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I have been an elementary and secondary school teacher and administrator. Currently, I am a faculty member in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. My M.Ed. and Ph.D. had a focus on the educational and linguistic experiences of children who moved from other countries to Canada.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wilfrid Laurier University team - 1 week until departure

We have had an amazing couple of weeks as some of the last details of our trip have come together nicely. We are in Haiti from May 9-19, with a focus in the first 3 days in a smaller community (Pignon) and then in Cap-Haitien (Haiti's 2nd largest city). The time in Pignon will be spent at College de la Grace (pre-school, elementary, secondary, and vocational program - well over 1,000 students) as they celebrate their 20th anniversary. On May 11, we will be working with 50 teachers on topics such as curriculum development, supporting students with special needs, and leadership capacity.

From May 12-18, we will be working with the Public University of the North at Cap-Haitien and the Haitian Ministry of National Education. We will be doing English as a Foreign Language in schools as well as providing workshops for school principals. We are excited to be working with Sacred Heart Center in providing support to their  pre-school and nutrition programs.

There has been some great uptake on The Waterloo Record story (click on the blue to read the story) about the Digital Mentoring Project:

BlackBerry made a very nice donation of new phones to the project and we have had 100+ used BlackBerries donated!

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