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Thursday, February 13 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Participating in International Projects: a Summary of the Alberta Teachers' Association Guatemala Project Popular

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Last summer, through a partnership between the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) and Change For Children, a team of six Alberta teachers traveled to Comitancillo, Guatemala, to collaborate with local educators. Comitancillo is a rural indigenous community in the northern highlands of Guatemala. This year's project focused on numeracy and literacy, as well as the use of technology as a tool for learning in both areas. The Albertan teachers worked in four elementary schools and one junior high school. The Albertan and Guatemalan teachers collaborated on various pedagogical strategies, with the goals of enhancing student learning and improving teaching practices in a second- language learning environment (Spanish and one of the Mayan dialects, Mam). This session will provide an overview of the Association's ongoing project in Guatemala, what the presenter has learned from participating in the project, and how members can get involved in the project or similar projects.

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Paul Jespersen

Paul Jespersen has B.A. in History from Kings University, a B.Ed. After Degree and a M.Ed. from the University of Alberta. Paul worked as a teacher for 12 year and an Assistant Principal for two years. The last 7 years were at Vilna school in the Aspen View Public School Division... Read More →


Thursday February 13, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
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