Selma Elementary School teachers Janet Molokach, Melissa Page and Terry Reason will travel to Costa Rica and Nicaragua next summer of 2016 as part of a study-abroad opportunity.
The University of North Carolina’s World View program chose Selma Elementary to send three teachers on this study.
The goal of the program is to help educators become leaders for global education by looking beyond the borders of North Carolina and experiencing a culture, country and people different from their own. The Selma teachers will learn about and compare Costa Rica and Nicaragua’s education systems, development and environmental issues. They will also get to explore cultural and historical sites and interact with families.
Selma Elementary invited teachers to apply, and the School Improvement Team reviewed applications and chose the three recipients. Molokach teaches exceptional children, Page teaches music, and Reason teaches first grade.
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All said they are excited to work with families and students in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The three said they hope the visit will increase their global awareness, which they plan to apply to their roles at Selma Elementary.
For additional information on UNC’s World View program visit http://worldview.unc.edu/our-programs/abroad/2016-costa-rica-and-nicaragua-study-visit/.