ABOUT RACHEL

Learning and teaching are not only important, but defining aspects in the life of Rachel Mamiya Hernandez. She is a professor of Portuguese, Spanish, and Latin American and Iberian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Rachel holds a BA cum laude in Latin American Studies, an MA in Second Language Studies with a concentration in Language Teaching, and a PhD in Learning Design & Technology. Some of her interests include Portuguese and Spanish L2 acquisition and pedagogy, Project-based learning, Online Intercultural Exchanges, gamification, and instructional design.

 

In her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

(2021) O potencial das narrativas digitais nas aulas de português, in E. Viana da Silva & K. Aparecido da
Silva (eds.) Perspectivas do Ensino e da Aprendizagem de Português em Universidades nos Estados
Unidos, São Paulo, Brazil, Mercado de Letras.

(2021) Pratt, C., Mamiya Hernández, R., and Vásquez, M. Transformative Pedagogies: New Perspectives for Spanish and Portuguese Classrooms, Hispania, Vol. 104 (1), 3-5.

(2020, September 8) Getting out of a jam with Google Jamboards. Foreign Language Teaching Magazine,Vol. 23.
 
(2020) Brito, E. and Mamiya Hernandez, R., Perspectives on reduced forms instruction in Portuguese . Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Vol. 28.

(2018) Why learning Portuguese is important. Spanish and Portuguese Review, Vol. 4

(2016) Luso-Havaiano: Accessing authentic historical texts for the L2 classroom, in L. Gonçalves & M. Risner (Eds.) Portuguese Language Journal 10th Anniversary Edition, (Vol. 2, pp. 397-410), Roosevelt, NJ, Boa Vista Press

 
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EDUCATION

 

PRESENTATIONS & TALKS

Selected presentations & invited talks

GAME-BASED LEARNING & LEARNING DESIGN

  • Visualizing the Past Through Placed-Based Mobile Games, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, Honolulu, HI, 11/10/17

  • Navegantes, a place-based mobile game that explores the history of the Portuguese in Hawai‘i, American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese 2017 Conference, Chicago, IL 07/07/17

  • Using ARIS to Design Navegantes, a Place-based Mobile Game, Invited Talk, LTEC 643, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 02/06/17

  • Effectiveness of Game-based Student Response  System Tests vs. Paper-based Tests in Spanish L2 Learner Performance: A Pilot Study, Teaching Colleges and Communities (TCC) Conference, Honolulu, HI 04/20/16

  • The Design & Usability of a Mobile-Based Assessment Tool for L2 Learners, American Council on Foreign Language Teaching, Convention 2015, San Diego California, 11/21/15

  • O Luso-Havaiano: Accessing authentic historical documents for language instruction and research, American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, 2014 Conference, Panamá City, Panamá 07/09/14

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

  • (2021) Mamiya Hernandez, R., Barros Santos, K., and Matos, J.V.G., Transformative Learning Experiences: Bringing Learners Together to Address Equity and Social Justice Through Project-based Language learning in the Online Classroom, Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) Summer Research Symposium, Online.

  • (2020) Small Scale, High Impact: Micro-projects for the L2 classroom, American Council on Foreign
    Language Teaching (ACTFL) Convention, Online.

  • Language Learning and Interculturality: Stronger Together with Project-Based Language Learning, 101st American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference, San Diego, CA, 07/08/19

  • High-Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs) in Project-Based Language Learning Webinar, 06/05/19

  • Fostering Innovation, Interconnection, and Interculturality through PBLL, American Council on Foreign Language Teaching (ACTFL), Convention 2018, New Orleans, LA 11/16/18

  • Construindo conexões culturais através da Aprendizagem Baseada em Projetos, 100th AATSP Conference, Salamanca, Spain, 6/26/18

  • Empowering Learners through Project-based Language Learning, National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) Online Symposium, 1/11/17-1/12/17

  • Project-based Language Learning at UHM,  National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) Demos & Discussions, Honolulu, HI, 11/29/16

  • Building Literacies through Project-based Language Learning, American Council on Foreign Language Teaching (ACTFL), Convention 2016, Boston, MA, 11/19/16

  • Project-Based Language Learning: Integrating Language & Culture in the Classroom & Beyond, American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese Conference, Miami, FL 07/08/16-07/11-16

INTERCULTURALITY & IDENTITY

  • (2021) Mamiya Hernandez, R., Diálogos culturais em ambiente virtual, X Encontro Mundial sobre o Ensino de Português (EMEP), American Association of Teachers of Portuguese, Online.

  • (2021) Maddox, J., Ruggiero, D., and Mamiya Hernandez, R., Quilombos and Palenques in Brazil and Ecuador Today, 103rd American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference, Atlanta, GA.

