Over the next two weeks Teach Global Ed is excited to have Ryan Churchward as a guest blogger. Ryan has taught for the last 8 years in Burleson, Texas. Before that, he taught in Mexico City for a year. He was awarded the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Teacher of the Year for 2016 and most recently was named the Burleson ISD Teacher of the Year. This fall he will be teaching Global Studies at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas. Besides teaching, Ryan loves traveling, playing soccer, and painting.
From June 17 - 26, Ryan will be in Greece working with humanitarian organizations as they seek to help refugees fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan among other places. While in Greece, he will be giving us a firsthand account of what is being done to help our desperate global neighbors. This nearly unprecedented refugee crisis, that has only found on and off attention in the media, will (and should) be a topic of debate during the fall US presidential election. We are privileged to have Ryan, both a great educator and even greater person, further educate and challenge us as global citizens.
Feel free to offer him questions in the comments section of his posts. Depending on his internet access and time, he will answer as many as possible.
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Stephen Blan teaches US History at Fort Worth Country Day in Fort Worth, TX and is a 2015 Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow.