Swahili culture + language + robotics education added up to an intense, once-in-a-lifetime education opportunity for two Jackson County School System teachers.
Jennifer Simmons, science teacher at Gum Spring Elementary School, and Milan Juliano, a fourth-grade teacher at East Jackson Elementary School traveled to Tanzania through a 2019 Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Fellowship through the University of Georgia’s Department of Career and Information Studies.
Along with 10 other K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers and administrators, their work included collecting teaching materials for the development of rich program projects that can be shared with other K-12 teachers. They had the chance to interact with the local people in a hands-on setting in Africa, Ms. Juliano also was able to participate in a climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro before returning home.
The project was described in a nearly full-page feature in The Jackson Herald on July 31, 2019 (see below). Click here for more of Ms. Simmons photos from the trip. Click here for some of her reflections on the adventure.Tanzania Trip - Simmons and Juliano