Middle schoolers have virtual international experience

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This school year, seventh grade social studies teacher Colleen Breen has been a part of the Teachers Collaborating Across Borders Program (TCAB). On Saturday, April 10, Mazzy Schell, Derek Davis, Ben Reed, Natalie Boyd, Colin Brown, Ava Walter, Kaitlyn Wagner, June Grim, Cheyenne Walsh, Tucker Tipsword, and Brayden Samuelson participated in a virtual meeting with students from Puerto Rico and Bedouin students living in Israel and their respective teachers. Students shared customs and traditions from their respective communities. This program is sponsored by The University of Arizona, University of North Carolina and Duke University.

According to the University of North Carolina website, the The TCAB program is a unique opportunity for teachers from the United States and teachers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to engage in international dialogue and virtual exchange. Throughout the program, teachers discuss topics related to education and culture in their respective countries and to find ways to share this information in their classrooms.