Adventures in Spain and Ireland

Teaching grade 4 at FFCA, I’m lucky enough to also teach beginner Spanish to the grade 4 students. In July, 2013, I was granted the Language Bursary Award from the Government of Alberta to study Spanish abroad. Through this bursary program, I was able to pick any Spanish-speaking country, and participate in daily language lessons, as a way to improve my own skills, as well as enhance the learning of my students.

From Spain, I also did a few traveling side trips to Morocco and Gibraltar.

Being that my boyfriend, Daniel, is from Ireland, we took it as an opportunity to also visit his family while in Europe. If you’re interested in reading more about both experiences, please read:
Adventures in Spain and Ireland

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Uganda: JGI Teacher Training

In July, 2012 I participated in a teacher-training workshop in Uganda, through collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Canada and JGI Uganda. I worked hand in hand with local primary-school teachers to develop lessons, activities, and games about the environment that children could understand. The Ugandan teachers then went back to their school to share and train other teachers on all of the information and strategies that they learned. To learn more about my experience in Uganda, please visit:
Erin In Uganda

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