Announcing TWA’s 2012 Teacher Training Fellows

 

Teach With Africa is proud to announce our fifth cohort of teachers to South Africa for our Summer 2012 Teacher Training Fellowship Program. This year we are thrilled to have 18 teachers placed in South African Schools — 12 full-time Fellows and 4 Faculty-in-Residence spread throughout the six LEAP School campuses in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Limpopo, and Pretoria from June through August. And, after last year’s successful pilot Early Childhood Education Program, we will also be sending 2 Teacher Trainer Fellows to the Sabi Sand area for a second year of working with rural preschools in collaboration with the Singita Game Reserve and Pacific Oaks College.

Our team of highly experienced teachers will be focused on teacher training and professional development in a variety of concentration areas such as: integrating technology in the classroom, hands-on project-based learning, and teaching to varied learning styles. TWA Fellows will also lead academic and enrichment workshops during the LEAP School holiday sessions. The Fellows will collaborate closely with LEAP faculty and student teachers to promote educational equity in South Africa. Dispersing our Fellows to the expanding LEAP network will also allow us to expand our support and resources for the schools’ infrastructure, as well as the amount of students and teachers with whom we can connect.

TWA’s reach across the nation continues to inspire us – our team hails from the SF Bay Area, San Diego, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington DC! Six of our team members are returning alumni fellows from prior years, including Josh Elder and Karen Page who will be joining us for a third year of volunteering. Our journey will begin with our 2012 Team Orientation, held in San Francisco from April 27-29. We are excited to bring the team together and prepare for this wonderful program.

Check out the bios of this impressive group of TWA Fellows.

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