Within the framework "Best practices and lessons learned in pedagogical accompaniment and learning assessment"

By: Neylin Calderón

As part of the "Community Action for Reading and Security" project (CARS, the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN) through the Institute of Linguistic Promotion and Research and Cultural Revitalization (IPILC-URACCAN) participated on Tuesday, January 22 of the current, in the III Forum entitled "Best practices and lessons learned in the pedagogical accompaniment and evaluation of childhood learning of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast".

URACCAN, teacher Diala López, vice-chancellor of URACCAN at the Bluefields venue, Msc, participated in this activity at Crown Plaza in Managua. Elizabeth Solomon, IPILC-URACCAN coordinator of the Bilwi compound, Teacher Keith Narvaéz, URACCAN External Cooperation Coordinator at Bilwi and Msc. Yader Galo, evaluation and accreditation coordinator of URACCAN at the Bilwi venue. Recognition was also given to the Msc. Diala López for being implemented by the CARS project.

Similarly, the technicians and techniques of the project were present, Zorayda Méndez, Erwin Kotler, Guillermo Thomas, Adda Muller and Joel who presented their experiences working with children and teachers from the first to third grades in the municipalities of Puerto Cabezas and Prinzapolka.

Multiculticultural pedagogical accompaniment

According to Zorayda Mendez, project technique, which he presented on multiculticultural pedagogical accompaniment, "the pedagogical accompaniments made by URACCAN made it easier for teachers to improve, because the CARS project provided fungible materials to each of the teachers to make corners of learning, as we had bilingual, miskitus and Spanish schools, then teachers sometimes had no idea how to make a material , but when they were given accompaniment then they were given advice," Mendez said.

For her part, teacher Elizabeth Solomon, coordinator of the Institute of Linguistic Promotion and Research and Cultural Revitalization (IPILC-URACCAN) and coordinator of the CARS project in Bilwi and Prinzapolka participated in the panel of CARS implementing NGGs: "Good practices and lessons learned during the implementation of the project".

In this sense, teacher Solomon presented the experiences lived as a university, "we consider that bilingual schools need more strengthening, because some teachers find it difficult to teach their classes in Spanish and that also makes them confuse students," she said.

About the project

According to Master Yader Galo, in charge of monitoring and evaluating the CARS project, "This is a project that URACCAN has implemented for 4 years, a part was executed by Bluefields and then the Bilwi compound, from 2017 to 2019, is now the phase of total closure of the project at the national level", emphasized.

The Community Action for Reading and Security (CARS) project was carried out through the Grant Agreement between DevTech Systems, Inc. and URACCAN and under funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where work was done to strengthen reading in first through third graders in the municipality of Puerto Cabezas and Prinzapolka.