Rodney Finkley, a math teacher at Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School, has been selected to travel to Indonesia this summer for a professional development exchange program. He is the only teacher to represent Georgia out of 84 teachers nationwide who are sponsored for the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program.
The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is an exchange and professional development opportunity for secondary school teachers sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the non-profit organization IREX. Through the program, teachers from across the United States learn how to advance their schools’ global education practices, internationalizing teaching and learning in their classrooms. During the symposium, the teachers, principals and district administrators will participate in sessions on: The Need for Global Education; Principles for Globalizing Schools; Bringing Global Education to Your Zip Code; and Working Effectively Across Cultures.
This spring and summer the U.S. teachers will learn with, and from, their colleagues in other countries to develop international knowledge and skills. The U.S. teachers will participate in a two-to-three week professional experience in Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, or Ukraine. The teachers will reconvene in October in Washington, DC, to share their experiences and to discuss best practices for internationalizing U.S. schools.
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