DPS Teachers “Discover Japan” with WSU

The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University, as part of its celebratory 50th Anniversary year, invited high school teachers and educators to join an educational program entitled “Discovering Japan in the 21st Century: Reconciliation with the Past.” The program, sponsored by the US-Japan Foundation and supported by the Japanese Consulate-General in Detroit, presented cultural and informational training sessions that culminated in a 10-day study tour of Japan, May 14-24!

Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology College Transitions Advisor Andrea Jackson was invited to attend the tour of Japan by Wayne State University’s Center of Peace and Conflict Studies.

Only 10 educators across Michigan were invited to take part in this opportunity, with only two DPS staff. Andrea Jackson and Renee Paczkowskia, a Japanese Teacher at Cass Technical Tech High School.

About Discovering Japan in the 21s Century: Reconciliation with the Past
Osborn MST High School and Cass Tech High School will be the pilot schools to have direct partnerships with Japan high school. The students interacted directly with each teacher through Skype and Schoolology. The goal of their communication was to learn directly from each other, as well as the teachers and staff, so Michigan high schools can be more strategic in building global leaders in our schools preparing for the world. The students can discuss how their families play a role in the success of their education. Students will be encouraged to participate in the Michigan/Shiga High School Student Exchange Program, The Michigan/Shiga State Board Goodwill mission and Japan Center for Michigan Universities study abroad programs once in college.

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