It’s our second special 38 Throwback Thursday post.
In honor of our upcoming Global Teachers program to Germany, we’re revisiting our 2014 Germany program.
Minette Finney-Lewis was one of the participants in the 2014 program and for her, the experience was an opportunity to see what she and other teachers are preparing their students for – the global community. Part of the lesson plan she created in a follow-up after the program revolved around problem-solving, a skill she saw taught to German students early on, in geography and healthy living. Finney-Lewis, formerly a teacher in Cabarrus County, now teaches at American United School in Kuwait.
Your donation of $38, $380, or $3,800 will continue to provide teachers like Minette the opportunity to bring the world to their classroom and help prepare students for being a part of the global community.
Over the last 38 years, Go Global NC has helped ensure young people have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to live and work in a global society. Why is global engagement so important for students? Rick Van Sant, Go Global NC executive director, and Joe B. Whitehead Jr., provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University, explain.
North Carolina has one of the largest state Confucius Classrooms networks in the country with 41 classrooms in 14 partner districts across the state.
What is a Confucius Classroom?
It’s an opportunity for schools that teach Chinese language to partner with Go Global NC for materials and professional development that will enhance the education of North Carolina students. Confucius Classrooms funding also covers community outreach at each school and supports study abroad opportunities in China. Thanks to the program and the Chinese Guest Teacher program, the number of K-12 students in North Carolina studying Chinese has risen from 300 to over 13,000 students in the last few years.
Cumberland County, one of our partner districts, recently celebrated the Chinese New Year at Seventy-First High School. Students and their families were invited to share Chinese food, make Chinese arts and crafts, and watch performances of Chinese music and dance.
In the video below, Seventy-First High School principal Myron Williams shares with Go Global NC why Chinese language instruction is important to Cumberland County.
May is National Photo Month. Each photograph tells a million stories and during our programs, participants take a lot of photographs.
We invite you to help us learn those stories.
All you have to do is to submit a photograph from your program travel and the story behind the moment. What were you learning? What made
this moment stick out in your mind?
Our first Behind the Photograph is with Matt Scialdone, a participant in the Global Teachers South Africa 2016 program. Click below to listen to his story of a child demonstrating the ingenuity that he wants to teach all of his students.