The 2018 cohort of teachers included 18 teachers from China, 8 teachers from Egypt, and 2 teachers from Morocco who collectively taught over 4,350 students in their classes, completed 4,917 hours of professional development, and participated in 2,180 hours of outreach in their host schools and communities. Through outreach, these teachers reached over 22,000 students, teachers, parents, and community members in places such as feeder schools, senior centers, libraries, and local universities, building bridges of mutual understanding across the U.S. 10 teachers started new Chinese and Arabic programs at their host schools and the remaining 18 teachers enabled their host school’s existing programs grow and expand.
A host school principal reported that their exchange teacher’s impact “cannot be measured. In a rural, predominately white community, students and educators have little firsthand experience with the Chinese culture. The education she has provided has created a cultural awareness that did not exist prior to her visit.”
Open the attached factsheet to learn more about the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 TCLP cohort and their lasting impact in their host schools and communities.