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Crossing Borders

Annie, Participant

CROSSING BOARDERS I was lucky enough to have an outdoor childhood, full of hiking, and  playing in creeks.  I hope future generations have a sustainable planet. I live in an area that has had diminished snowpack the last several years.  With less......Read More

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Hola

Mariana Mariel, Participant

Hola! I am Mariana and I just signed up for the program (better late than never, right?) Going to Bolivia is a dream come true for me. I’m a Spanish teacher in Dallas Texas, and am originally from Argentina. I can’t wait to meet......Read More

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Updated Course Itinerary and Summary

Stephen Taranto, Participant

Good morning everyone! I imagine that you are all in the throes of the end of the academic year and your thoughts may not be directed toward the Andes just yet, however we do want to share an updated course itinerary and program summary with you. We......Read More

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Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Travel Itinerary?

Christina Montiel, Participant

Hi all, On the return from Bolivia I have an 18 hour layover in Lima…. I’m just wondering if anyone else does as well? If so it would be fun to plan something for that day…not sure what all the options are! I have been to Lima......Read More

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Introduction

Louisa, Participant

Hello! My name is Louisa Connaughton. I teach 4th grade at BB&N with Christina and Maria Elena. I am an avid outdoors person and passionate educator. I am very excited about this trip and exploring and adventuring with you all. I did a similar......Read More

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Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Visa

Christina Montiel, Participant

Hey Will, Just got a message today saying my visa was approved!!! (I just mailed everything last week)… applying and preparing everything took a little time but if you follow the visa info that simon sent plus follow directions on their......Read More

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Intro

Maria Elena Derrien, Participant

Hello! I am Maria Elena (one name – two words) Derrien. I teach science to first and fourth graders at BB&N in Cambridge, MA. Part of my job also entails mentoring and coaching teachers around integrated curriculum and project based......Read More

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Introduction

Christina DelloRusso, Participant

Hi all, I have spent the last twelve years teaching at BB&N, in Cambridge, MA. Most of those years were spent teaching kindergarten, and I switched to fourth grade last year. Maria Elena, Louisa and I all work together in fourth grade, and have......Read More

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Pondering Prompt 1

Christina Montiel, Participant

I certainly cannot call myself an expert on climate change as my life has not yet been as dramatically impacted by it as many others around the globe….who have already have had their lives altered as a result of it.  I know what I hear and......Read More

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Educator

Will Rhem, Participant

Hey All, With only six weeks or so before we meet up, I have a few boxes to check off the Bolivia preparation to do list. Has anyone completed the visa process? Any advice? I haven’t had the best of luck with bureaucracy recently. Anyway, my......Read More

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Introduction

Anya Wislocki, Participant

Hello All, I have been a social studies teacher in New York City for the past 11 years. I currently teacher at a small high school in Elmhurst, Queens. Our population is 100% recently  arrived immigrant students. While the majority of our students......Read More

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Prompt #1: Crossing Boundaries

Gina, Instructor

“Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” – Paolo Freire   Prompt #1: Crossing......Read More

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Pre-Departure Readings and Themes

Simon Hart, Dragons Admin

Readings and Materials Before the Course Over the next six weeks, Gina, Stephen and Iván will share readings and media links on this Yak Board for you to review, reflect and share your observations and thoughts.  The materials will be based on......Read More

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Mark’s Introduction!

Mark Heath, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m so looking forward to our time together, both in Bolivia and as we connect before and after our trip. My name is Mark Heath and I am a teacher, dorm parent, and Class Dean at Milton Academy in Massachusetts. As a faculty member in......Read More

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Participant

Heather Zimmer, Participant

Hello everyone, I am a science teacher and dorm parent at Milton Academy in Massachusetts.  Although I have been a chemistry teacher for over 20 years, I also occasionally teach a class in which I use science fiction to challenge and inspire......Read More

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Traducción/translation

Iván Nogales, Participant

Caray!! … that introduction of Gina is wonderful, and I did not feel that it is extensive, because it is enveloping, it caught me. Thanks Stephen for your note that helps me to know you more. I am very curious to meet all of you personally,......Read More