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Lacuna/EPIC Community College Symposium

As part of a three-year project, the Poetic Media Lab collaborates with local community college instructors seeking to globalize their curricula. The Education Partnership to Internationalize Curriculum (EPIC) provides professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and community college instructors and professors, and is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program. Collaborators include Stanford Global Studies Division, The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Lacuna,The College of San Mateo and Foothill College.

Over the past year, Poetic Media Lab members Brian Johnsrud, Emily Schneider, and Daniel Bush have worked with faculty at Foothill Community College as they adopted Lacuna to help transform their curriculum. On May 14, 2016, team members and faculty collaborators shared their success with the platform. Congratulations to everyone involved on such a successful initiative. Fellows for the 2016-2017 program have already been selected, and our lab is working with them over the summer in advance of the fall launch.

"Approaching the International Student Experience in California Colleges," Nathan Maertens (Foothill Community College), pictured on right

"Social Reading and Writing," Benjamin Armerding (Foothill Community College)
Tess Hansen is a full time professor in the English Department at Foothill College, where she has taught for 24 years. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University. She also received her B.A. in English from Santa Clara University and her M.A. in English from the University of Iowa. Tess is creating a course with Lacuna that centers on refugees and border- crossings as both international and U.S. concerns.