80 Teachers, from 23 schools, attend Training
On August 30th, we held a training session on Educational Technology. In attendance were 80 teachers, from 23 schools, in 7 towns. Nine (9) of the schools were new to using the KA Lite technology. We trained on the transition from KA Lite to Kolibri. Eight (8) schools were sent off with new equipment to start teaching in "presentation mode."
For myself, it was a special meeting to have all of the teachers we have been working with over the last year and a half together in one room. I believe we work with the absolute best from each school. These teachers inspire us at Shoulder to Shoulder, and without their dedication to the kids' education, this project would not be successful.
In September, we were lucky to have Dr. Dick Buten and Laura Manship come to Camasca for a week and a half. These two are treasured not only by us, but everyone in the Frontera. All year we hear “When is Dick coming?” “When is Laura coming?” We had another successful and productive week by their sides – visiting schools, talking with teachers and leaders, planning for the future, and deploying some extra equipment. Highlights from the trip include:
** Talking with leaders in Concepcion and San Antonio about community proposals to expand the educational projects to their WHOLE municipalities;
** Working with the Regional Education Department to get all of the Honduran curriculum in digital form, and
** Encouraging the expansion of the robotics programs. In November, we are going to have a robotics competition between Concepcion, Camasca and Santa Lucia!
StS Volunteers -- Sandy (left); Grace (right)