Dr. Patti Powell, professor of education, is beginning her work as a Fulbright Scholar at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Montego Bay, Jamaica. From January through May 2011, Powell will assist with the development of the college’s new deaf education program. In addition, she will introduce service learning into the curriculum and research how service learning enriches the experience of teacher.
In order to share her experience with the Trinity community, family, friends, and colleagues, Powell is documenting her journey through her blog “Jammin’ in Jamaica.” She invites all to visit her here: http://pattipowell.wordpress.com/
Powell, who is also director of the Alexander De Jong Center for Special Education at Trinity, has spent the past ten years leading Interim trips each January to the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf (CCCD). During the Jamaica Interim 2011, a service-learning experience, Trinity students had the opportunity to work at the CCCD on various projects and interact with the children who attend the CCCD after school. Students also experienced the Jamaican culture by traveling to Ocho Rios, climbing Dunns River Falls, and shopping in the straw market.
Read the January 2011 Interim blog.