Sac High Hosts International Teachers as Part of Cal State Chico’s Fulbright Program

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We are thrilled to have hosted several international teachers of English as a Foreign Language at Sac High as part of Cal State Chico’s Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (FTEA). The teachers came to Sac High to learn about U.S. practices in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, service learning, and the use of technology in the classroom. FTEA program manager Heather Hacking says “we chose Sac High because it has a dynamic program that teaches students not only what they should learn, but that they CAN learn.”

After observing classes, the Fulbright teachers commented that they were impressed with how engaging the classes were and how Sac High teachers serve as motivational leaders for their students.  The teachers also had an opportunity to talk to Sac High scholars so they could learn more from their perspective and students heard from international educators about what their experiences were like. 

California State University, Chico is hosting a six-week professional development program for 18 secondary school teachers of English as a Foreign Language from 16 different countries to provide them with an opportunity to enhance their expertise in their teaching discipline and equip them with a deeper understanding of U.S. practices.  The program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and International Research and Exchanges Board and is administered by California State University, Chico, Office of International Education and Global Exchanges.