Last week, the Haiti Enabling Writers Workshop project launched with a blended training in Port au Prince. The Enabling Writers initiative is designed to train teams of local writers to produce hundreds of decodable and leveled books reflecting the cultures and languages of the young people who will read them. The initiative uses the Bloom writing software, winner of the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development competition.
SIL LEAD’s Bloom trainer was on-site to support the team in learning not only how to use Bloom for book writing, but also how to train others to use Bloom. In addition, distance training was provided on the foundational pedagogy and concepts of early grade reading and decodable and leveled book development. The trainers and the Haiti team report a successful week of training. In the coming month, the Haiti project team will prepare for training a local team of 20 to 30 writers and begin book development in Haitian Kreyol. Learn more about the Enabling Writers initiative here.