Seven Chaminade University staff and faculty last month joined over 700 members from across Micronesia for the three-day Micronesian Teacher Education Conference in Chuuk State, in the Federated States of Micronesia.
They helped train other teachers by presenting on a range of topics, including how to embed culturally responsive teaching into the classroom, engage exceptional students with effective strategies, teach vocabulary using word games and more.
Chaminade offers a distance-learning Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in Oceania in Chuuk State, so several of the conference attendees were Chaminade graduates who have become teachers in Micronesia.
“Engaging with our colleagues from different parts of the Pacific is a physical demonstration of our mission to develop partnerships with our Island neighbors,” says Katrina Roseler, Associate Professor in the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences who taught a session on adaptation and natural selection, and another on engineering for disaster. “We’re all in this together. I still have so much to learn and share with teachers all over the world.”