Digital Story Telling in the Process

Digital Story Telling in the Process

After our last weekend in Barcelona, it was time to come together for our last week in the Barcelona classroom. Our first session on Monday was with Karen Smyth. She previously worked with the students during the first week of the program which you can read about...
Bringing it All Together

Bringing it All Together

Thursday was our last content class as this week is project development, completion, and final presentations. Since it was our last day of discussing the material, experiences, etc. as a class, it was critical to bring together all the information, excursions, and...
Dairy and Apiculture Excursion

Dairy and Apiculture Excursion

On Wednesday we started the day early to head out of town to the dairy farm, La Selvatana. La Selvatana is a family farm that produces organic milk, cheese, and yogurt from cows that are able to graze the pasture. They sell their yogurt to schools throughout the...
Week 2: Drifting, Stress, and Pep!

Week 2: Drifting, Stress, and Pep!

This has been a busy, physical week as the students completed two derives and a trek of 8 miles. I think it’s safe to say that by Thursday, they were okay with not walking and being in the classroom. See my previous post to learn about derives. Unlike the...

Barcelona Week 3: Mental Health

After hikingMontserrat on Monday, Tuesday’s class was reflection based. What was supposed to be a short think-pair-share, turned into a whole class discussion on what the hike meant for each student personally and academically. This created the opportunity for...
Tapas, Tapas, Tapas

Tapas, Tapas, Tapas

Tapas are Spanish dishes that are typically, small plates or appetizers meant to be shared amongst family and friends before dinner. Last week, we were lucky enough to get the full tapa experience. The students divided themselves into cooking teams with each team...
Strave Until The End

Strave Until The End

Strave Adjective A combination of being strong and brave Strave is the word that I accidentally created when talking with students as we were hiking Montserrat. Costa Brava was nothing compared to Montserrat in that the latter was an incline the entire way. Strength...
Nature Leads to Self-Reflection

Nature Leads to Self-Reflection

If you have not caught on by my posts already, this program is active! Today, our excursion led us to Costa Brava. Some may argue, like me, that it is the most beautiful and serene place they’ve been too. We trekked 8 miles along the coast going up and down the...
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