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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Starting a new year for Compadres

Now that summer is almost over and we are returning to school, it is time to start thinking about our next trip to El Salvador.

At this point, we have 20 people who have signed up for the experience. This is a good number. I am now looking for ways to keep people engaged so we don't have the drop off of interest that we experienced last year.

There are several new ventures. We will be working with Teachers Without Borders this year. They run two programs that could be a great fit with the work we are doing.

I just enrolled myself in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery program. I really hope that we will be able to find a way to offer credit to our teachers this year. This program may help.

If not, no matter. TWB offers some really interesting programs that I think we finally give us the tools to structure the professional dialogue we want to have with Salvadoran educators.

We are also working on a partnership with ASCORCAN here is Ottawa. We hope to promote their speakers program to our teachers and possibly to some of our students as well! We are also hoping to develop a popular education workshop with them some time this winter.

More to come, I will try to use the blog to chronicle the preparation work we are doing this fall.