1. Experienced Educators Lead the Globaloria Academy as Pilot Year 3 Takes Off in West Virginia
  2. Expanding the Globaloria-WV Mentor Program
  3. Introducing Rachel Rosenfelt, New Assistant Programs Coordinator

1. Experienced Educators Lead the Globaloria Academy as Pilot Year 3 Takes Off in West Virginia

For the first time in Globaloria WV’s history, six experienced Globaloria Educators took on a leadership role as instructors in the August session of the Globaloria Academy. These educators leveraged their expertise in the Globaloria curriculum and technology platform to model innovative approaches to teaching and learning for Pilot Year 3 educators. Expanding leadership opportunities for educators is a key goal of the Globaloria program, both to increase educator professional development and to ensure the community has the skills and confidence to contribute to its own growth and development. “This Academy was a tremendous success for all educators, new and returning,” said Denise Stalnaker, a high school teacher who has just begun her third year of Globaloria. “For our program to flourish throughout the state, the educator community needs to take ownership.”


Bill Dorsey (Capital HS) and Jim Allder (Greenbrier East HS) lead a session

 


Denise Stalnaker (RTC) provides insight on Globaloria to other educators

 

2. Expanding the Globaloria-WV Mentor Program

The Foundation team is pleased to welcome two educators to the Globaloria Educator Mentors Program: Bill Dorsey, a Biology teacher at Capital High School, and Ingrida Barker, an English teacher at Sandy River Middle School. Educators who excel in implementing Globaloria at their schools are selected for the Mentor Program to provide guidance and insight to educators in other schools throughout the academic year. Ingrida and Bill are joining Denise Stalnaker of RTC, and Patrick Smith of MCTC who pioneered the Mentor Program in Pilot Year 2. The Mentor Program is central to Globaloria's ability to scale sustainably across the state of West Virginia.


Bill Dorsey, CHS

Ingrida Barker, SRMS

Patrick Smith, MCTC

Denise Stalnaker, RTC

3. Introducing Rachel Rosenfelt, New Assistant Programs Coordinator


Rachel Rosenfelt, Asst. Programs Coordinator

A Spring 2009 graduate of Barnard College, Rachel has been working with the Foundation since June as the Assistant Programs Coordinator supporting operations from the offices in New York, and traveling to West Virginia and Texas to launch their 2009-2010 programs. Rachel holds her degree in the field of Women’s Studies, where online activism and organization for women’s issues sparked her interest in the transformational power of new media. “I feel very fortunate to be starting my career with the World Wide Workshop Foundation,” exclaimed Rosenfelt. “The energy and enthusiasm of a small non-profit with a large vision is an inspiration! I’m looking forward to all I have to contribute and learn.”

 

 
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