Danielle Katz, a second semester sophomore majoring in Spanish and double minoring in Elementary Education and Psychology, will travel to Cuzco, Peru, to carry out her Engaged Learning project, “Learning, Teaching and Experiencing Cuzco: Helping Children Reach the Sun”.
Starting June, for 7 weeks and 6 hours daily, she will serve in a disadvantaged community by assisting a teacher in planning and even leading classes in a kindergarden classroom. Her daily activities will impact approximately 35 preschool children by keeping this large number of kids under focus and control in the classroom, advancing them in their learning process, and recognizing any obstacles they may have outside of the school. In that vein, Danielle’s project aims to impact educators, families and the community as a whole in Cuzco, while enriching her personal, cultural and academic experience as well.
Her project will be supervised by her mentor, Dr. Renata Égüez, a Spanish professor.
You may follow Danielle’s project on her blog: http://blog.smu.edu/studentadventures/category/danielle-in-peru/