Ecuador Trip: If you are interested in going to Ecuador with Ms. Knight, please stop by the library and pick up some information. Remember for just the price of the ticket you will get two weeks in Ecuador. All your lodging and your food is provided. From the Mountains to the Shore, we will explore!!!!
In early November, 2009, University School formally began a school partnership with Colegio Americano de Guayaquil, The American School of Guayaquil, in Ecuador. The first phase of this exciting partnership began on February 4th with the arrival of 14 high school students from Ecuador! They, along with their high school director and IB coordinator, spent the month of February as guests at University School. This learning exchange will be reciprocated next September when students and teachers from University School spend their fall break in Ecuador.
Both schools look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership that includes rich student and teacher collaborations while extending knowledge and use of digital communication and learning.
On Thursday, November 5th, 2009, University School officials met with leaders from Colegio Americano de Guayaquil to sign a formal Partnership Agreement. Dr. Hal Knight, Dean of the Clemmer College of Education; Dr. Doyle Brinson, Director of University School; and two teachers, Dr. April Blakely and Ms. Laura Robertson, traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador for the signing of the agreement and to visit our new sister school.
University School welcomed visitors from Guayaquil, Ecuador on August 3rd and 4th. As you may already know, Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador, a Pacific coast country in South America. The Galapagos Islands are just off the coast of Ecuador.
(Picture: Dr. Doyle Brinson; Ing. Francisco Andrade, Dra. Patricia Ayala de Coronel, and Dr. Angel Camilo Marquez)
This is the first step in what we envision as a rich partnership that includes student and teacher exchanges, language institutes, and teacher professional development. Much of our work will utilize the latest technology available for digital collaboration.
You may wish to visit Colegio Americano de Guayaquil website at http://www.colegioamericano.edu.ec/2010/en/