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Russian educators at UGA as part of development, exchange program

Eight teachers and two teacher trainers from Russia will spend nearly three weeks at UGA as part of a professional development and exchange program from Oct. 13-Nov. 1.

“This exchange program will give Russian teachers experience with the U.S. educational system and with campus life,” says Art Dunning, vice president for public service and outreach.

The program, Teachers Training Teachers, is a partnership that includes UGA’s Office of International Public Service and Outreach, the College of Education, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and four Georgia school districts.

UGA faculty will share their approach for teaching math, science and information technology. The exchange will include visits to area schools where the Russian teachers will observe classrooms and meet with American teachers and administrators.

In addition to professional development, field trips to cultural locations in Athens and Atlanta will help the visitors learn about Georgia’s culture and history and the important role of education to its economy.