Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2016

Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2016

Below are a few pictures from our teacher trip to Bolivia in June 2016. This was Mano a Mano’s 4th year of hosting teacher trips to Bolivia. Minnesota teachers travel to Bolivia with Mano a Mano to participate in workshops with Bolivian teachers.

Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia - June 2016

Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2016

Daniel has a way with the kids. They love doing cat's cradle with him! From the Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia - June 2016

Daniel has a way with the kids. They love doing cat’s cradle with him! From the Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2016

This year focused on a week-long teacher training project in Santivanez, a new community for this project. Our Minnesota teachers presented workshops for 80 Bolivian teachers in a community that has 15 schools. They had opportunities to observe and participate in classroom teaching and then teach workshops on language arts, math, and communication among parents, teachers, and students. Minnesota teachers spend months preparing the workshop lessons and pay all of their own expenses.

Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia - June 2016

Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2016

Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia - June 2016

Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2016

Thanks to everyone that participated in this project!

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Interview with Mano a Mano Co-Founder Joan Velasquez

Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez was interviewed by the Minnesota chapter of The American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (MN-AATSP) for their May 2016 Noticiero newsletter. The interview focused on Mano a Mano’s June 2016 teacher trip to Bolivia.

Arani, Bolivia - community where Mano a Mano's teacher trips have been based.

Arani, Bolivia – community where Mano a Mano’s teacher trips have been based in previous years.

From the MN-AATSP website:

“The American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (AATSP) is a national professional organization for educators which promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education.

AATSP-MN is a state chapter whose mission is promoting the Spanish & Portuguese languages and cultures, supporting educators, and recognizing student excellence through various events in the state of Minnesota.”

Read the Full MN-AATSP Interview with Joan Here

The PDF version of the interview is available here:

MN-AATSP Interview with Joan Velasquez

Page 1 of Joan's interview with AATSP. Read the full interview at the link above.

Page 1 of Joan’s interview with AATSP. Read the full interview at the link above.

Previous Teacher Trips

Check out more information about the first 3 trips below (each headline is clickable).

2013 Teacher Trip – 9 Travelers

Minnesota and Bolivia teachers during a workshop, 2013.

Minnesota and Bolivia teachers during a workshop, 2013.

2014 Teacher Trip – 7 Travelers

2015 Teacher Trip – 11 Travelers



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