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Innovative Partnerships Between a Community-Based Organization and the Public University

About This Session


In this session we put theory into practice: We will discuss our ongoing partnership between Texas State University’s M.A. program in Adult, Professional and Community Education and Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas adult education program.

This partnership promotes innovative teaching strategies to support ESL learning that is enjoyable and stress free. We will use scenarios and narratives from the literature as well as examples from our teaching experiences collaborating and implementing project-based learning strategies.

What we'll cover:

Educators may actualize their instructional methods to support language learners through more comprehensive teaching approaches. We aim to create a positive impact on their teaching practice by realizing that partnerships can be beneficial for both parties.

Conference attendees will draw implications and reflect on their practices teaching and designing English/literacy partnerships that focus on creating learning opportunities that go beyond the language classroom. This approach may support adult learner minorities in their acculturation and language learning process.

This is an interactive presentation promoting active learning. We describe classroom pedagogy and examples as well as outcomes. We also invite conference attendees to brainstorm about ideas they can transfer to their educational settings.

Reflection questions and hands-on activities such as scenarios and discussion will promote interaction and dialogue among conference attendees.

Topics & Focus

Primary Topic Area
topic - community partnerships & collaboration
Session will also cover:
topic - instructional theory, methodology, research
MAIN FOCUS ESL-ELL, English Language Learning


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Larrotta, Clarena

Clarena Larrotta
Professor, Adult, Professional, and Community Education Honorary Professor of International Studies Director, The Education Institute
Texas State University

Mudd, Angi

Angi Mudd
Adult Education Coordinator
Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas

ROLE classroom instructors
LEVEL intermediate
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