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School-Based Language, Culture, & Pedagogy Immersion in Mexico City

Loyola Students spelling Loyola while visiting the pyramids at Teotihuacan. From left to right: Bradley Dalrymple, Melissa Gonzalez-Mendez, Lauren Penny, Lizette Remigio, Ann Kielian, Diane Ortega, Andrea Salgado

This summer, seven teacher candidates and two faculty traveled to Mexico City as part of the SOE’s School-based Language, Culture, and Pedagogy Immersion program (See http://www.luc.edu/education/school-basedsummerimmersioninmexicocity/ for more information). Through a partnership with La Universidad de La Salle (ULSA), candidates lived with host families and worked with elementary school teachers at Colegio Simón Bolivar for a two week classroom immersion experience. Candidates also took part in cultural excursions to places such as the pyramids of Teotihuacan and Basílica de Guadalupe, as well as engaged in cultural exchanges with Mexican education students at the university.

 

Loyola students first day at Colegio Simon Bolivar. From left to right: Antonella D’Amico – school’s curriculum coordinator, Ms. Vero Diaz – Head of the English department, Dr. Amy Heineke, Lauren Penny, Melissa Gonzalez-Mendez, Brad Dalrymple, Lizette Remigio, Andrea Salgado, Diane Ortega, Ann Kielian, Dr. Kristin Davin, Hermano Arturo Martinez del Castillo – the school’s director

 

Diane Ortega with her cooperating teacher and students

 

Melissa Gonzalez-Mendez with her cooperating teacher and students

  • By J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez on 5.22.2013 at 8:21 am

    What a great example of leadership. Remember, “Those who CAN, TEACH…the rest of us will have to keep on learning”.

    Congratulations to all participants.