On July 2nd and 3rd, WYA Europe Regional Director of Advocacy Antoine Mellado was at the International University of Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain to train members to be future Certified Training Program teachers. The training was organized for secondary school teachers of the Institucio, a network of 20 schools in Catalonia.
On the first day, future trainers went through the key points of the first four Chapters of WYA’s Certified Training Program. They had an opportunity to simulate CTP discussions and to practice leading and mentoring the group. This day was also dedicated to discussions on main ideas, connecting those ideas to authors, and correcting sample answers.
Three final Chapters were covered during the second day of the training. The practical part of the training again consisted of CTP discussion simulations and mentoring, correcting answers, and going through the crucial language of UN documents. The teachers had a chance to recognize examples of good, but also of problematic or ambiguous language that appears in the national and international law documents.
After their certification, these teachers plan to implement the CTP training into their classrooms as part of the curriculum.