Intercultural Bilingual Education Program conducted a two day “Creativity in the classroom” workshop. Three male and 47 female teachers attended the workshop which was meant to increase creativity and develop artistic talents in teachers. On the first day the teachers made origami fish and on the second, a book discussing topics of grammar, math and vocabulary. ” ‘The Foldables’ is the newest thing in education,” explains Natalie Forbes, who alongside Martel Watler organized the event.
The teachers worked in groups sitting around tables and using scissors, glue and crayons to make fold-out instructional materials that both they and their students could use. One of only three male teachers at the event was Professor Jose Colon, 61, a teacher at Wild Cane Kinder-First grade school in Coxen Hole. “There are not so many male [bilingual] teachers for economical reasons. Many of them work on boats or abroad,” explained Colon, who came to Roatan from San Pedro Sula.
Roatan Municipality, provided the funds workshop. PIER foundation and Church of God Universal provided the space for the February 19 and 20 event. [/private]