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Profile: Bilingual Educator with a Multicultural Approach

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Profile: Bilingual Educator with a Multicultural Approach. As a professor, I was part of teaching teams at renowned universities in Bogotá, Colombia, such as Universidad Politecnico Grancolombiano, Unversidad Agustiniana, Universidad San Martin, Universidad Antonio Narino, focusing on development, education, teaching, and learning.

My commitment to educational excellence and the promotion of an inclusive and dynamic environment have been fundamental in my teaching practice, always aimed at aligning my work with the mission and vision of each institution.

I have dedicated my career to making a positive impact on student’s lives, sharing my knowledge and skills to enrich the university environment and promote educational excellence.

I have worked alongside teams committed to transforming students’ lives, playing a crucial role in their support and empowerment to achieve their dreams.

Minimum Qualifications: Bilingual Educator with a Multicultural Approach

  • Master’s degree in International Relations, closely related to Bilingual Education.
  • Fluency and proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Experience in teaching, research, and service, has prepared me to contribute to the university’s commitment to the dreams and professional goals of culturally diverse students from all regions of Colombia.
  • Willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels and modalities, including undergraduate and graduate levels.
Profile: Bilingual Educator with a Multicultural Approach
As they explore the Castillo de San Marcos, Juan Jose Torres and his wife embody the spirit of adventure and lifelong learning that Juan imparts to his students, underscoring the essence of a multicultural educational journey.

Preferred Qualifications: Profile: Bilingual Educator with a Multicultural Approach

  • Ability to integrate multicultural and social justice perspectives into the curriculum and classroom discussions, especially on topics relevant to Hispanic/Latin history and culture.
  • Fifteen (15) years of teaching experience at the elementary and secondary levels.
  • Experience in university-level teaching.
  • Eligibility for or possession of a valid teaching certificate for any state or territory in the U.S.
  • Experience in teaching Spanish as a native language.
  • Experience working with a wide range of ages, diverse populations, and in rural settings, as well as in leadership and collaboration in the accreditation of programs/departments.
  • Experience with distance, hybrid, face-to-face, and online educational systems such as Computer Managed Learning (CML), Computer Assisted Instruction (Duolingo, Rosetta Stone, Codecademy, IXL), and Synchronous Online Learning.
  • Experience in curriculum assessment, development, and improvement.
  • A history of promoting inclusivity in classrooms and academic work environments.
  • Involvement in research groups, serving as an academic peer and judge in the evaluation of other teachers’ work, focusing on economic development and social engagement.
  • Ability to mentor and educate students to serve diverse populations.
  • Profile: Bilingual Educator with a Multicultural Approach, Active participation in professional organizations.
Juan Jose Torres and his wife standing before the iconic Forsyth Fountain in Savannah, Georgia
Amidst the serene splashes of Forsyth Fountain, Juan Jose Torres stands with his wife, reflecting on the fluidity and grace of bilingual education, much like the water that flows through this historic structure, connecting past and present in educational endeavors.

Competencies: Profile: Bilingual Educator with a Multicultural Approach

  • Accountability/Dependability: I take responsibility for the quality of my work; I recognize and correct errors. I habitually arrive on time and meet standards, deadlines, and work schedules.

  • Judgment: I make informed and timely decisions. I analyze options and determine the appropriate course of action.

  • Teamwork: I promote cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. I encourage participation and mutual support.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility: I respond positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. I adapt my approach and methods to achieve results; I quickly recover from setbacks and find alternatives.

  • Commitment to Diversity: I recognize the value of diversity and help create an environment that supports and embraces respect for others.

Read also:

The Educator’s Journey: Bridging Cultures

Discovering Hispanic Heritage

Profile: Bilingual Educator with a Multicultural Approach, As an educator and cultural explorer, I delve into the vibrant heritage of Hispanic America. My teachings are enriched by firsthand experiences from historical sites such as the museums of Savannah and ancient fortresses like Castillo de San Marcos and Castillo San Felipe.

Engaging with Multicultural Themes

Every class is an opportunity to intertwine the complex narratives of our history into the educational fabric, celebrating our Hispanic/Latin cultural diversity and connecting it to broader global contexts.

The Classroom: A Window to History

The Power of Place in Education

Profile: Bilingual Educator with a Multicultural Approach, Utilizing iconic locations as open-air classrooms, I transform every visit into a dynamic learning experience, where historical tales from places like the museums of Savannah illustrate and vivify our discussions.

Cultivating Multicultural Understanding

Each lesson is crafted to transcend the traditional learning environment, fostering a deep appreciation for the interconnectedness of our past and present

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