On January 26 – March 14, 2016, 18 English teachers from 17 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, participated in the U.S. Department of State-funded Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). Ms. Tsetsegjargal Dagvadorj, a secondary school English language teacher at Secondary School Number 5 in Gobisumber located in the countryside, represented Mongolia. The six-week professional development training program was hosted at the California State University in Chico, CA where she participated in academic classes and attended international forum “The Whole World under One Sky: Gender”.
Ms. Dagvadorj said, “I learned about American educational systems and technology in education. As a teacher and a head of our English language teaching departument, I look forward to teaching my colleagues about the insights that I gained from working and studying with U.S. professors and teachers, as well as teachers from around the world.” She also hopes to integrate some of the best practices that she learned about facilitating productive learning environments and more democratic classrooms.
TEA is an academic training program for secondary school teachers of English, social studies, math and science that aims to develop educator expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. To learn more about TEA, click here.