In December, I learned that my TGC field experience placement would be Morocco. Immediately, I began researching the country, its culture, customs, and educational system. In February, I attended a Global Education Symposium in Washington DC in order to prepare myself for my field experience as well as to celebrate the close of our online class and a successful fellowship thus far.
My field experience assigned dates are March5-March 19. As I am writing this update today, I have actually already begun my field experience. Today is day three in Morocco. Thus far, the field experience has included two dinners, a lunch with a supervisor from the Morocco Association of the Teachers of English (MATE), a visit to a teacher training center (Ecole Normale Superieure), a student teacher forum, and three classes taught by our in country local guide, Meriem Lahrizi.
I look forward to the next few days as we will visit local schools, meet other teachers and students, and begin visiting culturally relevant and historical sites around the capital city of Rabat.
So far, I have had the opportunity to learn about a dozen useful phrases in Moroccan Arabic and a few opportunities to use my limited French language skills.
Later today we will visit the US Embassy and visit a local school...
That's all for now...