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Home | News | EPCC education students, staff heading to Finland, Sweden

EPCC education students, staff heading to Finland, Sweden

A team of El Paso Community College students majoring in Education and select faculty will travel to Finland and Sweden for a teacher preparation program.

The tour is part of EPCC’s new partnership in the NASA Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program.

“This trip will also highlight a developing collaboration with NASA’s GLOBE program with the University of Helsinki and EPCC,” John Olgin, EPCC Physics Instructor said. “Now students in STEM education and teachers in our region can become official GLOBE teachers through EPCC workshops and actively participate in submitting earth science data to NASA.”

The students will gain insight on how these countries implement successful educational practices, and will incorporate this experience in their classrooms.

Finland is a leader in collaborative learning, student well-being and hands-on approach to learning. NASA GLOBE program collaborators in Finland will show how to engage students in studying environmental changes.

“My goal for this trip is to soak in as much information on teaching practices, culture, and experience as I can and use it to help people,” Myca Nguyen, EPCC Education Student said.

Follow the EPCC team on Facebook, beginning on May 18 for daily reports on their learning opportunities and travels.

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