Final faculty lecture for spring 2010 addresses teaching as community activism

(04-08-2010)

The final Adams State College free faculty lecture for the spring 2010 semester is "Teaching as Community Activism", by Dr. Sheryl Ludwig, assistant professor of teacher education, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130.

Teaching as Community Activism is a panel presentation of action that has emerged from community based participatory research, in this case research done during travel by local K-12 educators in Guatemala. In July 2006 and 2007, through participation in Guatemala Study Abroad, local educators traveled to and interacted with Guatemalan students, families and teachers in areas of Guatemala where Maya live. These travels were organized and provided through a Title III grant housed in the Teacher Education Department of Adams State College. The members of this panel were participants in Guatemala Study Abroad. These travels created a partnership between Adams State and local educators for improving educational success of linguistically and culturally different students of our community, especially those from the highlands of Guatemala. Through their stories, panel participants will share results of their engagement in this project.

All talks are free and the public is invited. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Robert Astalos, associate professor of physics, at 719-587-7821, or by email: rjastalos@adams.edu.