A thousand Canarian students closes the project 'Write as readers' - The Province

A thousand Canarian students closes the project 'Write as readers' - The Province


More than 1,100 students of Primary and Secondary Education of Gran Canaria and Tenerife closed these days the second edition of Write as readers, creative reading and writing project that Ministry of Education and Universities of Government of the Canary Islands develops in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Reading and Writing and the SM Foundation. The initiative, which takes place in the Canary Islands since the last academic year, is part of the Ibero-American program of AELE and SM Foundation for the promotion of reading and writing.

The bear that read the children, The Mozart syndrome Y The witch Ulula and the forest of no, Writers Gonzalo Moure and Miguel Sánchez Guelmí have worked on this course within the project, which allows students to work on creative techniques based on the reading of the proposed works. The work of more than a thousand students from Canary Islands this week is the theme of the last activities of the project, since these days the schoolchildren talk with the writers of the works the details of their own creative process.

On this occasion, the activity was directed to centers of the two capital islands, after the last year, in its first edition, in the rest of the Islands of the Archipelago. It is worth remembering that the past course involved 1,800 schoolchildren from 17 schools in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma and El Hierro were introduced to the project.

Today, more than 200 students from the CEIP Alfonso Spínola, Santo Domingo and Camino Largo, CEO Manuel de Falla and IES Agustín Betancourt have celebrated their final meeting with the authors at the Teacher Center of La Laguna, in a day in which it has also celebrated the official closure of this second edition of the project.

At the closing ceremony, in addition to the writers, the director of the Canarian Agency of University Quality and Educational Evaluation, and director of Innovation of the Ministry of Education and Universities of the Government of the Canary Islands, Teresa Acosta, the president of the Spanish Reading Association and Escritura, Estela D'Angelo, the coordinator of educational programs of the SM Foundation, José María González, and the teacher's trainer within the program, Laura Benítez Sastre.

The Director of Innovation of the Ministry, Teresa Acosta, said during the closing "the importance of Writing as Readers not only as a tool to promote creativity among students, since it focuses the reading processes from a creative perspective and active, encouraging the literary creation, but also as formative experience for the teachers of the Archipelago ".

This course has been 50 teachers who have been trained with the initiative. The participating centers were CEIP Camino Largo, Santo Domingo, Alfonso Spínola, La Estrella, Villa de Firgas and María Jesús Ramírez, CEO Manuel de Falla and IES Agustín de Bethencourt, Santa Ana, Los Cristianos, Arinaga Beach, José Zerpa, Montesinos, Guanarteme, Domingo Rivero and Guillermina Brito.

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