Lawrence High School science teacher selected for international education exchange program – The Lawrence Times

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Lisa Ball, a science teacher at Lawrence High School, had the opportunity to participate in an international educational exchange, teaching and learning abroad program.

For his “leadership and contributions to society,” Ball received a 2022-23 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program award from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, according to a press release.

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Ball teaches AP Environmental Science and Ecology/Environmental Science at Lawrence High and previously taught at Billy Mills Middle School.

“I am so humbled and thrilled at this opportunity to extend my own learning and bring the world into my classroom,” Ball said in the statement.

This won’t be Ball’s first time teaching overseas, nor will it be his first teaching award. According to her teacher’s page on the district’s website, she sailed last year as a science communication fellow with the Ocean Exploration Trust and was able to teach classes around the world, including her own classes at Lawrence High, from the ship.

She also received the 2020 KEEP Konza Teacher of the Year and Earthwatch Teacher Fellow award in 2009 and 2017, and was named a member of the Toyota International Teacher Program in the Galapagos Islands in 2010.

As part of the Fulbright program, Ball will participate in a 10-week online global education course and attend a symposium in Washington, D.C. She will then be placed in an international class – in a country to be determined – for two to three weeks. this spring or summer.

The Fulbright program, led by the US government in partnership with more than 160 countries, aims to expand knowledge of the world. Ball will now join the more than 400,000 teachers, journalists, artists, scientists and other professionals who have been chosen for the program because of their “academic merit and leadership potential,” according to the press release. Upon completion, Ball will create a capstone project detailing his experience.

To learn more about the 75-year Fulbright program, visit this link.

Ball could not be reached for further comment at the time of publication.

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