Pre-Texts in Paraguay
The Development Institute (Instituto Desarrollo, ID) and USAID/Paraguay launched the program Rule of Law and Cultural Integrity (ROLCI) on May 29th. Prof. Doris Sommer and Margo Abarca gave the keynote address on “Innovative Education to Stimulate Civic Culture.”
The Instituto Desarrollo was awarded a USAID grant to strengthen Paraguayan higher education institutions to improve the rule of law, decrease corruption and increase support for democracy. As part of this project, ID has partnered with Cultural Agents to use Pre-Texts as a training platform to establish a culture of accountability and creativity across Paraguayan organizations and rule of law institutions. Doris Sommer and Human Rights expert Marco Abarca will facilitate an online Pre-Texts training (5 sessions, 3 hours each) starting on July 2nd.
Casa Walsh Pre-Texts Seminar
Casa Walsh in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been offering digital Pre-Texts seminars led by Tálata Rodríguez. The next seminar will be held over 5 sessions starting on June 23rd. More information is below and on the Pre-Texts calendar.
Seminario de Pre-Textos digital
El seminario es gratuito y ofrece certificación. Las vacantes son limitadas. Los días de cursada en línea son 23, 24, 25, 26 y 30 de junio de 10 a 13 h (hora Argentina), 9am-12pm (EST). La asistencia a las quince horas de cursada en línea es obligatoria para completar el seminario. Para obtener la certificación, además de completar la cursada, se requiere la acreditación -a través de informes descriptivos- de la aplicación de 15 horas del protocolo. Facilitado por Mixtli Cano Moreno y Tálata Rodriguez. Información e inscripciones: firstname.lastname@example.org
More Digital Pre-Texts
In Mexico with the Secretaría de Educación Pública, thirty teachers and librarians of Normal Schools in Coahuila were trained in Pre-Texts in May 2020. This month, teachers are being trained in Sonora, Mexico. The training is facilitated by Enrique Márquez and Ines Benítez.
Marcela Mendez is facilitating digital Pre-Texts workshops in Argentina. Marcela is a graduate of the 2020 Global Leaders Program. Read more about the program and her work here.
Pre-Texts in Kolkata, India
In order to appreciate the magic of Pre-Texts, Prof. Doris encouraged me to try it with my six year old daughter and some of her friends. As a reference, she shared the experiment by Tálata Rodríquez who is a teacher based in Argentina. Her note was in Spanish so I translated it to English and Prof. Doris was kind enough to make the edits and that became the blueprint for me to conduct my own experiment.
– Manonita Bhattacharya
Read more about digital Pre-Texts in Kolkata, India here.
Pre-Texts in Galicia
In January 2020, as part of the Erasmus + KA1 project “Trilingual: Reading in Action,” Elva González, professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University, led a Pre-Texts workshop in Galicia. Read more here.