I have taught adult ESL and technology for many years, but my early years were spent teaching early elementary and high school special education. My passion is empowering learners, especially non-literate and low-literacy ESL students to communicate in their L2 with traditional tools as well as digital tools. I love learning myself and especially love collaborating with other ignited educators!
I find this idea very exciting and motivating. It's the kind of project I could dive deep into both as a student and a teacher. I love how it involves so many disciplines from the practical application of precise mathematical calculations, to focused knowledge about the area to be served to the right-brained envisioning and then implementation of creating appropriate housing and and other temporary buildings and services. Math was my least favorite subject in school but engaging in a project like this would make math meaningful because it's an essential tool to contributing to helping others in need.
Teresa, I am an ESL teacher of adults, mostly refugees, who didn't have a voice in their country. I like this writing activity for many reasons, especially because it's a direct way students can immediately experience having a voice. They can grow their voice and their English at the same time.