TRIP (Teacher Readiness Improvement Pedagogy)

Teacher Readiness Improvement Pedagogy (TRIP)

NOTE: Spots are filled for 2017.  You are welcome to send an application to be on the waitlist or check for updates on TRIP 2018. 

Special thanks to our sponsor Community Playthings

Start this workshop in Greeley, Colorado by celebrating the American Independence Day with fireworks, parades and food. Following will be four weeks of English pedagogy instruction along with American cultural experiences. 

Click here to download the TRIP application and instructions

Click here to watch the video about the TRIP program

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Dates: July 1 to July 31, 2017

Colorado Partners of the Americas in collaboration with Aims Community College developed an innovative educational workshop for the development of enhanced skill for teaching English to non-English speakers.

Coursework: The objective of these sessions is to provide practical and relevant English Language instructional techniques to reach non English speaking students. You will learn techniques to differentiate learning styles, learning levels, and personal interests. This will elevate motivation, comprehension, and application of the English language. Technological interventions used during these courses will further the ability to individualize instruction.

Classes: Listening and Speaking, Writing and Reading Methods Course Summary and Response (technological tools integration)

Who is Qualified to participate:  

  1. Teachers of English from South or Central America who are employed in public or private institutions.

  2. Teachers with good English skills

How to apply: Submit your application by May 1, 2017 with a letter of recommendation from your school administrator along with an essay of between 100 and 200 words on “Why I feel I could benefit from this workshop.” Registration will be limited to the first 15 applicants

How much will it cost: Teachers will be required to provide transportation to and from Denver Colorado, passport and visa. Tuition for workshop is 100.00 USD. Home Stays for all participants will be provided.

News article from the 2015 program: http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/17274349-113/english-teachers-from-brazil-have-spent-weeks-in