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Media advisory: Closing ceremony for sixth graduating Go Teacher class Aug. 13

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 

 

WHAT: Media are invited to cover the closing ceremony for the sixth cohort of the Go Teacher program at Kansas State University. Go Teacher enhances the English proficiency of Ecuadorian educators and provides them with professional development in teaching English as a second/foreign language.

WHEN: The ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. Refreshments will be served in the Union courtyard following the ceremony.

WHAT: Since 2012, Kansas State University has partnered with the Ecuadorian government — including the Ministry of Education and SENESCYT, the Ecuadorian governing body of higher education — for the success of the Go Teacher program. This collaboration includes Kansas State University's College of Education; Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy, or CIMA; and Office of International Programs. To date, more than 1,000 Ecuadorian educators have participated in the university's Go Teacher program.

WHY: The Go Teacher program fosters reciprocal relationships within a global world to effect systemic educational change. Through this program, Kansas State University faculty and staff from multiple departments across campus, in partnership with institutions across the United States, have had the privilege to work with and learn from Ecuadorian scholar-educators to improve language learning for students across continents. Go Teacher affords Kansas State University students and visiting Ecuadorian scholars opportunities to enhance their capacities for cross-cultural communication, critical reflection, empathy, and critical thinking as they build bridges between communities.

TO ATTEND: Media interested in attending are asked to contact Jennifer Brunenn at 785-532-2125 or jbrunenn@k-state.edu. For more information on the Go Teacher program, contact Socorro Herrera, executive director of the Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy, at 785-532-2125 or sococo@k-state.edu.

Sources

Socorro Herrera
785-532-2125
sococo@k-state.edu

Debbie Mercer
785-532-5525
dmercer@k-state.edu

Website

For a simulcast of the ceremony, go to http://coe.k-state.edu/departments/cima/goteacher-simulcast.html

At a glance

Media are invited to attend the closing ceremony for the sixth cohort of Kansas State University's Go Teacher program. The event starts at 9 a.m. in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.