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CCS Teachers Go Global

CCS Teachers Go Global 06/18/2019

Three CCS teachers are visiting Mexico as part of the Go Global NC Global Teachers Program as members of a delegation of 41 educators from across North Carolina.

Kate Culbreth, CCS Teacher of the Year, who teaches at Wolf Meadow Elementary School, Angie McClain, AIG and LIFT teacher at Beverly Hills STEM and Patriots Elementary Schools, and Emily Francis, ESL teacher at Concord High School, along with Beth Giddings, a teacher from Kannapolis City Schools are participating in the program as recipients of the 2019 Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust award.

Go Global NC’s Global Teachers professional development program focuses on a different country each year. Countries selected have a significant impact in North Carolina and the world or can provide North Carolina teachers with new ideas or solutions that will be useful in their own classrooms, schools or districts. Delegates participate in comprehensive domestic workshops, an immersion experience and a follow up workshop. Go Global NC is part of the University of North Carolina System.

Go Global NC’s Global Teachers – Mexico 2019 program will allow participants to:

  • Gain insight into the country’s history, culture, and physical environment
  • Identify the impact of cultural factors on student learning and achievement
  • Learn about water conservation efforts to protect Mexico’s drinking water supply
  • Build capacity to respond positively to the changing demographics in North Carolina’s school districts and identify the benefits of change for all students
  • Collaborate with each other to implement global perspectives into the classroom.

Learn more about our teachers’ trip in this article in The Independent Tribune.

About Global Teachers Professional Development Program
Go Global NC’s Global Teachers program, founded in 1991, provides professional development to K-12 teachers from across North Carolina through an in-depth learning experience about the history, culture and environment of other countries. Programs begin with an intense orientation workshop, followed by an approximate 10-day international immersive learning experience abroad. Several weeks after travel, Go Global NC leads an action-planning workshop, which creates a platform for collaboration and creativity to ensure teachers are prepared to share their global experiences in their own North Carolina classrooms. Teachers from all grade levels and all subject areas use their new global experiences to ignite an interest in global engagement and cooperation among their students and in their communities.

About Go Global NC

Go Global NC, part of the University of North Carolina System since 1979, designs and manages programs that build the capacity of policy leaders, educators, students, and business and community leaders to enable North Carolina to succeed in a global economy and increasingly interdependent world. Visit to learn how Go Global NC connects North Carolina and the world.