Saturday, September 3, 2016

Alternative Education Center goes international

To officially launch the International Junior Writers Club (IJWC) on September 1, 2016, some students at the Alternative Education Center (AEC), Odessa, TX wrote friendly letters to their new learning partners from the other side of the world, the Philippines. An AEC English Language Arts class is partnering this school year with the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) recipients from the Schools Division of Dapitan City, Philippines to provide participating middle/high school students with opportunities to collaborate with each other year-round in any of their class writing assignments and projects.

Access is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State. The program, which is managed by the US Embassy, operates worldwide. IJWC's collaboration with Access scholars is officially acknowledged by the US Embassy.

With IJWC, participating Odessa and Dapitan City students bypass at least a $1.461 worth of collaboration.