Elizabeth Lockwood, the library media specialist at Alexandria Country Day School, has been chosen to join the Toyota International Teacher Program in the Galapagos Islands this fall.  Elizabeth was selected from more than 900 applicants to fill only 30 spots.

“Your application stood out with a dynamic personal statement, an innovative impact plan, and a creative, interdisciplinary lesson plan,” said program director Laura Parker.

The Teacher Program to the Galapagos Islands will take place November 22 – December 6. While on the Galapagos Islands, program participants will have the unique opportunity to work in groups with Galapague?o teachers on the design of interdisciplinary environmental lessons.

These lessons will be shared with the education community.

“So far I have not had the opportunity to pursue professional development relating to environmental sustainability and stewardship, but it is a personal interest of mine and an interest of many of my students,” Lockwood said. “Environmental issues make up a large portion of our science curriculum across grades and I would love to be able to facilitate these curricula through my role here.”