On Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26 some sixteen Einstein Fellows spent two days at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia for a post-fellowship transition retreat. Amidst swans, snowed covered grounds and lakes, we followed a program consisting of human resources experts, former Fellows discussing career transitions, resumes, cover letters, networking and those of us returning to the classrooms, received a unique and exclusive hotline number to call when overwhelmed and dejected. I’m going to cherish that number; to be used during lunch (five minutes or so perhaps) and prep (wait, I wonder if I’ll get a prep, hope I do/students will get more out of me/ and that it reflects the number and diversity of subjects/levels I will possibly teach-I really love 8th grade physical science though, hint).

Today, at the Cannon bldg. in DC, nine Einstein Educator Fellows from NSF, DOE, NOAA, and NASA presented to a group of sixteen educator professionals from the United Kingdom and Teacher Ambassador Fellows from the United States Department of Education. I was one of the Einstein Fellows presenting. The goal of this presentation was to discuss current educational trends, exchange resources and compare educational systems. I talked about bilingual students, standardization and Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). I asked how linguistically diverse students are serve in the United Kingdom and how does a national curriculum work on integrating a diverse kingdom (Ireland, England, Wales). The presentations’ delivery followed the Pecha Kucha format, where each fellow contributed and referred to twenty slides and each slide was shown for twenty seconds. My fellow Fellows, representing the states of North Carolina, Washington, Idaho, Colorado and the District of Columbia, will be returning to their classrooms for the 2013-2014 school year.
 


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09/30/2013 11:16pm

The presentations’ delivery followed the Pecha Kucha format, where each fellow contributed and referred to twenty slides and each slide was shown for twenty seconds.

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