Saint Michael’s welcomes international Teachers of Tomorrow visitors into classrooms

April 1, 2024

A group of nine university professors and deans from the Republic of Georgia visited Saint Michael’s last week. While at Saint Michael’s, they sat in on Assistant Professor of Education Katy Farber’s class, which was geared towards teaching science and engineering to elementary-aged classrooms. The group met with Jeffrey Ayres, Director of the Center for Global Engagement, to discuss international education efforts and programs. They also participated in a student teaching seminar with Claudine Bedell, Associate Professor in the Education Department at Saint Michael’s.

Visitors from the Republic of Georgia participated education presentations in Katy Farber’s classroom. (Photo by Cat Cutillo/Saint Michael’s College)

Amy Hylen ’25 presented in Katy Farber’s class with visitors from the Republic of Georgia in attendance. (Photo by Cat Cutillo/Saint Michael’s College)

The visitors were in the United States for two weeks for curriculum and educational leadership training. They traveled to Boston, Vermont, and New York, to observe and participate in university teacher education seminars and have discussion sessions with faculty. Their trip was made possible through the Georgia Teachers of Tomorrow Program (TOT), a program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, implemented by PH International which has a Vermont headquarters in Waitsfield.

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