The Alt Ed Teacher Exchange

We invited Gina McMurray to the blog to share a wonderful new initiative for alternative educators in the Austin area. Gina works as a mentor at Integrity Academy and is volunteering her time to coordinate this effort. If you know educators at alternative schools who could benefit from the exchange program, be sure to pass along this post! 
                        

 Collaboration and idea sharing among mentors are daily events at Integrity Academy.

Collaboration and idea sharing among mentors are daily events at Integrity Academy.

We are all on the same mission: to change how we as a culture approach education.  Let’s join together in a new form of collaboration with a Teacher Exchange Program!

Mentors/teachers/guides at two different schools can switch places for the day, and learn—through direct interaction—what makes those schools awesome! We will experience what is successful and unique at another alt ed school and bring it “home”: putting into practice new ideas that we gain from other educators and learning environments.

Integrity Academy and Whole Life Learning Center are spearheading this movement, and we are in the planning stages of our first exchange date. One of our mentors will spend the day at WLLC, while one of theirs will come work with us. We all get the benefit of sharing teaching ideas and alt ed culture—without having to hire a sub!

If you are interested in participating in a Teacher Exchange day, please contact me at gina@integrityacademy.org, and I will help facilitate it. Thank you!


Gina McMurray