CCSD Social Studies Supervisor to Tour Switzerland, Finland as Part of Education Summit

Trudy Delhey K-12 Supervisor, Social StudiesTrudy Delhey, CCSD’s K-12 Social Studies Supervisor for Instruction & Innovative Practice, will join a delegation of leading United States educators attending Education First’s Global Student Leader Summit in Switzerland and a Professional Learning Study Tour to Finland. Delhey is one of 60 teachers, administrators and educational leaders selected across the nation selected for the opportunity to “investigate the innovation and future of education.”

Scholarship recipients are selected based on their interest in and dedication to international education and global awareness within their school communities.

“I am excited to learn about innovation from one of the world’s leading educational powerhouses,” Delhey said. “This opportunity will allow me to interact with and learn from educators from around the world and bring back new ideas to share with teachers and leaders in Cobb.”

Melissa Morse, Director of Instruction & Innovative Practice, said she is thrilled Delhey has earned this opportunity and is excited about what she will bring back as a result.

“The opportunity to network and learn with educators and students from across the world will be great for Cobb, and  I feel confident that Trudy will come back from this experience ready to share the knowledge gained as we shape innovative practice for Cobb teachers and students,” she said. “But more importantly, Trudy will be able to share the great work happening in Cobb as an inspiration to other schools, especially our efforts to take learning engagement to deeper learning.”

About the Summit

The scholarship recipients will travel on the EF Professional Learning Study Tour to Finland from June 21 through June 26, 2015. In Finland, the educators will explore how the country has created one of the strongest and most equitable school systems in the world. The American education leaders will meet with representatives from the Finnish Ministry of Education and the Finnish National Board of Education to learn about teacher training and curriculum development. They will also have workshops with the University of Helsinki, the Finnish Innovation Fund and leading technology companies who are involved in developing the next stage of Finland’s education system.


At the EF Global Student Leaders Summit in Davos, Switzerland, students and educators from across the United States and Europe will hear Sir Ken Robinson discuss the need for creativity in schools, investigate strengths-based education with Gallup Education’s Brandon Busteed, and participate in workshops about equity and access to education.

About EF Educational Tours

EF Educational Tours helps teachers in North America to incorporate international travel into their lessons. Its escorted tours, known as the Global Classroom, allow student groups to visit historic sights, marvel at natural wonders and “learn it by living it.” EF is the only fully accredited international tour company and a Strategic Council Member of the prestigious Partnership for 21st Century Skills.  EF Educational Tours is a division of EF Education First, the world leader in international education. Since 1965, EF has helped more than 15 million students learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree.