Why is the teachers union sending a science teacher to China to learn Mandarin? Who knows.
The NEA thinks American teachers have something to learn from their Chinese counterparts. So much so, they’re sending a Wisconsin science teacher — to learn Mandarin.
Theisen Middle School science teacher Ted Eischeid is traveling to China this week as a 2014 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow.
Eischeid, who teaches eighth grade, was among 32 public school educators chosen as a Global Fellow by the National Education Association. The group will spend a year learning about world issues and sharing ideas.
Eischeid said the teachers will act as global education leaders.
“My experience in China will be all about learning about commonalities between teachers and education,” he said. “As an ambassador I will be bringing all kinds of new knowledge back to my classroom.”
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