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Fulbright Program “Education in Germany”: Call for Applications

Fulbright logoThis professional development seminar will take place from June 24 until July 7, 2018, in Regensburg, a picturesque town in Southern Germany. It offers active U.S. teachers from all types of schools and relevant teaching areas the opportunity to gain a practical overview of the German education system. The syllabus covers aspects such as teacher education, the growing diversity of student population and the refugee situation in Germany and Europe, inclusion, and internationalization strategies, dual education models and recent educational reforms. These topics will be covered in lectures, panel discussions and school visits in and around Regensburg – in both primary and different types of secondary schools.

The program is offered by the German-American Fulbright Commission in close cooperation with the University of Regensburg and its renowned Teacher Education Center. It seeks to provide new perspectives on education and enhance cultural understanding, including a comparative look at both the U.S. and German educational systems and societies. As a result of the participants’ experience in Germany, their school communities will be able to strengthen their own global awareness and become prominent members of the worldwide Fulbright network.

More information and the application forms can be found on the Fulbright website.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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