  • (2019) Barros Santos, K., Urpia, A., and Mamiya Hernandez, R. Com a palavra, Mulheres quilombolas, Panel on Representations of Afro-Descendant Women Across the Americas, First Continental Conference on Afro-Latin Studies in the Americas, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

  • Intercultural Telecollaboration, Teaching Assistant Survival Society (TASS), Honolulu, HI 12/04/15

  • Perspectivas culturais no uso de estratégias de aprendizagem em ambiente virtual - o caso de brasileiros e estadunidenses, American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese Conference, Denver, Colorado 07/17/15

  • Estratégias de aprendizagem e percepções de alunos na aquisição lexical em ambiente virtual, American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, 2014 Conference, Panamá City, Panamá 07/08/14

  • Connecting Classrooms, Connecting with Students: Telecollaboration Projects for the Language Classroom, Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers, Fall Symposium, Honolulu, HI 10/19/13

L2 TEACHING & LEARNING

  • (2021) Amling, S. and Mamiya Hernandez, R., App Smashing with Book Creator to Showcase Language & Cultural Proficiency, 103rd American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference, Atlanta, GA.

  • (2021) Amling, S. and Mamiya Hernandez, R., Keeping Language Classes Jammin’ with Jamboard, International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) Conference, Online.

  • Perspectivas sobre o ensino das formas reduzidas no PLE, VI Encontro Mundial sobre o Ensino de Português, Miami,FL 08/4/17-08/05/17

  • Open Resources for the Language Classroom, Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers Summer Summit, Honolulu, HI 07/15/17

  • Creating e-Portfolios with Google Sites, Wiki Tech Talks, Honolulu, HI 11/13/15

  • Using Podcasts in the Second Language Classroom, Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers, Spring Conference, Honolulu, HI,  03/08/08

  • Supplementing a Textbook Using an  Input Analysis Approach  to Grammar Instruction, NCTE XXIV National Conference, San José, Costa Rica 01/25/08

WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS

  • (2021) Community Connections in Project-based Language Learning, Faculty Orientation to Online Learning, Center for Language and Technology, Webinar, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, Online.

  • (2020) Organized Práticas Inovadoras no Ensino de Português webinar, Moderator and Webinar

organizer, Online

  •  (2020) Building Community through Project-based Language Learning, Faculty Orientation to Online

  • Learning, Center for Language and Technology, Webinar, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI.

  •  (2020) University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Critical Language Scholarship Online Information Session,

  • Webinar, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI.

  • (2020) Online Portuguese Advocacy Meeting, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and

  • Portuguese, Webinar

  • (2020) Community Connections in Project-based Language Learning, Faculty Orientation to Online

  •  (2020) Communities of Practice and Project-based Language Learning, National Foreign Language

  • Resource Center for City University of New York Online Professional Development Course, University of

  • Hawai‘i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI.

  •  (2020) Experiências no bilinguismo, Instagram Live Discussion, Hosted by R. Uchôa Language School,

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • (2020) Enhancing Engagement through Flipgrid, Online Innovation Center, University of Hawai‘i at

  • Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

  • O potencial das narrativas digitais nas aulas de Português, VIII EMEP, Princeton, NJ, 08/10/19

  • Frighteningly Easy E-books! 👻Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers, Fall Symposium, Honolulu, HI, 10/27/18

  • O Bê-a-bá do Brasil: Intro to Portuguese & Brazilian Culture for Hawai‘i TESOL,05/24/18 

  • Sparking Interest in the Language Classroom: An Adobe Spark Workshop for Language Teachers, Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers Fall Symposium, Honolulu, HI, 10/07/17

  • Fun with Forms! A workshop on creative ways to use Google forms to create language learning materials, Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers, Fall Symposium, Honolulu, H 10/18/14

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Instructor for Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning Online Workshop and Intensive Summer Institute, Language Technology Flagship, supported by the Institute for International Education (IIE) acting as the administrative agent for the Defense Language and National Security Office (DLNSEO), 2021

  • Critical Language Scholarship Reviewer, 2018

  • Interviewed in the documentary, Portuguese in Hawaii produced by NPG Media for Radio and Television Portugal (RTP), 2018 

 

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

President-Elect, 2021

Portuguese Representative, Board of Directors 

Exam writer National Portuguese Exam (NPE) 

Hawai‘i Chapter AATSP

Vice-President 2014

President 2016

Past President 2018

Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers (HALT)

Member

Portuguese Language Representative 2013-present

Fall Symposium Chair 2015

American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese (AOTP)

Member

 

American Council on Foreign Language Teaching (ACTFL)

Member

 

Association for Educational Communication & Technology (AECT)

Member

Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)

Awards & Scholarships Chair, 2021-2022

Hawai‘i Representative to SWCOLT, 2020-2023

Conference Hospitality Chair 2016

 

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Awards

Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers Excellence in Teaching Award 2017

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