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2020 Awardee- Beatriz García Glick

Beatriz García Glick earned a Doctorate in Modern Languages from Middlebury College, in Middlebury, Vermont. She is an Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish in the Humanities Department at the Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton, campus in Pennsylvania.  Her research includes the use of technology in language teaching especially how to apply programs such as VoiceThread, Kaltura, as well as blogs, and podcasts to create motivating projects for students.  She has  recently published a chapter titled  "Culture and Language Appreciation in a History of Latin America Course" (2020) in P. Ananth and L.T. Lyons (Eds). Incorporating Foreign Language Content in Humanities Courses (pp 141-148). New York, NY:  Routledge

 

Abstract

  "Integrated Performance Assessments in Language Discussions Addressing Social Justice Issues in  Artworks"

This  month long project  has four goals:  first, students will become familiar with artistic works that address social injustices. Second, students will learn to describe media following artistic guidelines as well as their own perceptions. Third, students will read related narratives and biographies of the interpreter to understand the times and social injustices that the artist is trying to address.   Interpretational analyses will take place during classes to address target vocabulary and to clarify points of view. At the end of a month, students will give a presentational speech followed by an interpersonal class discussion which will be analyzed in a quantitative and qualitative manner to review the use of target vocabulary, target expressions, comprehension, fluidity,  and pronunciation. Assessments would include a pre- and post -vocabulary quiz of art related words, as well as each student’s ability to complete Can-Do statements such as the student can negotiate for meaning in a conversation in the Present Tense, can use clarification strategies, and can narrate key events in the Past Tenses. Triangulation of data collected through rubrics would be analyzed by the instructor, bilingual professors, and bilingual members of the community interested in social justice topics.