English Teachers Visit from 15 Countries

English Teachers Visit from 15 Countries
This is the image for the news article titled English Teachers Visit from 15 CountriesDiana Parks, Director of International Training and Bethany Pinegar, Manager of International Training, through the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program at California State University, Chico, are hosting 20 secondary school teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) from 20 different countries for a six-week professional development program from February to March , 2016.   The goal of this program is to provide this group of multi-national educators with an opportunity to enhance their teaching skills and increase their understanding and knowledge about the educational system in the United States. 


The Center for Transforming Education was privileged to host the group on their first stop of professional learning in Butte County.  Susan Hukkanen and Rindy DeVoll presented an overview of the educational system in the U.S. and CA, and a peek into what the new State Standards and initiatives entail for students and educators.


These 20 international educators will participate in course work and intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning and the use of instructional technologies.  They will also have a field experience at a Chico secondary school with a U.S. partner teacher and their students.  Cultural activities, including a friendship family day and site visits in and around Chico, Sacramento and San Francisco will help immerse the international participants in Northern California society.

For more information contact:
Center for Transforming Education
Susan Hukkanen, Assistant Superintendent
5 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA  95965