In November of 2011 I went to Costa Rica with 25 other teachers from across the United States. This program was sponsored by the Toyota International Teachers program of Study. We worked together to study the geography of Costa Rica, including its animal life, plant life, cultures and of course, issues with preserving its precious ecosystem.
My students researched Costa Rica prior to my departure and we worked on projects after my return. The information has be shared with theirr peers in Ukraine and copies of the lesson plans made available through Toyota. I t was the highlight of my last year as a regular classroom teacher.
I have created my 4th self published book on this trip to Costa Rica to give students an understanding of the country on a reading level that they can understand.