Evelyn Canales, the editor of Silver International, speaks with a teacher about the publication. Mohammed Kayati, Quynh Nguyen and Chizen Li look on.
Evelyn Canales and Quynh Nguyen On October 18, four representatives from Silver International attended a Washington
area ESOL teacher's convention, held in Annondale, Virginia.
The purpose of their visit was to advertise Silver International and make the
newspaper better known outside the Montgomery County area.
In order to achieve their goal the staff members gave a short presentation explaining
how the newspaper works and why it is important to have a publication like this
in school. They also met with teachers in an exhibit area.
According to Caizhen Li, one of the staff members who attended the convention,
the newspaper is important because it is a voice for international students, "It's
a way to connect every body's culture together," explained Caizhen.
Teachers who attended the convention were able to read articles written by students
from previous issues. Some teachers took sample newspapers to share with their
students, and others subscribed to the newspaper.
Teachers who bought a subscription of 10 or more copies have the opportunity
to have their students published in Silver International. The purpose is to encourage
students to write and also to publish their work.
The trip to the teacher's convention was very rewarding. "The teachers
were very impressed with our work," Mohammed Kayati said.