Lori Foster, a world language teacher at Oldham County High School, has been selected to participate in the 2016-17 program cycle of the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC), a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State administered by IREX.

Foster is among 76 Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellows from 34 states and the District of Columbia who were chosen from more than 450 applications to participate in the 2016-17 fellowship. The goal of the TGC program is to provide rigorous professional development and foster leadership development for global education in the U.S. classroom.

The program begins with a 10-week online professional development course this fall, after which each participant and an administrator from their school will be invited to in a global education symposium in Washington in February 2017. At the symposium, TGC Fellows will collaborate with teachers, administrators and education leaders from across the United States in a two-day conference on global education.

Following the symposium, TGC Fellows embark on a two- or three-week international field experience in a participating TGC country. They will travel with a cohort of other U.S. teachers and will have the opportunity to meet with teachers and educational leaders in these countries as they gain new insights and a broader understanding of ways to incorporate international perspectives and global education into the U.S. classroom.