Laura Bowen from Nuttall Middle School, Fayette County, Ann Blankenship from Fayetteville Middle School, Fayette County, and Leigh Smith from Kermit Middle School, Mingo County will participate in “Mexico: Integrating History, Language and Culture,” in Puebla, Mexico from July 22 to August 23, 2004. The National Endowment for the Humanities is sponsoring the event.
The program involves a month’s rigorous study of Spanish language and Mexican Culture primarily for K-8 teachers with little or no Spanish. It is intended to help develop a modest Spanish language teaching capability among teachers who are in need, and who are working with media or computer-based language programs.
The WVVS offers a high school level Spanish I course to seventh and eighth graders in 27 middle or elementary schools in WV. The content is delivered via the Internet and through facilitator-led activities.
“Thanks to well-designed, age appropriate, electronically delivered content and dedicated West Virginia Spanish teachers willing to learn new technologies, the WVVS Spanish IA/IB program has been a success,” said Donna Miller, Coordinator for the WVVS. “These teachers have taken on the task of daily course facilitation to help ensure that their students acquire a second language.”
The WVVS is operated through the West Virginia Department of Education. For more information about the WVVS, contact Donna Miller, Coordinator, WVVS, at (304) 558-0304, or at firstname.lastname@example.org