Friday, January 14, 2011
The interesting work begins
For the past six months, we have been working on promotion. All this in an effort to get a group of teachers to come with us this summer. We are now working on program development. This is the really creative phase!
Basically, the schedule looks like this:
day 1-5 - arrival in El Salvador, orientation and visiting sites of importance in San Salvador.
day 5 - 11 - Stay in Chalatenango, working with CCR and teacher co-op
Day 11 - 14 - Beach Day and return to San Salvador for further travel or return home.
What I am really interested in right now is day 5-11. This part of the program is largely undefined - which is great! Teachers Without Borders and CRIPDES (Nelson) are working on ideas for this section - but I really want your ideas. What would be good for this week - participants, what would you like to do and explore? Former participants - based on your experience, what do you think we should be doing?
Here are some of my ideas
1. A workshop on popular education methods hosted by Equipo Maiz - a day-long experience where Canadian and Salvadoran teachers can learn and share together.
2. Exploration of the issue of mining - Canadian mining companies really want to open this area up to mining - lets explore community attitudes on this issue
3. Extended history lesson on San Jose Las Flores - this is a really interesting community that was deserted during the war and resettled while the conflict still raged - this history has created a vibrant community.
That's a start
What are your ideas??