INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - Teacher Pamela Miller and Principal Stacey Cooper from Incline High School will visit Washington, D.C., Thursday-Saturday, to take part in the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program's Global Education Symposium, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Miller and Cooper are part of a group of 160 teachers, school principals and district administrators who were selected to participate.
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 nonprofit 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, 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.
The Global Education Symposium follows the teachers' completion of an online course and prepares the teachers for their upcoming field experience. This spring and summer, U.S. teachers will learn with, and from, their colleagues in other countries to develop international knowledge and skills.
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, D.C., to share their experiences and to discuss best practices for internationalizing U.S. schools. Ms. Miller will travel to Indonesia.
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs promotes international mutual understanding through a wide range of academic, cultural, private-sector, professional and sports exchange programs. These international exchanges engage youth, students, educators, artists, athletes and emerging leaders in many fields in the United States and in more than 160 countries.