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Monday, April 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Teacher and Administrator Exchanges to Australia, Germany, the UK, and Spain

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Our news is filled with stories from other places. Our schools contain students from different cultures. How do we learn and model the skills of intercultural understanding? One way is to participate in a teacher exchange or administer exchange, returning home with a new skill set to model global citizenship.

This session will walk you through the process and introduce newly returned teachers to share their stories. Teach and travel –that’s as good as it gets.

Alberta Education’s Teacher Exchange program is over 30 years old and has facilitated hundreds of exchanges. The coordinator of the program will describe the destinations, process, highlights and challenges. Recent participants will share their stories and answer your questions.

Teachers and administrators are matched to Australia, Germany, Spain, Denmark, and the United Kingdom with this dynamic and inspiring professional development program.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Freed

Carolyn Freed

Exchange Liaison, Alberta Teachers' Association
Carolyn Freed is the Educator Exchange Liaison for the International Education Exchange Program, a Government of Alberta Program administered by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. With a background in Communications and Technology and at the University of Alberta’s Department of Educational Policy with inquiry-based projects, her focus is stewarding digital habitats for communities to learn from and with each other.
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Eva Kluen-Ernst

Eva Kluen-Ernst is an accomplished educator in Hessen, Germany and school leader who now works as coordinator for student and teacher exchange programs with the state school board Groß-Gerau, in Hesse.  In 2016 she was also appointed by the State of Hessen (Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie) to hold graduation exams for First Teacher’s State Exams.


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