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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
PSD Channel 10
This 26 minute documentary,filmed in June of 2008, highlights Poudre School District's “Walk A Mile In Their Shoes” professional development course. This program, a 3 week immersion experience in Mexico, has participants step into the shoes of being a second language learner. The program includes taking Spanish classes 3 hours per day, being a “student” in a public school classroom, living with a Mexican family and participating in community activities, and taking a course in English Language Acquisition and teaching methodology. The program is open to educators and classified staff members and attempts to increase both cultural proficiency and teaching skills that will support increased success of English Language Learners.