With the new school year starting, we recently welcomed three new 2021-2022 Fellows, María, Pilar and Eloïse. Our fourth fellow for this year, Téilo, rejoins us following an internship earlier in 2021.
As part of our orientation program, María, Pilar and Eloïse, worked in pairs with the teaching team to research and develop skills and teaching techniques they would like to implement more in our classrooms.
Each team presented their research and strategies during our first Professional Development Workshop of the academic year. María and Mayra worked on building phonemic awareness, while Pilar and Yohanna worked on structured play techniques, and Eloïse and Johnny worked on socio-emotional skills. This activity allowed the new fellows to dive into Yspaniola's work and get to know the local team.