Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Teachers for Global Classrooms Back-to-School Photo Contest!



The Teachers for Global Classrooms program is proud to announce the three winners of the TGC Back-to-School Photo Contest! This contest was a celebration of global education and the beginning of the 2015 school year. We received many great submissions that demonstrate how TGC fellows and alumni empower their students to be agents of change and learn about the world.

Congratulations to all the winners of the photo contest!

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE


Tyler Sanders, TGC 2015
Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy II Charter
Harlem, NY
 
"Here in Harlem, NY, my 4th grade students were introduced to "Drums From Around the World" as a part of our first Engineering unit. After studying various types of drums, how they're built, and why they're an important part of many cultures, students designed, planned, and then built their own drums! (And then we definitely played them!)"


MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ACTION


Sara Damon, TGC 2011
Stillwater Junior High School
Location: Stillwater, MN

"Stillwater Junior High School students participate in a variety of classroom and out-of-school activities designed to raise local awareness and funds to address the global water crisis. These students, along with their peers, participated in a Walk For Water, walking 15 laps on the school track and carrying 2 gallons of water to simulate the walk for water many make on a daily basis. As illustrated on their purple t-shirts, this is our "Lucky 7" year raising funds for "H2O for Life - Water for South Sudan". This year's goal is to reach $70,000 raised!"


GLOBAL EXPLORERS


Jeremy Peterson, TGC 2011
Oconomowoc High School
Location: Oconomowoc, WI

"Northern Lakes Regional Academy students recently sent up a helium balloon reaching near 100,000 feet above the surface of the earth. Students programmed a a Raspberry Pi computer, camera, and Arduino measurement probes to investigate atmospheric conditions in the mid-Stratosphere. Students are learning how simple open source hardware and software tools can level the playing field for global citizens to act as scientists and engineers."


HONORABLE MENTION


Stacy Gasteiger, TGC 2015
Selinsgrove Intermediate School
Location: Lewisburg, PA

"In Selinsgrove, PA, third graders at Selinsgrove Intermediate School skype with Catriona in Sydney, Australia to learn how her country is different from ours."


TGC Fellows, thank you all for your commitment to your students and your dedication to promoting global education in your school communities!


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