Sac High Hosts International Teachers as Part of CSU, Chico’s Fulbright Program

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We are delighted to continue our partnership with California State University, Chico’s Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (FTEA) Program. We recently hosted 19 teachers from countries across the world including Armenia, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, El Salvador, Burma, and Kenya at Sac High so they could learn about U.S. practices in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, service learning, and the use of technology in the classroom. 

Last summer, Sac High also hosted administrators from 19 different countries as part of the FTEA program. Heather Hacking, FTEA program manager, says “we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Sac High as the teachers and administrators are always impressed with how engaging the classes are and how the teachers serve as motivational leaders for the students. We talk a lot about equity in America, or rather the “idea” of equity. Your staff works so hard to make strides in this direction. Truly, your work is inspirational.”

The visit left a strong impression with the educators, who talked about the visit and compared the approach at Sac High to other schools they have visited in Northern California. For many, the spirit of motivation shared among members of Sac High inspired a new approach when they returned to their home countries. The teachers also had an opportunity to talk to scholars about their experience at Sac High and students broadened their worldview learning about education overseas.

California State University, Chico hosted a six-week professional development program for secondary school teachers of English as a Foreign Language 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.