Is your school field trip in Madrid friendly with your students?
Around the 50% of Elementary schools in Madrid city limits follows a bilingual education. In terms of Eso and Bachiller (middle school and high school) only 30% follow the bilingual curriculum. In order to help the ESL learning process the Spanish Education Board hires ‘auxiliares de conversación‘ from different nationalities to work at public schools. Our school field trip in Madrid is here to make your work easier.
The majority of the exchange community in Madrid stays from 2 to 3 years but does that mean the system works correctly? What is your opinion? We have listened from you that some schools are not motivating students enough through engaging curricular activities or not wisely using your capabilities in the foreign language.
Consequently we would like to offer you a 30€ voucher for your school trip in Madrid. What does it mean? Clear, if your school hires a street art tour + stencil workshop, you will receive a 30€ discount to be used within the final invoice.
Here are some tips on how to turn in to your coordinator a differenciated hands-in activity. Send us an email with your contact details + name of the school to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you shortly.
Emphasazing the benefits of an ESL school field trip in Madrid.
As a former ESL teacher with 4 years of experience in the Ector County Independent school district (ECISD) in Odessa, TX and the Denver Public schools (DPS) in Denver, Colorado I will demonstrate why teenagers and children studying at a public school would benefit from a street art tour in the city center of Madrid and a stencil workshop at their own school.
Our street art tour meets the criteria from the Spanish curriculum. Have you ever heard of the term “unidad didáctica” (lesson goals & objectives)? It sets the objectives every scholar will master by the end of of a lesson. The activity we are suggesting today is aligned with the Spanish National curriculum.
-Hands on work.-
Children and teenagers learn better when using materials and participating in activities which use paint and spray cans to create graffitis and stencils. A must-use way of learning for educators. Cooperative learning.
Not all of our students have the same competencies in the English language, thus we have prepared a starter’s pack for educators to use in class and teach about the project in advance. Students will hear the vocabulary and become familiar with the keywords.
Our #ISOMadridStreetArt hashtag will engage students to participate in the activity and stay tuned with their peers about this educational activity. We will also create a contest for students to participate and win a prize.
-Murals and graffiti.-
Both the ESL and the ELAR standards are covered within the activity. It is fascinating to observe students’ interest about modern art and street art in particular. They are amazed when they learn that much about graffiti, stickers and stencils.The underground lifestyle (Hip hop, electronics…) also take part!
-Masters at work.-
When your instructor/teacher is motivated, you feel those positive vibrations and your attitude will automatically change towards the speaker. Our coordinators have participated in the visiting teachers in the US and the auxiliares de conversacion programmes. We are under the same boat!