A group of 20 elementary school science teachers from South America is at the University of Northern Iowa, learning new innovations in teaching. Carmen Montecinos is a U-N-I professor of education who is helping the teachers from Chile learn new techniques.Professor Montecinos is particularly enthused about the six-week project since she is a native of Chile who’s been in Iowa about ten years.Montecinos says the teachers from Chile are also learning a lot of unexpected lessons about Iowa and America. She says the image they get of America comes from violent tv programs, and she says they’re surprised to find everyone is so nice.The Chilean group arrived October 1st and leaves Iowa November 11th.