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San Diego State University


2015 High School Migrant Education Summer Academy

Principal Investigator: Gregory Ponce, SDSU–Imperial Valley Campus.  Funding provided by Imperial County Office of Education.

Summary: Too often, high school students become frustrated and demoralized by a learning system that uses direct instruction techniques as the primary, if not solely, mode to teach students. This grant project uses non-traditional, interactive, student-centered approaches to help students overcome their fears, frustrations, and anxieties about mathematics, language arts, and the high school exit exam. The intent is to facilitate the creation of intellectual bridges within students so they can understand abstract ideas through the use of concrete hands-on classroom experiences.