WHATELY — Terri Anderson, a Whately Elementary School teacher, is one of 48 public educators nationwide to receive a Global Learning Fellowship with the NEA Foundation this year.
“As a result of the fellowship, Anderson will be better equipped to prepare students for global citizenship. Fellows also create valuable global lesson plans for their students that are freely shared with educators across the nation and the world through open-source platforms,” a press release from the non-profit says.
Anderson, a special education teacher, was selected from among 400 other public educators teaching all grade levels and various subjects who submitted applications.
“The opportunity to develop my teaching in a more global way and having the chance to make an impact is a dream fulfilled,” Anderson said Thursday. Over the next year, she’ll complete classes online and through colleges, participate in webinars and attend a two-day professional development workshop. A highlight of the fellowship is “a nine-day international field study next summer, bringing the full cohort together with experts in global learning.”