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Strategies for teaching content on Hispanic children and families to Non-Traditional Students

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Transcript of Strategies for teaching content on Hispanic children and families to Non-Traditional Students

Strategies for teaching content on Hispanic children and families to non-traditional students
Teaching Experience
Research and Service
Non-Traditional Students
On-line Students
Hispanic Children and Families Concentration
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Social Work Supervisor
15 years of Social Work Practice with children and families
PhD in Social Work
4 years teaching Social Work across the curriculum
"thank you for pushing the boundaries of knowledge. You never gave us answers, but asked us to search and learn for ourselves. This is an invaluable lesson that I will take with me always"
"It doesn't matter how much rain you get in life, you always have rainbows"---J...20 years old, homeless, college student and advocate
Learning is a
event and requires
with multiple individuals including peers, as the student moves through the
knowledge construction
process. The development of higher order thinking skills are almost always dependent on
teaching and learning (Walker, 2005)
Our Lady of the Lake
Online Tools
Discussion Forum
Small Group Learning
Chat and Instant Messaging
Google Documents
Video Segments
Blogs and Wikis
Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest
Rebecca Gomez, PhD, LCSW
Life Experience
Highly Motivated
Work life balance
Social Capitol
Culture of Academia
May not have built in support networks who understand the challenges of education.
First Generations
Adult Learners
On-line Education
50% of college students are first generation
Minority groups make up the largest demographic of students with parents that have a high school education or less, with 48.5 percent being Latino students
60% of incoming freshman are first generation students.
60% of Incoming students are Mexican American.
70% of MSW students are online
Characteristics of successful Online learning Environments
promote self-learning
understanding of learning styles
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