American schools summon Panamanian teachers for the school year in August 2021

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This call promotes the employment of Panamanian teachers and their international experience and that the country has more trained personnel to increase the growth of bilingual education.

The global education organization Participate Learning opened its recruitment process for all those teachers who want to work in schools in the United States for a period of 3 to 5 years, from this new school year starting at the end of August 2021.

The available positions correspond to teaching at the preschool and elementary levels. They will share about the Panamanian culture and teaching of the Spanish language as a second language to children between 5 and 10 years old.

Kelvin Ríos is a teacher from Panama who has been part of the program since 2019, currently teaching kindergarten and first-grade children at a North Carolina school. “My experience in these two years has been wonderful; when I got here, I thought I knew everything, but I realized that I didn't; I have completed my life master's degree thanks to a great opportunity to expand my horizons, learn new teaching methodologies and that has allowed me to enrich my knowledge as a professional and also on a personal level,” assured the teacher.

More opportunities for Panamanian teachers

Ronald Ramírez, the recruiting coordinator for Latin America, commented that “Participate Learning wants to invite all teachers who could not fulfill their dream of being international teachers the previous year, to sign up for the 2021 period and not abandon their professional and personal goals. During their stay in the United States, the beneficiaries receive professional updating training, and during the process, they have continuous support to guarantee the development of their capacities and talents.

This call promotes the employment of Panamanian teachers and their international experience and that the country has more trained personnel to increase the growth of bilingual education.

"Although they have faced challenges due to the Pandemic, the organization has been in charge of accompanying them during all those months for the use of technology, online teaching tools, and we have ensured their health and safety at all times," Ramírez concluded.

Participate Learning offers the opportunity to improve the quality of the second language in teachers through a family and work experience in another country, allowing that job opportunities are broader upon return to Panama.

Those with a family can also apply since the Program contemplates the management of visas for the family nucleus (spouse and children) during the years that the educator remains in his teaching work.

Kelvin invites and motivates Panamanian teachers to participate in the process to live the multicultural experience and professional growth that, like her and other colleagues, has allowed them to have more and more tools to work in education.

Among the benefits teachers receive is a salary equal to that of a US education professional, medical insurance, plane ticket, visa processing, and induction during their residency period. Added to this is the possibility of becoming ambassadors of the world's different cultures in the North American country and exchanging knowledge that can be applied in their countries of origin.