I am going to Russia for two weeks as part of a year-long professional development experience, the Teachers for Global Classrooms program (TGC). There are twelve teachers from all over the United States who will be part of the travel cohort. We will all go to Moscow together where we will learn about the Russian education system and, of course, visit some cultural sites. (I will be sure to add photos!) From there, we will break into small teams and travel to various cities all over Russia. Each team has a host teacher, and a host school, where we will observe, present, team teach, and otherwise be involved in school activities. We will also have the opportunity to visit sites in this city.
Each team worked out a detailed schedule of activities for their time together. I will have to fill in more details of this later because, at the very last minute, my host school and city had to be changed. So I have a lot of learning and catching up to do in the next few days. I am hoping that my fellow teaching partners will help me with that! I am definitely ready for the adventure. And, certainly, my years of working in a school have taught me to be flexible!