North English Teacher Joann Martin and Central Math Teacher Dawn Maxwell Participate as Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellows

Posted by Community Relations on 8/24/2015

North English teacher Joann Martin and Central math teacher Dawn Maxwell participated as Teachers for Global Classrooms fellows over the past year, and their participation led to international field experiences in the Philippines and Morocco, respectively.
Martin spent three weeks this summer in the Philippines, visiting various schools in Manila and spending a week teaching and learning with the students and teachers of a rural community on the shores of Lake Taal. In March, Maxwell spent two weeks in Morocco, observing many public and private schools in Rabat and teaching in the city of Ain Aouda.
Teachers for Global Classrooms is a year-long professional development program for elementary, middle and secondary teachers in the United States. The program aims to globalize teaching and learning in U.S. classrooms.

The program begins with an eight-week graduate level online course on globalizing the classroom, followed by a Global Education Symposium in Washington, D.C. The fellows then have a two-to-three week international travel fellowship in one of six countries determined by the State Department.

The 2014-2015 TGC cohort is made up of 78 secondary teachers from 35 states and the District of Columbia. This year, teachers traveled to Morocco, The Republic of Georgia, India, Brazil and the Philippines.