This past summer, the Center for Latin American Studies at Ohio State welcomed twelve K-12 educators and Fulbright-Hays recipients from across the nation to participate in the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad: "Teach the Andes" program . These outstanding educators spent one month in Ecuador and Peru, led by Dr. Michelle Wibbelsman of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Participants benefitted from a wide variety of activities that explored the history, politics, language, and culture of the Andes while developing innovative approaches to teaching and studying the region, in addition to Quechua language instruction.
Diane Goodman, a "Teach the Andes" participant, teaches Spanish at Marlborough School in Hancock, New Hampshire and was recently featured in a local news story by Keene Sentinel. To read about how this project influenced her teaching, please visit the Sentinel Source article, "Putting faces to places, Goodman introduces students to 'the other'".