Irmo Middle School Teacher Selected as Finalist for Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship
IRMO – Irmo Middle School sixth grade science teacher Regan Moore has been selected as a finalist for the 2017-18 Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Fellowship.
“I am so honored to receive this fellowship and believe it is really the perfect fit in terms of the goals I have for my students and the vision for student learning at Irmo Middle School,” Moore said.
The TGC program is a year-long, fully funded professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle and high school teachers to become leaders in global education. Each year, Moore’s students investigate the global problem of hunger and food security as a motivation for learning about plants in science.
“In order to fully understand the impacts of hunger on people around the world, I want to gain and subsequently share some insight into what this problem looks like outside of America and how people around the world are addressing the problem in terms of agricultural practices and sustainable gardening techniques, given their unique geographical experience,” Moore said.
Irmo Middle School International Academic Magnet focuses in on creating global citizens who are prepared to interact with the world as a community. Through the fellowship, Moore will receive specialized training to do just that. She will take a global educator professional development class, travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a global teachers symposium and participate in a two-to-three week education experience in a another country.
“These components will help ensure that I am highly qualified to work at an International Academic Magnet,” Moore said. “I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to participate in such a rich learning experience – one that I know is perfectly aligned to my goals as an educator and my school’s mission.”
Irmo Middle School principal Cassy Paschal was thrilled to learn the news of Moore’s selection.
“What an honor for Regan to be selected as a finalist for the 2017-18 Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship,” Paschal said. “Mrs. Moore has dedicated her life to teaching students and making their lives better. To be selected as one of 76 teachers from the pool of over 450 across the United States is incredible and we cannot wait to see what she has in store for our school when she returns!”