Continued Support for TeachUNITED in Costa Rica with Middlebury and Macalester Colleges
TeachUNITED is a nonprofit that partners with rural schools in the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica for an intensive two-year program that includes on-site teacher coaching, a robust training program, and mobile off-the-grid technology. TeachUNITED delivers an arsenal of tools and support to help their partner schools join the ranks of the most successful schools on earth. Once the two-year program is complete, schools become part of the global TeachUNITED network, where teacher graduates mentor the next cohort of educators to create long-term, sustainable change.
Macalester College has joined and Middlebury College has continued a partnership with Team4Tech to provide immersive service learning programs for students interested in technology and education. As part of this program, the student volunteers provided technology support and training for TeachUNITED teacher trainers on new Edtech software that can be used in their regular training. They also provided technology support and training for participating teachers on the use of RACHEL servers. In addition, they delivered workshops to: community members on technology to support their businesses; primary school students and teachers on Scratch coding; and students from the Universidad Nacional on English language acquisition apps and software that will help them pursue their careers in tourism.