Julie Kinnaird | March 27, 2018
World View is committed to ensuring accessibility to our programs for all North Carolina K-12 and community college educators. We are pleased to provide an annual scholarship for a select educator to attend a World View March seminar of their choice in honor of former World View Advisory Board Chair, Dr. James L. Peacock. Peacock is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Peacock was instrumental in the founding of World View and helped World View fulfill our mission for over 15 years.
The 2018 James L. Peacock Scholarship winner is Jonathan Permar, Director of Social Studies for Guilford County Schools. In his current role Jonathan supports and drives global education efforts in his county. He is working to build a network of global educators who connect with each other, with resources and with professional development opportunities.
Jonathan wrote, “My principal first introduced me to World View with a Latin America and NC Seminar. It gave me content I incorporated into my teaching that year, talking about the experiences of those immigrating to the United States – and provided an interesting comparison between both previous and current push-pull factors for humans’ migration. Likewise, that experience gave me insight on ways to integrate my students’ personal stories into my classroom instruction, so they not only saw themselves in the content but others learned more about the world around them.”
Jonathan attended both the Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom Seminar and East Asia: Traditions, Trends and Transformations Seminar with teams of educators from Guilford County.
World View provided two additional scholarships to NC educators to advance global education in their classrooms, schools or colleges. After reviewing applications from across the state, the 2018 recipients were selected. This year the winners are Tina Collins, an ESL teacher at New Market Elementary in Randolph County and Alison Edwards, a social studies teacher at Rogers-Herr Middle School in Durham.
Tina wrote in her essay, “World View has given me the inspiration and courage to take a closer look at my classroom and my lesson planning. This year I have examined literature more carefully that I share with my students. After World View, I look at the curriculum with new eyes.”
Alison wrote that she wanted to attend the spring seminar on equity and cultural respect “to ensure that I reach all of my students. It will give me tools to adapt instruction for those who often feel left out or unconnected. I hope that I can find tools to bring back to my school and my district.”
Both Tina and Alison attended the Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom Seminar. We hope that they both found tools to support equitable and respectful global learning environments for all of their students.
World View congratulates the recipients of the 2018 spring scholarships and commends Jonathan, Tina and Alison for advancing global education in their schools and districts.