concepts & Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Theory to practice </li></ul><ul><li>New, fresh and innovative </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM
  4. 4. CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION (CGE) <ul><li>Augsburg College </li></ul><ul><li>Est. 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>Three program sites </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential education </li></ul><ul><li>Social justice </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>CGE’s Mission Statement, Travel Seminar Program Planning Checklist, n.d. </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. CGE’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul>
  7. 7. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES <ul><li>Marketing Intern </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing copy </li></ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul><ul><li>Program blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>New International Business program </li></ul><ul><li>Lab groups </li></ul><ul><li>Mediator </li></ul>
  8. 8. PROGRAM DESIGN
  9. 9. PROGRAM OVERVIEW <ul><li>July 10-23, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>ESL professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration, language learning, overall social climate in Mexico </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHAT’S FRESH & NEW? <ul><li>Theoretical background </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing & recruitment plans </li></ul>
  11. 11. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
  12. 12. STATISTICAL BACKGROUND <ul><li>44% of adults in educational programs (NCES, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>3.8 million students (NCE S, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>46 million Hispanics living in the U.S. (2008 Census) </li></ul><ul><li>Most populous minority group (Chavez, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>English as a Second Language (ESL) </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul>
  13. 13. PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS <ul><li>Acculturative stress </li></ul><ul><li>Sociocultural adaptation strategies (Kimberlin, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Social identity theory (Hernandez, 2009) </li></ul>
  14. 14. SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING
  15. 15. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) <ul><li>Seeking quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration issues </li></ul><ul><li>Economic changes </li></ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><li>Unique classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy for students </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a community </li></ul><ul><li>Different backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Educators </li></ul>
  16. 16. ADULT LEARNERS <ul><li>Life experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized training </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate Objectives </li></ul><ul><li> (Shallenberger, 2009) </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>“ Transformative learning is not an add-on. It is the essence of adult education” (Mezirow, 1997). </li></ul>
  18. 18. GOALS & OBJECTIVES
  19. 19. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES <ul><li>The ESL travel seminar will: </li></ul><ul><li>Offer opportunities for participants to interact with and learn from local community members </li></ul><ul><li>Act as a continuing education opportunity for ESL professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage reflection and critical analysis among participants </li></ul><ul><li>Attract and strengthen organizational relationships within the Cuernavaca community </li></ul>
  20. 20. PARTICIPANT OBJECTIVES <ul><li>After participating in this program, participants will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate a familiarity with the current economic, political, and educational realities within Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate current U.S.-Mexico relations, especially those related to immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Empathize with foreign language learners in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Spanish at a basic conversational level or higher </li></ul>
  21. 21. NEEDS ASSESSMENT
  22. 22. NEEDS ASSESSMENT <ul><li>Identified stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>CGE staff meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous online surveys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13 CGE staff members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx. 40 ESL professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>23 survey responses </li></ul>
  23. 23. SURVEY RESULTS <ul><li>Issues of immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural issues </li></ul><ul><li>U.S.–Mexico relations </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal timeframe </li></ul><ul><li>Similar issues </li></ul><ul><li>International experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Summer program </li></ul><ul><li>Financial restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>CGE Staff </li></ul><ul><li>ESL Professionals </li></ul>
  24. 24. CURRICULUM
  25. 25. PROGRAM PEDAGOGY <ul><li>Speaker-based education </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Time for reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Adult learner needs </li></ul>
  26. 26. CURRICULAR THEMES <ul><li>Immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Economic, political, social climate of Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. – Mexico relations </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign language learning </li></ul><ul><li>“ Majority” vs. “minority” </li></ul>
  27. 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. 28. STAFFING PLAN
  29. 29. TRAVEL SEMINAR COORDINATOR <ul><li>Based in Cuernavaca </li></ul><ul><li>Reports to Cuernavaca Site Director </li></ul><ul><li>In-country logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates budget </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency contact </li></ul><ul><li>Translation duties </li></ul>
  30. 30. CGE PROGRAM INTERN <ul><li>Based in Cuernavaca </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-arrival logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Activity facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency contact </li></ul>
  31. 31. TRIP SPONSOR <ul><li>Non- CGE staff member </li></ul><ul><li>Program-by-program </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates logistics </li></ul>
  32. 32. PROGRAM MARKETING
  33. 33. MARKETING PLAN <ul><li>Update CGE website </li></ul><ul><li>Short article </li></ul><ul><li>NAFSA list-servs </li></ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul><ul><li>New brochure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All program details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEU opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School visits </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational visits </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>Print/In Person </li></ul>
