Monday, August 15, 2011

Visitors coming to Herning, Part 2

Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA USA
On Sunday, 28 August I will be driving to Karup Airport to pick up 2 teachers from Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington, which is about 25 min north of Seattle and about 8000 kilometers from Herning.

They are PART ONE of Herning Gymnasium's Teacher Exchange Pilot Project.

Once I pick them up and drive them back to Herning, I will drop them off at their hosts for their first week in Herning. Each of them will "live" with a staff member for week one and then will move in with a different staff member for week two. This means that they will get to experience Danish culture a real Danish home!

Herning Gymnasium
I will then meet them at the school the next morning, ready to get them integrated into our school! They will observe a variety of classes as well as partner with a teacher from their subjects to team teach a few lessons throughout the two weeks they are with us.

One of our guests is a Math teacher at EdCC and the other teaches Chemistry-- and remember both of these subjects are taught IN DANISH at the gymnasiums in Denmark, so that means that not only are our teachers willing to try this cross-cultural exchange, but they are going to be doing so in their second language. I cannot wait to watch this project unfold.... The adventure begins on Sunday, 28 August! Stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

this is such a great adventure for both them and everyone who gets to interact with them!

TexaGermaFinlaNadian said...

Oh how fun!! Ya'll will have a great time showing them around. And I am sure they will be ever so thankful for you doing that for them. You will have to let us know how they like Denmark!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful for all concerned!

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