Saturday, July 21, 2012

NEH Unit on GMO corn

As Ron and Stephanie predicted, I've continued to work on my curriculum unit, finessing certain points, incorporating different methods of delivery (Glogster, Prezi, Screencast-O-Matic and Voice Thread), and adding audio and visual components like Lila Downs's "Palomo del Comalito" and the above cartoon. After my experience sharing my unit with a teacher of Advanced Placement Biology -- who then proceeded to turn my material into a set of multiple-choice questions -- I'm feeling better about working on it and sharing it again, this time with someone who teaches ELL's. We'll see!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Oaxaca nostalgia

Can't wait to go back. Maybe summer of 2013? My sister would love it, and there are still tons of things to see.

Is there a third Oaxacan adventure in my future?

In the meantime, I hope Oaxaca -- both the city and the surrounding regions -- doesn't suffer too much from the rainfall that Carlotta is bringing in her wake. Mexico, like New Orleans, spends much of the warm-weather months on pins and needles hoping that year's storms will pass them by.