  34. 34. ORGANIZATIONAL VISITS <ul><li>International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language </li></ul><ul><li>International Association for Language Learning Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) </li></ul><ul><li>American Association of Intensive English Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Adult English Language Acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>National Association for Bilingual Education </li></ul><ul><li>National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>National Council of Teachers of English </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota TESOL </li></ul><ul><li>American Federation of Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Association for Experiential Education </li></ul><ul><li>National Council for the Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>SIT Graduate Institute: Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) faculty and students </li></ul>
  35. 35. STUDENT RECRUITMENT & ADMISSIONS
  36. 36. RECRUITMENT <ul><li>Past participant program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$100 off </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School & professional association visits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diversity plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mary Witt Scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Admissions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing Education Units (CEUs) </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. LOGISTICS
  38. 38. PROGRAM LOGISTICS <ul><li>Travel and transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airfare not included </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CGE vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Valid passport </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lodging and meals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CGE program house </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meals on-site or in community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participant considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandatory insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vaccinations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programmatic considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-call phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expense report </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN
  40. 40. HEALTH & SAFETY <ul><li>Application process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Release of liability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Insurance enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-departure information </li></ul><ul><li>On-site orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Health and safety agreement </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 on-call system </li></ul><ul><li>Velador </li></ul><ul><li>Community relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Prior to the program… </li></ul><ul><li>During the program… </li></ul>
  41. 41. PROGRAM BUDGET
  42. 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. 43. EVALUATION
  44. 44. EVALUATION <ul><li>Program and participant levels </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Participant surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Trip leader report </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental scan </li></ul>
  45. 45. CONCLUSIONS & IMPLICATIONS
  46. 46. CONCLUSIONS <ul><li>Benefits to CGE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revenue/staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Starts a “personal and systematic change…leading to a more just and sustainable world” (CGE Mission Statement, n.d.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits to participants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing education opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better understand reality of foreign language learners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits to ESL learners and immigrants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs will be more effectively accommodated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More fulfilled and better adjusted </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. QUESTIONS?? … Anything I can clarify? Go more into depth on? Anything missing?...
  48. 48. REFERENCES <ul><li>Center for Global Education. (2007). CGE Consultant Kit. </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Global Education Educational Philosophy. (2010). Retrieved April 19, 2010, from http://www.augsburg.edu/global/about/philosophy.html . </li></ul><ul><li>Chavez, L. (2003). Educating the Largest Minority Group. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 50(14), B6. </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Preparedness Plan. (2004). Retrieved April 24, 2010, from http://www.augsburg.edu/global/about/safety.html#plan . </li></ul><ul><li>Engin, A.O. (2009). Second Language Learning Success and Motivation. Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal, 37(8), 1035-1041. </li></ul><ul><li>Hernandez, Maria. (December 2009). Psychological Theories of Immigration. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 19(6), 713-729. </li></ul><ul><li>Kimberlin, S. E. (2009). Synthesizing Social Science Theories of Immigration. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 19(6), 759-771. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Mezirow, J. (1997). Transformative Learning: Theory to Practice. New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education, 74, 5-12. </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Education Statistics. (2007). Retrieved January 18, 2010, from http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=89 . </li></ul><ul><li>Number of ESL Students in US. (2010). Retrieved April 19, 2010, from http://www.numberof.net/number-of-esl-students-in-us/ . </li></ul><ul><li>Paige, R. M. (1993). Education for the Intercultural Experience. Yarmouth, Me: Intercultural Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Shallenberger, D. (2009). Education Abroad for Adult Students. International Educator, (18)1, 50-53. </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Economic Characteristics of the Hispanic Population. (2008). Retrieved March 24, 2010 from http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2010/tables/10s0039.pdf . </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Seminar Program Planning Checklist: Mexico. (n.d.) Retrieved April 26, 2010, from http://www.augsburg.edu/global/customizedseminars/documents/Mexico_Program_Plann.pdf. </li></ul>

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