Video: Teacher’s dream comes true with prestigious honor

Video: Teacher’s dream comes true with prestigious honor


>>I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. I JUST FEEL SO HONORED, SO HONORED. TIM SHE GOT WORD ABOUT HER : SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT AS SHE WRAPPED UP ANOTHER YEAR AT THE BALTIMORE DESIGN SCHOOL. ALLISON HALL-PRIDGEN HAS CLEANED OUT HER CLASSROOM AND IS NOW PICKING UP A BOOK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PERU.>>THERE IS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE AND PROFICIENCY YOU NEED TO TEACH BUT THERE IS A PROFICIENCY YOU CAN GAIN FROM BEING IMMERSED INTO A SOCIETY. TIM SHE’LL SPEND SIX WEEKS IN : CUSCO, PERU ALONG WITH A 15 OTHER TEACHERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT IS PART OF A PROJECT PAID FOR WITH A FEDERAL EDUCATION FULBRIGHT-HAYS GRANT, AND TOWSON UNIVERSITY. TWO OF ITS PROFESSORS WILL HEAD UP THE TRIP.>>WHAT WE WILL BE EXPERIENCING IS THE TOTAL CULTURE, WE’LL BE LEARNING ABOUT GEOGRAPHY, WE’LL BE LEARNING ABOUT THE ECONOMY, WE WILL BE LEARNING ABOUT AGRICULTURE AND ALL OF THESE THINGS WILL JUST MAKE MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE SO MUCH RICHER. TIM ALLISON HALL-PRIDGEN HAS : BEEN A STUDENT OF SPANISH SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. SHE EVEN TUTORED WHILE IN COLLEGE.>>AFTER I STARTED TUTORING AND THE KIDS’ GRADES STARTED GETTING BETTER AND I SAID I WANT TO TEACH SPANISH AND SO THAT’S HOW I GOT INTO SPANISH. TIM SHE BELIEVES THE TRIP TO : PERU THIS SUMMER WILL HELP SHARPEN HER TEACHING SKILLS AND ALLOW HER TO DEVELOP NEW LESSON PLANS. BUT SHE EXPECTS IT’LL BE A BIT OF A CHALLENGE.>>I DO NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM COMMUNICATING IN SPANISH BUT I HAVE NEVER SPOKEN SIX WEEKS STRAIGHT SO I KNOW IT’S GOING TO , BE SOME GROWING PAINS THERE. TIM THIS FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR CAN’T : WAIT TO PASS ALONG THE KNOWLEDGE SHE PICKS UP THIS SUMMER TO BRING BACK TO HELP HER STUDENTS MASTER SPANISH.

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