Martin Millennium Academy Welcomes 13 VIF Cultural Exchange Teachers
Earlier this month, Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) and Martin Millennium Academy educators warmly welcomed 13 new VIF International Education Cultural Exchange Teachers to their team. These international educators will join the staff at this new global school as part of the district’s initiative to provide its students with an authentic global education experience, equipping them with the skills needed to succeed in our interconnected world.
“Cheers and excitement erupted as VIF teachers came off of the bus,” said ECPS Superintendent John Farrelly. “The international teachers were astounded by the reception they have been given today in this little northeastern N.C. town. ‘Traditional staff’ couldn't be more excited about the opportunity before them. The impact this school could have is immeasurable. Makes you proud to be an educator.”
The Cultural Exchange Teachers (CETs) join a cohort of more than 200 VIF international teachers who will serve as Splash Dual Language Immersion and Passport educators in North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina schools. Passport builds teacher and leadership capacity in global education to promote rigorous, enthusiastic student learning. Passport schools and teachers demonstrate school-wide efforts and commitment to project-based inquiry and student-led learning through globally minded leadership and staff.
VIF is pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with passionate educators from around the world. We look forward to the impact these international teachers will have on their schools and community as they act not only as classroom educators, but also as cultural ambassadors and models of global citizenship.
The video below was created by Martin Millennium Academy about the arrival of its new Cultural Exchange Teachers.