Check out the video clip on Morning Joe from MSNBC about the school and changes that have been occuring in Medellin. I did a workshop there a couple of weeks ago, and thought it was fabulous. Just have to figure out a way to move Manizales closer to Medellin so I can go back and volunteer!
Here's my highlight...
Title: English Language Fellow Visits Escuela Marina Orth in Medellin
Teachers from various content areas at Escuela Marina Orth, a public school on the outskirts of Medellin, spent three hours practicing their conversation skills with English Language Fellow Erin Lowry. Teachers discussed their difficulties with learning a new language, how their students feel about learning the English, and participated in various interactive activities to help them develop strategies for communicating in English language. The school was originally founded by former Peace Corps volunteer Maureen Orth, and teachers in all areas have weekly professional development time where they focus on learning the English and technology.