Jennifer Dawson, social studies teacher at Lost Mountain Middle School, is one 68 teachers (and the only one from Georgia) chosen to participate in the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) program! Funded by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, TGC is designed to equip teachers with experience and skills that will help them prepare students for life in the global economy.
Ms. Dawson will first take part in a eight-week, graduate-level training program focused on globalized learning and international project collaboration. Upon completion, she will attend two Global Education Symposia in Washington, DC in 2012 that bookend a two-week international fellowship in one of the following countries: Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, or Ukraine.
The fellowship will offer Ms. Dawson the opportunity to travel and collaborate professionally with a designated cohort of U.S. teachers. The groups will visit cultural sites, attend seminars on the history, culture, and education of the host country; participate in discussions on best teaching practices and related educational issues; observe or team-teach when requested in international classrooms and discuss local educational issues with students, teachers, and administrators from the host country.
Jennifer Dawson was Cobb County School District Teacher of the Year in 2006-2007.