Thursday, September 11
San Juan College's Solar Service Project in Tibet
Nancy Mike, Michael Thompson and Harry Walters
Adapting the Dine Philosophy Paradigm
The Multi-Genre Research Project: Beat the Research Paper Blues
This past summer SJC completed its second solar service project in Tibet, where students outfitted solar power in a 600 year old monastery perched on the side of a 25,000 ft. sacred peak. In 2012 the program outfitted a remote village's medical clinic. Come to see pictures, hear stories, and learn about this amazing region of the world!
There are many successful models of effective teaching, including the model that SJC has designed. Because of our location in the Four Corners, we can look to Native American cultures to see a model for life processes that can be compared and contrasted with that educational model. We will compare, contrast, and adapt the Dine philosophy to the effective teaching model.
Do you want to know how to get your students excited about research? Hear about the research and experiences of the presenters in implementing the Multi-Genre Research Project in the classroom. This assignment is appropriate for any discipline requiring research-based writing. Learn about how to get students more invested in their research assignments.