Silvina M Orsatti, EdD

  • Instructor of Spanish

Professor Silvina Orsatti, EdD teaches Spanish language and culture, and foreign language pedagogy. Her research interests include digital storytelling and game-based learning in the foreign language classroom. She earned her doctorate in education with an emphasis in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation was ‘Gamifying the Spanish Curriculum to Promote Motivation and Willing Communication in the College-level Classroom.' In the Spanish program, Professor Orsatti teaches elementary and intermediate Spanish, and upper level courses in Hispanic language and culture. In the Education program, she teaches Spanish Methods and coordinates the Pedagogy Lab with K-12 Spanish teachers from local schools. Professor Orsatti received the PSMLA Educator of the Year Award in 2014. She is the faculty contact for students interested in becoming Spanish teachers as well as those interested in technology tools and games for language learning.