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1 Center for Excellence in Education Teacher Enrichment Program Teacher Roundtable Sharon Webb Einstein Fellow Fairfax Station, VA September 25, 2013

2 Background Attended Robert E. Lee High School B.A. Mathematics, M.Ed., Mathematics Education, University of Virginia Taught at West Springfield High School, Park Mains High School (Erskine, Scotland) Math/Computer Science Teacher at TJHSST

3 Awards/Recognition National Board Certification – 2000, renewed in 2009 Highly Qualified rating, NASA’s search for Educator Astronauts NEAT – Network of Educator Astronauts Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow Coach, US Department of Energy National Science Bowl champion teams (4 years) NCSSSMST Board Member AP Calculus Reader Fulbright Exchange Teacher

4 Opportunities as an Einstein Fellow National Science Bowl support Celebrating Women in STEM Noche de Ciencias, USPTO Family Engineering Night, Newington Forest Elementary School Fairfax County Public Schools Science Teachers In- Service Presentation Virginia STEAM Academy. Teaching and Learning Standards-Setting Panel Intel Science Talent Search Teach er Panel

5 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NASA Kennedy Space Center National Radio Astronomy Observatory US Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies NSF Distinguished Lecture Series Discovery Education National Academy of Sciences NIST

6 STEM Teaching Strategies National Science Bowl Coach NCSSSMST – Student Research Conferences Student Leadership Inquiry Learning Informal Science Education Programs “ NSTA recognizes the critical role that informal science learning opportunities provide preK–12 students. Informal settings create opportunities for students and others to develop interest, readiness, and capacities to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning in school and beyond. ”

7 FULBRIGHT TEACHER EXCHANGE PROGRAM The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program (Newsflash – Exchange program only canceled for 2014)

8 INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS Educators exchange teaching positions with a teacher from another country for one semester or academic year. Fulbright Teachers improve their understanding of another culture and education system. Participants expand the global perspectives of students and colleagues in their home and host communities Teachers positively impact the quality of classroom instruction.

9 MY YEAR IN SCOTLAND

10 PARK MAINS HIGH SCHOOL Erskine, Scotland (near Glasgow) Secondary Comprehensive School Taught sections of 7 th – 11 th grade math All courses featured spiraled curriculum (e.g., mixtures of trig, geometry, algebra, …) Timetable was different each day

11 SOME DIFFERENCES No clubs/afterschool activities (has changed) Focus was preparation for Standard and Higher external exams No “GPA’s” Very limited parent contact (conferences, phone calls, etc.) More preps (different classes/subjects)

12 OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL Travel Speaking opportunities (National Scottish Computer Science Education Working Group) Exchange Teachers’ activities Informal Ambassador Roles

13 BENEFITS /EXPERIENCES Lifelong friends Opportunity to represent the US abroad Mutual sharing of curriculum and pedagogy Adventure

14 Press/Scottish Justice System Shakespeare – London - Royal Family –Theater - Lake District – Castles – Edinburgh – Loch Lomond Recharging life and teaching

15 The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES Chile Finland India Israel Mexico Morocco Singapore

16 ELIGIBILITY Be a U.S. citizen Be fluent in English Hold at a Master's degree (or be currently enrolled in a Master’s program) Have a current full-time professional teaching assignment in the U.S. or in a U.S. territory Have taught for at least five years

17 SELECTION CRITERIA Professional qualifications Motivation for the classroom exchange program Seriousness of purpose Adaptability Commitment to the program as evidenced in their written applications and their performance in the phone interviews

18 PROGRAM COMPONENTS Grantees will: Enroll in up to two advanced undergraduate or graduate level classes at a host university or teacher training institution abroad. Observe classes, team-teach and/or conduct seminars or workshops in local schools for host country teachers and students Design and complete a capstone project Participate in a web-based collaborative project with other participants to share best practices of host country educational systems Engage in other teaching related activities.

19 Thank you! Sharon Webb


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