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Whately teacher selected for Global Learning Fellowship

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Recorder Staff
Friday, June 16, 2017

WHATELY — Terri Anderson, a Whately Elementary School teacher, is one of 48 public educators nationwide to receive a Global Learning Fellowship with the NEA Foundation this year.

“As a result of the fellowship, Anderson will be better equipped to prepare students for global citizenship. Fellows also create valuable global lesson plans for their students that are freely shared with educators across the nation and the world through open-source platforms,” a press release from the non-profit says.

Anderson, a special education teacher, was selected from among 400 other public educators teaching all grade levels and various subjects who submitted applications.

“The opportunity to develop my teaching in a more global way and having the chance to make an impact is a dream fulfilled,” Anderson said Thursday. Over the next year, she’ll complete classes online and through colleges, participate in webinars and attend a two-day professional development workshop. A highlight of the fellowship is “a nine-day international field study next summer, bringing the full cohort together with experts in global learning.”

“We believe that educators are the key to giving students the skills to thrive in an interconnected world,” said Foundation President and CEO Harriet Sanford. “We created the Global Learning Fellowship to provide professional development in teaching global competencies and to support educators as they integrate these skills into classroom instruction.”

Once the fellowship is over, Anderson will create replicable lesson plans on a few different open source platforms for other teachers to use.

The NEA Foundation is a public charity supported by contributions from educators’ dues, corporate sponsors, foundations, and others who support public education initiatives.