Archer Lodge Middle School’s Ken Angel has been selected to participate in the Center for International Understanding (CIU)’s 2015 Global Teachers program. The group – 36 teachers in all – travels to Singapore and Malaysia on July 10th. Global Teachers gain a firsthand international experience that helps them bring a deeper global awareness and understanding to the classroom.
This year’s program will provide teachers the opportunity to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and urban education through a global lens.
“I am looking forward to gaining further knowledge on Singapore’s math standards with hopes of incorporating it into my own classroom,” Angel said. “I hope students will be able to get a better perspective on globalization through a different perspective of math.”
By having the opportunity to immerse themselves in an international classroom environment, CIU’s Global Teachers are better equipped to understand the challenges and support North Carolina’s students as they prepare to enter a globally competitive workforce.
Each year, CIU’s Global Teachers program brings together teachers from across the state representing grade levels and subject areas across K-12 education to have an international immersion experience that they can bring to their own classrooms, impacting hundreds.
“Teachers who have had an international, cross-cultural experience are in strong position to help build global competency in their students,” said Meredith Henderson, CIU’s Senior Director of Programs. “We know global knowledge and skills are crucial for success in the global economy.”
Ken Angel was selected for the Global Teachers program on a competitive basis as a recipient of a SAS Global Teacher Award.