One Voice 4 Change is working on several projects in Belize City and Belmopan with educational teams from PathLight International.
The students in Belize City and Belmopan are very interested in learning how to play guitar, write songs, and sing. We have purchased six guitars for students in Belmopan that can be in PathLight offices for group instruction. We would love donations to fund guitars that can be checked out so that students can practice at home. There are more students in Belmopan andBelize City that would learn to play the guitar is we had more guitars. ($150.00 / guitar)
Professional guitarists from Colorado and OV4C will work with facilitating adult mentors in Belize to coordinate the instruction and instrument care.
In May 2020 we worked with the Natural Resources Education Program to facilitate a collaboration that brought in industry experts on an Energy & Environmental QUEST that connected learning to real-world problems. Belizean students and teachers were front and center finding solutions for their country and the world.
Susan Morrice (Belize Natural Energy) was one of the industry experts who's sincere interest in empowering students in Belize helped make this collaboration sustainable, insightful, and inspirational.
The NREP PBL QUEST has become the beginning of sustainable relationships.
Susan will also help Belizean students and teachers build relationships with industry partners so that students are supported in dreams for their future. The students dreams are called FUTURE ME.
For the projects above and below to succeed, we are urgently asking for donations.
ZOOM Pro Subscription: $900 - $1,800 / year
AVer teleconferencing equipment: $700 - $900 / room. (each room we serve can be conected to infinite subject matter experts, industry support, and teacher collaborations)
In January 2020 we set up two AVer 520+ room systems so that teachers in Belize City and Belmopan can conduct ZOOM meetings with their teams, with teachers from surrounding areas, and with subject matter experts that will strengthen access to knowledge and skills in multiple subjects.
We have also worked with ECBOCES (Colorado), MindSpark, and the Morgridge Family Foundation to recruit several highly qualified teachers to work with Belizean teachers to inspire joyful learning in Belize and Colorado. The teacher training in Belize was going to be an in-person event for 500 teachers in July, 2020. Now the event is virtual and the technology donated by AVer and OV4C has become a lifeline, connecting students, teachers, and opportunity.
Teacher Training Conference 2020
2020 Focus: Literacy/Numeracy
Theme: Helping to Shape the Future of Teaching: A 2020 Vision
Pre: Early Childhood: Innovative Teaching for Early Learners; Getting it Right from the Start - Age Group: 4-7 year olds Classes: Kinder to Grade 3
Primary I: Primary School : Closer Look at Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction: Implementing Word Study in Classrooms Age Group: 8-12 Classes: Grade 4-8
Primary II: Write from the Start – Writing Development for Primary Learners Age Group: 8-12 Classes: Grade 4
Primary III: Changing the Way we Look at Math and Teach Math - Age Group: 10-12 Classes: Grade 6- 8
High School: It's Never Too Early and Never Too Late: Innovative Teaching forAny Learner - Age Group: 13-18 Classes: Grade 9-12
Dates: July 4th - July 11th, 2020
Who are the PathLight Teacher Training program staff?
Nilda Muschamp, Director of Operations (Belmopan)
Consuelo Godfrey, Director, Teacher Training (Belize City)
Beatrice Geban, Teacher Trainer (Belize City)
Maggie Ruiz, Teacher Trainer (Belmopan)
For further information, please feel free to contact: Consuelo Godfrey
Director, Teacher Training Programs 501-610-6244
All Careers for a Green Economy - LINK
On June 3, 2020 Belizean author and teacher Beatrice Arnold-Geben will invited students and teachers from Belize to a virtual environmental workshop with Martin Ogle and Entrepreneurial Earth. This meeting has led to relationships between Belize and Colorado in the area of environmental sciences. Stay tuned for the wonderful collaborations being designed by Belzean and Colorado teachers.