|Perrysburg hosts International Educator Night|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 02 March 2013 08:58|
PERRYSBURG - Perrysburg Junior High will be holding an International Educator Night on March 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Twenty Teaching Excellence and Achievement fellows will be here to share their cultures with students, staff and community members. The event is free and open to the public.
There will be a curriculum piece for students, as well as an international candy sale, so there will be plenty of activities for students, but educators and community members would also enjoy the opportunity to meet teachers from so many different countries.
There will be a short forum on hosting opportunities for those interested in hosting international guests, and there will be a speaker who is a Fulbright Scholar visiting for the year from Tajikistan.
Perrysburg Schools is currently in collaboration with the International Democratic Education Institute at BGSU, and the World Affairs Council of Northwest Ohio to host 20 international educators from 17 different countries. Teachers are participating in this six-week professional development opportunity from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Estonia, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Panama, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Nepal. Four of these teachers are doing fieldwork in Perrysburg. At the junior high there are three (Estonia, Jordan, Russia) and there is one at P (Cote D'Ivoire). Over the six weeks they will spend a total of 7 days in the classrooms. The program is through the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and is called Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA), sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Some Perrysburg teachers and community members are also hosting some of the fellows for weekend homestays.
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