ConTextos was established in 2011 to foster literacy and critical thinking among elementary school students in El Salvador. It provides training, technical and material assistance to teachers, school directors, parent and educational authorities to improve literacy instruction and learning outcomes. ConTextos' goal is to change teaching practices by pairing the provision of high quality teaching and learning materials with intensive classroom- and school-based professional development and support for teachers.
This grant from the Tinker will enable Galapagos Conservancy to improve the quality and relevance of public education for students in Galapagos by designing and carrying out a mentorship-based training program for every teacher on the Islands. Training will be developed by teams comprised of experienced educators in each subject area, with expertise in the best pedagogical practices.