Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017
Mano a Mano invites you to join a 9 day group trip for teachers to Cochabamba, Bolivia from June 17-25, 2017.
We will visit rural Bolivian schools to view teaching methods, develop curriculum with their teachers, learn how they keep parents involved, and have an opportunity to interact with them in informal as well as classroom settings. We approach this trip with a deep appreciation for the dedication of teachers in both countries, for the similarities and differences in our life experiences, and for the gifts that teachers from each country can bring to the other.
2017 Trip Information Packet
Click below for a trip information packet (more information about previous trips is also below). Contact us with any questions or for more information.
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!
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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.
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).