Education Minnesota Article – Minnesota Teachers Bring Training to Rural Bolivia
Education Minnesota wrote a nice article about Jackie Smith and Debbie Hadas; Jackie and Debbie have been a huge part of Mano a Mano’s teacher training trips to Bolivia over the past 5 years.
31 Pictures from Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017
2017 Trip Information Packet
Click below for a trip information packet (more information about previous trips is also below):
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.
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.
Thanks to everyone that participated in this project!
17 More Pictures from the Teacher Trip on Facebook
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.
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:
Previous Teacher Trips
Check out more information about the first 3 trips below (each headline is clickable).