Change for Children teaching tour gears up for Guatemala

December 5, 2017
ATA News Staff
The Change for Children program will send four Alberta teachers on a tour of Guatemala in 2018. It operated in Nicaragua last year. (FILE)

Last summer four Alberta teachers shared their skills, knowledge and experiences with teachers and students in Nicaragua as part of a Central American teaching tour. This coming summer, four more Alberta teachers will have the chance to do the same in Guatemala.

The teaching tour is a pilot project supported by the Alberta Teachers’ Association and Alberta-based Change for Children (CFC). It is in its second year and, though the destination has changed, the focus on facilitating the professional development of teachers in Central America is the same.

Tour participants will engage in hands-on training and information-sharing with local teachers at CFC partner educational institutions, community-based cultural centres and NGO partner organizations.

Travel days for the tour are next July 6 to 20. ❚

To apply: Teachers who are interested in this unique professional development opportunity can submit an application to the ATA–Change for Children project before the deadline of Dec. 15.

Find the application form here.