Visit to Juan de la Barrera in Mexico

This week, families of the John Stanford International school in Seattle, were visiting their sister school in the outskirt of Puerto Vallarta: Escuela Primaria Juan de la Barrera.

The American kids (about 15 students) joined their counterparts in classes in the morning, while the parents did some work for the school. This year, it was a mural depicting the exchange in between the 2 schools (the symbols of Puerto Vallarta on one side, and the symbols of Seattle on the other).

The feedback from the teachers attending the computer training facilitated by TINFA was very positive. Not only did it benefit the teachers of JdlB, but also one Elementary schools teacher from each of the Elementary schools of the district. Thank you to our partner Principal, Juan Montero, for your leadership on this!  

The proud teachers!

We had some good discussions with the teachers related to continuing virtual exchanges  in between the 2 schools. At least 2 to 3 teachers are willing and ready to start on the Mexico side!

I also visited several other schools in the area. (3 primary and 2 middle) and had good discussions with their administration and some of their teachers. There are great potential for additional TINFA partners, as well as additional virtual exchanges with other schools in Seattle.