Communities of readers in Chiltiupan, El Salvador

Bring a kindle lab to a community of readers in Chiltiupan, 9 school libraries sharing resources, teacher training and best practices

ConTextos

Our story

ConTextos has worked with a network of nine schools in Chiltiupan, La Libertad for the last three years to develop functional child-friendly libraries. The school libraries are different in size, number of students, teachers and book titles, but they all have in common the passion and love for learning, reading and writing.

Next year we expect to integrate the use of e-reader in their communities, so they increase their experience as readers and develop twenty first century skills. We aim to purchase 40 kindles that will benefit 9 schools = 19 teachers and around 1000 students and their families.
We expect students and teachers to make their own choices when selecting a book, and also to keep track of their books preferences and register how many hours they spend with the e-reader.

Why it matters?

Although schools within the network share resources and books, they are limited. As technology evolves, new updated titles are now available at lower costs; this would allow the community of readers to keep up with the world.

 This model certainly gives us a first glance of how a virtual library in a rural area of El Salvador would work, so to replicate in other school networks in the country that ConTextos supports.

How will the funds be used?

ConTextos uses international standardized tests to measure reading fluency (words per minute) and also the levels of comprehension.
We have been working with this community in Chiltiupan, since 2011 and we will be able to compare data from different years of intervention, including with this project.



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great project!

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

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Vamos!!!

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Almost there!

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Good job! keep going!

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I am most happy to receive the virtual hug!

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ConTextos is the BEST! The world needs their magic and brilliance!

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The team

Alejandra Mejía

Lindsay Rodgers

Director of Educational Programs

Zoila Recinos

Jennifer Coreas

Teacher Trainer

Carlos Recinos

Enrique Quintanilla

Teacher Trainer



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