World View expands access to its global professional development programs by offering a limited number of scholarships, based on funding availability, for K-12 and community college educators to attend its spring seminars each year.
James L. Peacock Scholarship
The Peacock Scholarship is open to educators who have attended at least one World View professional development program in the past two years. The scholarship honors former World View Advisory Board chair James L. Peacock, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Spring Seminar 2019 Scholarships
In Spring 2019 World View will offer two (2) additional scholarships to North Carolina K-12 or community college educators to attend a World View March 2019 seminar of their choice. All current North Carolina K-12 and community college educators are invited to apply.
World View Scholarships
Limited scholarships to attend World View’s spring seminars are available for teams of four educators from under-served K-12 school districts, schools or community colleges in North Carolina who are interested in forming a partnership with World View.
Contact Charlè LaMonica at (919) 843-9408 or email@example.com to learn more.
James L. Peacock Scholarship Recipients
2018 – Jonathan Permar, Guilford County Schools
The 2018 James L. Peacock Scholarship winner was 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 continues to have a deep love and appreciation for cultural difference and global awareness. He attended both the Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom Seminar and the East Asia: Traditions, Trends and Transformations Seminar in March 2018 with teams of educators from Guilford County.
2017 – Stephanie Morgan, Pisgah High School, Haywood County, NC
Stephanie Morgan received the 2017 Peacock scholarship to attend World View’s “Latin America and North Carolina” seminar in March 2017.
She infuses her math classes with global content and skills learned at a 2016 spring seminar and fall global symposium and creates globally-relevant lessons for her students. For example: At the spring seminar, a session given by Professor Greg Gangi on the German Energiewende provided her with lots of charts and tables that could be analyzed. Graph analysis in and of itself may not sound global, she states, but being able to present such to her students within a global context while also being applicable to the green energy discussions prompts students to think about global issues within a math classroom. In Chadd McGlone’s Global Math Stories session in the fall, she gained a resource that presents issues from given global regions in mathematical context and forces students to use mathematics to solve the issue. The Iron Ore Express, for instance, fits wonderfully into her Math I curriculum by asking not just for linear equations, but also making comparisons between types of equations her students study. Again, points out Stephanie, this gives a global context to the mathematics students learn.
Great educators listen and discuss, evaluate and encourage, inspire students and aspire to improve him or herself as an educator every day. Stephanie Morgan does this every day, preparing students to become thoughtful global citizens who will be collaborative and competitive in the global marketplace.
2016 – Stacy Jarrell, Pitt Community College, Greenville, NC
Stacy Jarrell received the 2016 Peacock scholarship to attend World View’s “Building Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom” seminar in March 2016. She serves on the advertising and graphic design faculty at Pitt Community College in Greenville, NC, and had participated in World View’s study visit to Costa Rica and Nicaragua in July 2015.
She returned to the classroom after that study visit and developed an innovative design project to connect her students to her experience abroad. Each student created a hypothetical grower of coffee, a staple of Costa Rican daily life, conceived a brand and designed its packaging. In brainstorming names for their growers and conceptualizing logos, students researched Costa Rica, explored the developing practice of permaculture, learned about the roasting process of the coffee bean and, of course, shared some brew. The globalized activity taught creative design and marketing concepts in a global context, educating students and connecting them with the culture of Costa Rica and its unique location, lifestyle and people.