The Institute for Learning Partnership is showcasing the power of international collaboration this week, welcoming 16 Nigerian educators who are part of its newest professional development cohort.
The educators come from the preschool, elementary, middle and high school levels, and are classroom teachers, school leaders and owners, and counselors from private, parochial and government schools. They are beginning the Accomplished Educator Professional Development Certificate (PDC) program, which has been developed as a joint partnership between UW-Green Bay and the Quality Assurance and Research Development Agency of Nigeria (QAARDAN).
Pictured above, from left to right, are UW-Green Bay representative Kimberly Desotell, Coordinator, Professional Development Certificate Program; Juliet Cole, Associate Director, Institute for Learning Partnership; and Theresa Okafor, Director of QAARDAN, the partner organization from Nigeria.
The educators have a packed itinerary during the week, when they will engage in numerous sessions and on- and off-campus events scheduled to cover and address a variety of subjects. They will learn about and discuss topics including online research, professional development best practices, identifying issues at school, developing individual learning plans and more. Splitting time between UW-Green Bay and various area K-12 schools, the educators will be able to observe firsthand many of the issues and topics that make up their sessions and related discussions.
UW-Green Bay also welcomed a group of Nigerian educators in 2013, when nine individuals spent a week engaged in learning and cultural exchange. Individuals from both UW-Green Bay and QAARDAN lauded the program and its mutual benefits.
More information about the Professional Development Certificate partnership with QAARDAN is available online. Visit the Institute for Learning Partnership homepage to learn more about the institute and its initiatives.