Global Teachers Germany 2017: Orientation

Orientation | Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four | Day Five | Day Six | Day Seven | Day Eight | Day Nine | Follow-Up


Over a Friday and Saturday in April, twenty-seven teachers from across the state participated in an orientation for their Global Teachers program to Germany, departing in June 2017. The teachers played the role of students as they learned about German history and more about North Carolina’s Global Educators Digital Badging program.

On the second day, they learned about the education system in Germany and received an introduction to renewable energy and sustainable development. There was even time for a brief German language session, introducing teachers to common phrases they can use while in the country.

Why all the preparation?

The thorough preparation is to help prepare these teachers to go “beneath the fold of the travel brochure.” The Global Teachers program is not a vacation; it’s an opportunity to learn about global processes and give teachers the chance to bring a global perspective to their classrooms across North Carolina.

Teachers took what they learned during the orientation and began incorporating it into their classrooms almost immediately.