CULTURE CAMP - 6/26/06
competency is at the core of a project aimed at helping teachers excel
in high-needs schools. Trinity's social work and education departments
recently offered a culture camp on campus to nine college and high school
students interested in becoming educators.
The students practiced their
newly-acquired skills and learned about prejudice, bullying, and sensitivity
to other cultures. Activities included field trips to the Pilsen and Chinatown
neighborhoods in Chicago, a scavenger hunt around the city, and other games
that focused on teamwork.
The project is a partnership
activity of the Associated Colleges of Illinois' Center for Success in
High-Needs Schools, which is funded by the US Department of Education's
Teacher Quality Enhancement Program.